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    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine deal
    Feb18

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine deal

    Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. ||| Moscow – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered...

    UN calls for Ukraine fighting to stop
    Feb18

    UN calls for Ukraine fighting to stop

    The UN Security Council called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal. ||| United Nations – The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal as an almost three-day-old ceasefire...

    S&P 500 ends at record high on Greece hopes
    Feb18

    S&P 500 ends at record high on Greece hopes

    The S&P 500 ended at another record high on Tuesday as optimism grew that a debt deal would be reached with Greece. ||| New York – The S&P 500 ended above 2,100 at another record high on Tuesday as optimism grew that a debt deal would be reached with Greece and as bond prices sold off. In a possible sign of progress for Greece, a...

    Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

    Pro-Russian rebels bombarded government troops encircled in east Ukraine pushing a fragile peace deal closer to collapse. ||| Nikishine, Ukraine – Pro-Russian rebels bombarded government troops encircled in east Ukraine on Tuesday and a plan for both sides to pull back their heavy guns stalled, pushing a fragile peace deal closer to...

    European stocks reverse losses
    Feb17

    European stocks reverse losses

    European stocks reversed early losses on Tuesday as investors focused on the prospects of a Greek deal. ||| London – European stocks reversed early losses on Tuesday and yields on lower-rated euro zone bonds fell as investors reassessed the collapse of Greek debt talks and focused on the prospects of a deal. The euro also recovered from...

    US stock index futures flat
    Feb17

    US stock index futures flat

    Futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors continued to watch the Greek and Ukrainian situations. ||| New York – US stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, the first trading session after the S&P 500 closed at a record high, although investors continued to watch the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile...

    Markets fall after Greece talks
    Feb17

    Markets fall after Greece talks

    Stocks fell and lower-rated euro zone bond yields rose on Tuesday after talks between Athens and European partners collapsed. ||| London – Stocks fell and lower-rated euro zone bond yields rose on Tuesday after talks between Athens and its European partners over the country’s debt crisis collapsed, raising doubts about Greece’s...

    Ukraine peace deal on verge of collapse
    Feb17

    Ukraine peace deal on verge of collapse

    The US said it was “gravely concerned” by the fighting in and around an eastern Ukrainian town after a truce that came into force on Sunday. ||| Vuhlehirsk, Ukraine – Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a...

    EU offers Zim aid after long period of sanctions
    Feb17

    EU offers Zim aid after long period of sanctions

    The EU had given Zimbabwe E234 million (R3.1 billion), the first time the bloc had given financial aid to the southern African nation’s government since imposing sanctions in 2002, it said yesterday. ||| ReutersTHE EU had given Zimbabwe E234 million (R3.1 billion), the first time the bloc had given financial aid to the southern African...

    Worldwide markets spike on prospects of Greece deal
    Feb17

    Worldwide markets spike on prospects of Greece deal

    Global shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed yesterday with investors cautiously optimistic euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal to shore up Greece’s dwindling finances. ||| Nigel Stephenson LondonGLOBAL shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed yesterday with investors cautiously...

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