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    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...

    Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president’s role in Kiev
    Feb16

    Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president’s role in Kiev

    Georgia has called Ukraine’s ambassador to a meeting to discuss Kiev’s “surprising” appointment of former President Mikheil Saakashvili as an adviser, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Saakashvili is on Georgia’s wanted list over charges of exceeding his authority but has left the South Caucasus country. Ukrainian...

    Czech Republic sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine
    Feb16

    Czech Republic sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    The Czech Republic sent on Monday 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid, including medical supplies, sleeping bags, blankets and roofing, to Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Moscow sees signs of positive development in southeastern Ukraine
    Feb16

    Moscow sees signs of positive development in southeastern Ukraine

    Situation in the conflict area in southeastern Ukraine is better now, thanks to the agreements reached during the recent negotiations in Belarusian capital Minsk, a Kremlin official said Monday. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine's goods trade deficit narrows sharply in 2014 as imports plunge
    Feb16

    Ukraine's goods trade deficit narrows sharply in 2014 as imports plunge

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s trade deficit for goods narrowed sharply last year to $468.3 million, official data showed on Monday, but that was due to a drop in imports following a gas pricing row with Russia and a sharp depreciation of the hryvnia currency. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev said on Monday it rejected a proposal from pro-Russian rebels to create a safe corridor for government troops out of the encircled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, the focus of heavy fighting despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

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