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    Ukraine raises key interest rate to fight financial crisis
    Feb05

    Ukraine raises key interest rate to fight financial crisis

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank announced on Thursday a big increase in its main interest rate to 19.5 percent to try to avert financial collapse, brought ever closer by fighting in the country’s east and a lack of foreign funding. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis European leaders in new peace bid
    Feb05

    Ukraine crisis European leaders in new peace bid

    French President Francois Hollande said he is heading to Ukraine Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to present a new peace initiative. He said they would put forward the new plan before … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    German, French leaders to take Ukraine peace plan to Kiev, Moscow
    Feb05

    German, French leaders to take Ukraine peace plan to Kiev, Moscow

    February 05, 2015 8:07 PMPARIS/KIEV (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany and France launched a new diplomatic initiative over Ukraine on Thursday, announcing they would fly together to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to resolve the conflict that could be “acceptable to all”. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Kerry travels to Ukraine as US weighs sending arms
    Feb05

    Kerry travels to Ukraine as US weighs sending arms

    US secretary of state John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Hollande floats Ukraine peace plan as leaders flock to Kiev
    Feb05

    Hollande floats Ukraine peace plan as leaders flock to Kiev

    KIEV (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were taking a new peace plan to Kiev and Moscow after a surge in deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine.Hollande and Merkel were expected in Kiev after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks with Ukraines leaders who are pushing for...

    French, German leaders head to Ukraine with peace initiative
    Feb05

    French, German leaders head to Ukraine with peace initiative

    The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals on Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francoi… …read more Source: The...

    NATO to boost eastern defences after Russian ‘aggression’
    Feb05

    NATO to boost eastern defences after Russian ‘aggression’

    NATO is set to agree to a major boost to its defences in eastern Europe in response to what it calls Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    France's Hollande – Ukraine trip must produce deal acceptable to all
    Feb05

    France's Hollande – Ukraine trip must produce deal acceptable to all

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said that a trip to Ukraine on Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed to produce a conflict-resolution deal that would be acceptable to all parties. …read more Source: The...

    US weighs supply weapons as John Kerry visits Ukraine
    Feb05

    US weighs supply weapons as John Kerry visits Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry walks off the plane at Kiev Boryspil International Airport in Kiev on Thursday. The Ukrainian government is anxious to use Thursday’s visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev to reiterate its plea for lethal aid. (Source: AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the...

    Nato to boost eastern defences after Russian ‘aggression’
    Feb05

    Nato to boost eastern defences after Russian ‘aggression’

    BRUSSELS: Nato was set Thursday to agree a major boost to its defences in eastern Europe including six bases and a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to what it called Russian aggression in Ukraine. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the moves likely to be approved by defence ministers meeting in Brussels were purely...

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