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    Poverty in Germany hits post-reunification high: study
    Feb19

    Poverty in Germany hits post-reunification high: study

    BERLIN (AFP) – Poverty in Germany has risen to its highest level since reunification in 1990, with the gap between rich and poor in Europes top economy getting wider, a study said Thursday.Some 12.5 million people were classed as poor in 2013, up from 12.1 million a year earlier in the country of about 80 million, the report by Germanys...

    Leaders renew support for tattered Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    Leaders renew support for tattered Ukraine ceasefire

    The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia on Thursday (Feb 19) pledged renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations – including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Channel...

    White House says ‘deeply troubled’ by Ukraine fighting
    Feb19

    White House says ‘deeply troubled’ by Ukraine fighting

    The White House said on Thursday that it was “deeply troubled” by reports that fighting continued in eastern Ukraine in spite of a cease-fire agreement signed last week. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Moscow and other parties to the Minsk agreement need to abide by all their commitments. “What was agreed to last week...

    Russia starts sending gas to east Ukraine rebel zone
    Feb19

    Russia starts sending gas to east Ukraine rebel zone

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias Gazprom on Thursday started supplying gas directly to the rebel-controlled area in east Ukraine after pro-Moscow separatist leaders said Kiev had cut supplies, the companys chief said.From 1600 (1300 GMT) on February 19, Gazprom is supplying gas to Ukraine including through the Prokhorovka and Platovo gas metering...

    White House says 'deeply troubled' by Ukraine fighting
    Feb19

    White House says 'deeply troubled' by Ukraine fighting

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday that it was “deeply troubled” by reports that fighting continued in eastern Ukraine in spite of a cease-fire agreement signed last week. …read more Source: The...

    Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

    Russia started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Kiev had temporarily suspended deliveries because of damage to the networks from heavy fighting, which is continuing despite a ceasefire. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Kiev had temporarily suspended deliveries because of damage to the networks from heavy fighting, which is continuing despite a ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Russia strongly reacts to EU’s interference in India-Russia matters
    Feb19

    Russia strongly reacts to EU’s interference in India-Russia matters

    Russia reacted sharply to EU’s comments on Thursday that India should “persuade” Moscow over events in Ukraine, saying it is “sly distortion” of the core reasons which led to the intra-Ukrainian conflict and alleged that with tacit support of the US and EU a violent coup took place in Kiev in February 2014....

    IMF confident $40 billion package for Ukraine will come together
    Feb19

    IMF confident $40 billion package for Ukraine will come together

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it is confident Ukraine should get an overall $40 billion (25.89 pounds) financing package to support its economy, without providing details about the breakdown of funds. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce
    Feb19

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce

    ARTEMIVSK/VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting raged in parts of east Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. …read more Source: The...

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