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    The Morning Vertical, February 20, 2017
    Feb20

    The Morning Vertical, February 20, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic
    Feb20

    Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic

    Bird flu is back. Chinese authorities are closing live poultry markets as H7N9 courses through the country, infecting 192 and killing 79 in January alone. So far, this strain of avian flu appears to have been transmitted only through contact with live poultry, but there’s always a fear it will mutate and start passing between humans....

    Trump associates involved in Russia-Ukraine peace proposal
    Feb20

    Trump associates involved in Russia-Ukraine peace proposal

    Several associates of President Trump – all working outside the government – have been involved with a peace proposal for Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect
    Feb20

    East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect

    A ceasefire is due to come into effect in eastern Ukraine following a deal in Munich over the weekend to halt fighting and withdraw heavy weapons from the front line. , But there have been many such agreements in the past and the omens for peace in the region are not good. Russian-backed fighters and the Ukrainian army have clashed almost daily...

    Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports (AFP)
    Feb20

    Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – Germany on Monday criticised as “unacceptable” Russia’s decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. …read more Source: The West...

    Pence faces anti-Trump protests, calls to oppose EU breakup
    Feb20

    Pence faces anti-Trump protests, calls to oppose EU breakup

    BRUSSELS: US Vice President Mike Pence began talks with EU officials on Monday in the face of anti-Trump protests and calls from his Belgian hosts to oppose any breakup of the European Union. Pence was in Brussels at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies fearful that US President Donald Trump might abandon them. “No question...

    Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with 	passport order: Germany
    Feb20

    Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order: Germany

    NNA – Russian President Vladimir Putin39;s decision to temporarily recognize passports issued by rebels in Ukraine violates the Minsk peace agreement, a German government spokesman said on Monday. ” …read more Source: National News...

    Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order: Germany
    Feb20

    Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order: Germany

    BERLIN – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to temporarily recognize passports issued by rebels in Ukraine violates the Minsk peace agreement, a German government spokesman said on Monday. “The recognition of travel documents issued by… …read more Source:...

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU
    Feb20

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU

    Seeking to reassure European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump’s support for Brexit and criticism of NATO, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with senior EU officials Monday and issued a strong statement of solidarity and commitment to working with the European Union. Pence, after a meeting with European Council President...

    Kremlin says Ukraine peace plan mooted by lawmaker ‘absurd’
    Feb20

    Kremlin says Ukraine peace plan mooted by lawmaker ‘absurd’

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin said on Monday it had no prior knowledge of a Ukrainian lawmaker’s peace plan for his country, which was detailed in the New York Times newspaper, and called it absurd anyway. The U.S. newspaper reported that Andrii… …read more Source:...