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    “Drastic Decline” Seen in World Press Freedom
    Feb13

    “Drastic Decline” Seen in World Press Freedom

    Source: Reporters Without BordersBy Leila LemghalefUNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 2015 (IPS)A leading advocacy group warns of a “worldwide deterioration in freedom of information” last year.Out of the 180 countries being surveyed, two-thirds have slipped in standards compared to last year, according to the Reporters Without Borders’ World Press...

    EU warns of more sanctions if Russia flouts ceasefire
    Feb13

    EU warns of more sanctions if Russia flouts ceasefire

    EU leaders gave a “cautious” welcome to the Ukraine ceasefire deal on Thursday (12 February) but warned they might impose further sanctions if it isn’t implemented. …read more Source:...

    EU views Ukraine deal cautiously
    Feb13

    EU views Ukraine deal cautiously

    Realism tinged with relief was the dominant mood among leaders of the European Union today as they began to absorb the details of an agreement wrung out of the Russian and Ukrainian presidents overnight by the leaders of France and Germany. The mood was set by Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, as she headed into the EU summit in Brussels...

    Greek defiance masks important concessions
    Feb13

    Greek defiance masks important concessions

    Greece’s hated bailout memorandum and the ‘troika’ of officials that enforced it “no longer exist”, Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s new prime minister, declared tonight (13 February) following his first European Council. Yet in the margins of the meeting he authorised Greece’s experts to enter into technical discussions with...

    EU to step up counter-terrorism co-operation
    Feb13

    EU to step up counter-terrorism co-operation

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels today (12 February) called for increased use of existing cross-border co-operation tools to track terrorist fighters returning from fighting in Syria. But they stopped short of calling for a immediate revision of the EU’s Schengen Border Code. Though today’s informal summit was originally supposed to...

    EU leaders warn of further sanctions, if Ukraine deal breached
    Feb13

    EU leaders warn of further sanctions, if Ukraine deal breached

    The leaders of Germany and France have said that more sanctions could be brought against Russia if a new Ukraine ceasefire fails. A deal aimed at ending the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine was reached on Thursday. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Rival Ukrainian MPs trade blows in punch-up after falling out over corruption bill
    Feb13

    Rival Ukrainian MPs trade blows in punch-up after falling out over corruption bill

    On the day a ceasefire was finally agreed in Ukraine, two MPs traded blows in a full-blown and vicious punch-up in the halls of Verkhovna Rada in Kiev. …read more Source: Daily...

    Ukrainian parliament turns into ‘boxing ring’ (Watch Video)
    Feb13

    Ukrainian parliament turns into ‘boxing ring’ (Watch Video)

    Two Ukrainian MPs turned the Parliament in Kiev into a boxing ring when a brawl began in the chamber. According to Bloomberg, the “sluggers cum lawmakers” belong to the centrist party and to the center-right party, accordingly. …read more Source:...

    Cameron: ‘We need to see actual things happening on the ground in Ukraine’
    Feb13

    Cameron: ‘We need to see actual things happening on the ground in Ukraine’

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    Ukraine war rages on after ceasefire is agreed
    Feb13

    Ukraine war rages on after ceasefire is agreed

    CIVIL war continued in Ukraine yesterday despite hopes of peace raised by the prospect of a new ceasefire agreement. …read more Source:...

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