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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 15 Feb 2015
    Feb15

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 15 Feb 2015

    DANISH POLICE KILL SHOOTING SUSPECTPolice in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man they believe was behind two deadly attacks hours earlier. Officers said CCTV indicated the man was responsible for an attack at a cafe on and another at a synagogue just hours later that happened just two miles apart. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt...

    Putin: Will he go nuclear?
    Feb15

    Putin: Will he go nuclear?

    The Ukraine crisis has turned into a potentially apocalyptic nuclear stand-off as President Vladimir Putin primes Russia for conflict with the West. But how scared should we really be? …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine ceasefire enters into force after day of fierce fighting
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire enters into force after day of fierce fighting

    An uncertain ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk earlier this week between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatist forces in the country’s east took effect at midnight on Saturday after a day of deadly violence. …read more Source: France...

    Rebels reported to have broken Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb15

    Rebels reported to have broken Ukraine ceasefire

    Ukraine’s military has claimed pro-Russian rebels have shelled Ukrainian positions on ten separate occasions since a ceasefire came into effect at midnight. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Guns fall silent in Ukraine as ceasefire begins
    Feb15

    Guns fall silent in Ukraine as ceasefire begins

    Shelling suddenly stopped in Donetsk and Mairupol at midnight after President Petro Poroshenko gave order was given to government forces …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: Ceasefire has been violated by mortar attack
    Feb15

    Ukraine: Ceasefire has been violated by mortar attack

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    Ukraine points towards the start of a tumultuous new era in world politics | Dmitri Trenin
    Feb15

    Ukraine points towards the start of a tumultuous new era in world politics | Dmitri Trenin

    As Vladimir Putin achieves his minimal goal in Minsk, Russia is isolated from Europe and the US but spreading its reach to new alliancesAfter the ceasefire negotiated in Minsk, a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine remains distant. Most of the points in the agreement, including Ukraine’s constitutional reform and the resumption of...

    How Angela Merkel became Europe’s undisputed leader | Franziska Augstein
    Feb15

    How Angela Merkel became Europe’s undisputed leader | Franziska Augstein

    The German chancellor has done well over Ukraine. But she owes a lot to othersLast week, German chancellor Angela Merkel was not dubbed the “most powerful woman in the world”. Time magazine had done that a few years ago. Now, gender specifics are cast aside, as she claims the position of the European continent’s “most powerful political...

    Ukraine crisis: Guns fall silent in Donetsk as ceasefire begins
    Feb15

    Ukraine crisis: Guns fall silent in Donetsk as ceasefire begins

    Shelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country’s bloody conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire offers cold comfort to those caught up in the fighting
    Feb15

    Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire offers cold comfort to those caught up in the fighting

    A few miles out of Artyomovsk, there is a turn to the right. There, most civilian vehicles disappear, and the highway turns into a dramatic artery of war, with green diesel trucks, rocket launchers, missile transporters, armoured vehicles and tanks pulsate along the frozen road, over the hill towards the theatre of Debaltseve. …read more...

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