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    Western Balkan Leaders, Merkel Discuss Migrant Crisis
    Aug27

    Western Balkan Leaders, Merkel Discuss Migrant Crisis

    As leaders from the western Balkans were meeting Thursday in Vienna to discuss action to stem Europe’s migrant crisis, as many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in eastern Austria, the Krone newspaper reported. Initial reports indicate the refugees had suffocated, the paper reported. An Austrian official confirmed that a...

    Final Report On MH17 Crash To Be Published In October
    Aug27

    Final Report On MH17 Crash To Be Published In October

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The final report into the crash last July of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine will be published on Oct 13, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday.The crash, attributed in a preliminary report last year to “high energy objects” striking the aircraft, is widely believed to have been caused...

    Ukraine, creditors agree on debt deal in bid to lighten financial load
    Aug27

    Ukraine, creditors agree on debt deal in bid to lighten financial load

    The deal will unlock an international bailout for the struggling nation as conflict drags on in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal With Creditors
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal With Creditors

    MOSCOW—The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a crucial deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war. As part of the deal, investors who own Ukraine’s bonds will write off 20 percent of their...

    Migration, anti-extremism focus of Western Balkans summit
    Aug27

    Migration, anti-extremism focus of Western Balkans summit

    VIENNA (AP) — Seeking to stem the flow of Mideast migrants, Austria’s foreign minister on Thursday floated elements of a five-point plan that foresees establishing safe havens in the region where those seeking asylum in the EU could be processed and — if they qualify — be given safe passage to Europe.Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz spoke on...

    Ukraine Reaches ‘Win-Win’ Debt Restructuring Deal After Months-Long Talks
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches ‘Win-Win’ Debt Restructuring Deal After Months-Long Talks

    After nearly 5 months of talks, the Ukrainian government said Thursday that it has reached a deal with its international creditors to slash its $18 billion debt by 20 percent, according to media reports. The debt relief is vital for the conflict-ravaged nation to nurse its economy back to health. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal with Creditors
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal with Creditors

    The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a crucial deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war. As part of the deal, investors who own Ukraine’s bonds will write off 20 percent of their holdings,...

    Ukrainian official says 7 troops killed, 13 injured in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies
    Aug27

    Ukrainian official says 7 troops killed, 13 injured in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    A Ukrainian official says seven government troops have been killed and 13 injured in the past 24 hours, a day after the warring sides said they had agreed to a cease-fire starting next week. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian official says 7 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Aug27

    Ukrainian official says 7 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian official says seven government troops have been killed and 13 injured in the past 24 hours, a day after the warring sides said they had agreed to a cease-fire starting next week. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Agrees on Plan to Restructure $18 Billion of Foreign Debt
    Aug27

    Ukraine Agrees on Plan to Restructure $18 Billion of Foreign Debt

    The deal would write off 20 percent of the country’s overseas obligations and go far to help avoid a drawn-out, Greek-style negotiation with large bondholders. …read more Source: The New York...