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    Battle of the airwaves – Baltics compete with Russia for hearts and minds
    Feb13

    Battle of the airwaves – Baltics compete with Russia for hearts and minds

    RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) – Responding to what they see as a wave of Kremlin propaganda over Ukraine, the governments of the three Baltic states are keeping a wary eye on pro-Moscow TV channels and stepping up their own broadcasts in Russian. …read more Source: The...

    European stocks extend gains awaiting outcome on Greece
    Feb13

    European stocks extend gains awaiting outcome on Greece

    LONDON (AFP) – European stock markets rose Friday, with Germanys main index breaching 11,000 points for the first time, as Greece appeared closer to a possible overhaul of its bailout.The DAX index hit an intraday high of 11,013.85 points as the Frankfurt stock exchange was also driven by positive economic data — and later stood up...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    PARIS (AFP) – France basked Friday in the historic first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship multi-role combat...

    “Merkel mania” as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece
    Feb13

    “Merkel mania” as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece

    BERLIN – Kiev, Moscow, Munich, Washington, Ottawa, Minsk and Brussels – all in a week’s work for Angela Merkel, whose tireless efforts to broker peace in Ukraine and keep Greece in the euro zone won praise even from the chancellor’s fiercest critics in Germany.”I don’t feel bad. And the week isn’t even...

    To reach Ukraine accord – high diplomacy, ‘dirty games’ and pig’s fat
    Feb13

    To reach Ukraine accord – high diplomacy, ‘dirty games’ and pig’s fat

    The talks lasted more than 17 hours, during which a couple of “buckets” of coffee were drunk, and took place in what Ukraine’s foreign minister, with some understatement, described as a “difficult psychological atmosphere”. …read more Source: Channel...

    US conspicuous by its absence at Minsk talks on Ukraine conflict
    Feb13

    US conspicuous by its absence at Minsk talks on Ukraine conflict

    Washington rarely shies away from seeking to wield its power in a world crisis, but in the tense negotiations that secured Ukraine’s ceasefire it played an oddly behind-the-scenes role. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    To reach Ukraine accord: high diplomacy, 'dirty games' and pig's fat
    Feb13

    To reach Ukraine accord: high diplomacy, 'dirty games' and pig's fat

    MINSK (Reuters) – The talks lasted more than 17 hours, during which a couple of “buckets” of coffee were drunk, and took place in what Ukraine’s foreign minister, with some understatement, described as a “difficult psychological atmosphere”. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine Death Toll Grows After Fragile Peace Deal Signed
    Feb13

    Ukraine Death Toll Grows After Fragile Peace Deal Signed

    At least 15 people have been killed in east Ukraine in new shelling despite the signing of a peace deal to end the 10-month conflict. …read more Source:...

    'Merkel mania' as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece
    Feb13

    'Merkel mania' as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Kiev, Moscow, Munich, Washington, Ottawa, Minsk and Brussels — all in a week’s work for Angela Merkel, whose tireless efforts to broker peace in Ukraine and keep Greece in the euro zone won praise even from the chancellor’s fiercest critics in Germany. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Merkel mania’ as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece
    Feb13

    ‘Merkel mania’ as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece

    Kiev, Moscow, Munich, Washington, Ottawa, Minsk and Brussels – all in a week’s work for Angela Merkel, whose tireless efforts to broker peace in Ukraine and keep Greece in the euro zone won praise even from the chancellor’s fiercest critics in Germany. …read more Source: Channel...

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