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    Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback

    Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so.Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the...

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukraine town – senior rebel
    Feb17

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukraine town – senior rebel

    Pro-Russian separatists cannot “morally” stop fighting for control of a town in east Ukraine where they have encircled government troops despite a peace deal, a senior rebel representative said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukrain town
    Feb17

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukrain town

    Pro-Russian separatists cannot “morally” stop fighting for control of a town in east Ukraine where they have encircled government troops despite a peace deal, a senior rebel representative said on Tuesday. Denis Pushilin also told Reuters before a scheduled conference call on implementation of the agreement that the rebels could not...

    Canada’s Fairfax to buy insurer Brit Plc for $1.88 billion
    Feb17

    Canada’s Fairfax to buy insurer Brit Plc for $1.88 billion

    CANADA (Reuters) – Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a Canadian property and casualty insurer, said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to gain a significant presence in the Lloyds of London market.Brit shareholders will receive 305 pence in cash per share, including any final dividend for the...

    Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko agree steps on Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb17

    Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko agree steps on Ukraine ceasefire

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on concrete steps with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to allow the OSCE to observe the situation in eastern Ukraine given the fragility of the agreed ceas… …read more Source: The...

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine truce
    Feb17

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine truce

    KIEV – A two-day-old truce in Ukraine was under threat Monday with fighting unabated around a strategic railway hub and other violations reported, putting in peril an agreement to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline. The European Union, which backed the fresh peace effort brought about last week through hard-won mediation by...

    Ceasefire fragile as pro-Russia rebels battle with Ukraine army over Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ceasefire fragile as pro-Russia rebels battle with Ukraine army over Debaltseve

    Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse. The European Union kept pressure on Russia and the rebels by announcing a new list of separatists and Russians targeted with...

    Kremlin says leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine had a phone call
    Feb17

    Kremlin says leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine had a phone call

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine discussed the agreement reached in Minsk on solving Ukraine’s conflict during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday night. …read more Source: The...

    US urges Russia, rebels to ‘immediately’ halt Ukraine attacks
    Feb17

    US urges Russia, rebels to ‘immediately’ halt Ukraine attacks

    The United States called on Russia and the separatists it backs to “immediately” halt attacks in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expressing grave concern about ceasefire violations.A two-day old truce was on the verge of collapsing as fighting raged around a strategic railway hub and both sides said conditions were not met to start...

    Rupiah opens at Rp 12,758 per dollar on Tuesday
    Feb17

    Rupiah opens at Rp 12,758 per dollar on Tuesday

    The rupiah interbank trade rate in Jakarta in Tuesday’s first trading session weakened slightly by 11 basis points to Rp 12,758 per US dollar from Rp 12,747 per US dollar in the earlier trading session.Samuel Sekuritas economist Rangga Cipta said the rupiah was considered stable after Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data revealed that the...

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