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    World › Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb17

    World › Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. Under the cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, the...

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject cease-fire
    Feb16

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject cease-fire

    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 […]...

    Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko ‘concerned’ at ongoing Ukraine fighting
    Feb16

    Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko ‘concerned’ at ongoing Ukraine fighting

    PARIS – President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday they were “concerned” about post-ceasefire fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, the French president’s office said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    France, Germany, Ukraine say OSCE monitors need free access
    Feb16

    France, Germany, Ukraine say OSCE monitors need free access

    PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine said on Monday that observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe must have “free access” for their work in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    European markets close down pending outcome of Greek debt talks
    Feb16

    European markets close down pending outcome of Greek debt talks

    LONDON (AFP) – European stocks closed slightly off on Monday as investors awaited the outcome of high-stakes debt talks between Greece and its eurozone partners in Brussels.Londons benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.24 percent to close at 6,857.05 points in afternoon deals in the British capital.Frankfurts DAX 30 closed 0.37 percent off at...

    Greek shares fall, Europe slips as no deal seen in debt talks
    Feb16

    Greek shares fall, Europe slips as no deal seen in debt talks

    Greek shares fell and pan-European indexes slipped on Monday as investors tempered their expectations that euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels would find common ground with Greece’s new leftist government. The currency bloc’s finance ministers and the Greek government, elected last month on promises of ending austerity and...

    ‘Stop shooting’ European Union pleads as fresh Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb16

    ‘Stop shooting’ European Union pleads as fresh Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    February 17, 2015 12:25 AMKIEV (AFP) – A two-day-old truce in Ukraine was under threat Monday as fighting raged around a strategic railway hub and other violations were reported, jeopardising an agreement to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source: The Straits...

    ‘Stop shooting’ EU pleads as fresh Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb16

    ‘Stop shooting’ EU pleads as fresh Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    KIEV (AFP) – A two-day-old truce in Ukraine was under threat Monday as fighting raged around a strategic railway hub and other violations were reported, jeopardising an agreement to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline.The European Union, which backed the new peace effort brought about last week through painstaking mediation...

    France to ink jet sale to Egypt as Cairo bombs IS
    Feb16

    France to ink jet sale to Egypt as Cairo bombs IS

    CAIRO (AFP) – Frances defence minister was to sign an agreement with Egypt Monday for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet, in a deal that will boost Cairos military as it tackles jihadists.Paris hopes the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters to be delivered later this year — which comes as Cairo...

    Renzi puts brakes on military action as Italy frets over Libya fallout
    Feb16

    Renzi puts brakes on military action as Italy frets over Libya fallout

    ROME (AFP) – Italy on Monday ruled out military intervention in Libya in the short term, despite mounting concern in Rome over the countrys exposure to the fallout from the chaos engulfing its former colony.The countrys defence and foreign ministers have, in recent days, aired the possibility of Italy leading a UN-backed force on a mission...

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