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Leaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surges
Feb12

Leaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surges

MINSK, (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held peace talks in Belarus deep into the night, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting. Ukraine’s army said yesterday that 19 of its soldiers were killed in pro-Russian separatist...

Hope of agreement after Ukrainian peace talks, sources say
Feb12

Hope of agreement after Ukrainian peace talks, sources say

Diplomatic sources say leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France may be close to agreement following all-night talks on resolving conflict …read more Source: Business...

Ukraine peace talks drag on
Feb12

Ukraine peace talks drag on

Ukraine said on Thursday there was no good news yet after 14 hours of tortuous talks between Kiev, Moscow, Berlin and France, as the Kremlin was posing “unacceptable conditions” on ending the 10-month conflict in the ex-Soviet country. …read more Source:...

Press freedom: SA is 39th on world list
Feb12

Press freedom: SA is 39th on world list

Freedom of the press is good in Finland. It’s terrible in Eritrea. How well does South Africa fare? ||| Paris – Media freedom suffered a “drastic decline” worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released on...

Ukraine peace talks end
Feb12

Ukraine peace talks end

Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have left the negotiating room in the Belarusian capital Minsk where they were locked in all-night talks on a plan to end 10 months of fighting in Ukraine. A diplomatic source of Reuters news agency said early on Thursday that the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France would sign a document...

Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
Feb12

Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

Intense talks on ending the war in Ukraine stretched through the night on Thursday as the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany sought to unt …read more Source: The New...

Greece minister enters lions’ den
Feb12

Greece minister enters lions’ den

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis headed for a showdown with euro zone finance ministers yesterday after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal to extend an international bailout. ||| Costas Pitas and Alastair Macdonald Athens and BrusselsGreek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis yesterday began...

Asia’s stocks fall as Greek uncertainty saps confidence
Feb12

Asia’s stocks fall as Greek uncertainty saps confidence

Asian stocks and the euro fell on Thursday as markets erred on the side of caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations. ||| Tokyo – Asian stocks and the euro fell on Thursday as markets erred on the side of caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations amid conflicting headlines on progress in the talks. MSCI’s broadest index...

Greece, euro zone fail to agree on debt
Feb12

Greece, euro zone fail to agree on debt

Greece’s new leftist government and its international creditors failed to agree on a way forward after seven hours of talks. ||| Brussels – Greece’s new leftist government and its international creditors failed to agree on a way forward on the country’s unpopular bailout and will try again on Monday, with time running out...

US to Train Ukranian Troops
Feb12

US to Train Ukranian Troops

The U.S. troops will train the Ukrainians in fields such as how to better defend themselves against pro-Russian rockets and artillery. …read more Source:...

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