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    Peace in Ukraine? Not Likely.
    Feb12

    Peace in Ukraine? Not Likely.

    Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande worked through the night to reach a ceasefire agreement, but in eastern Ukraine nobody is sleeping easily. …read more Source: The Daily...

    ‘Heavy Political Cost’ Attached to $17.5bn IMF Loan to Kiev
    Feb12

    ‘Heavy Political Cost’ Attached to $17.5bn IMF Loan to Kiev

    The IMF today agreed a $17.5 (€15.5) billion loan to Ukraine as part of an economic reform deal, designed to cut state spending, bureaucracy and corruption, and boost the Ukrainian economy in the medium term. Ukraine was reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy, with the war against pro-Russian separatists costing around $8 million per day,...

    Exclusive Photos Show Russian Military in Ukraine Arming Separatists
    Feb12

    Exclusive Photos Show Russian Military in Ukraine Arming Separatists

    New photographs exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal that Russian military forces have been more involved in the arming and training of Ukrainian separatist forces than previously disclosed. The often-gruesome photographs clearly display Russian troops entering Ukraine with advanced military hardware and weapons, including...

    In Kiev, many see ceasefire deal as just another diplomatic victory for Putin
    Feb12

    In Kiev, many see ceasefire deal as just another diplomatic victory for Putin

    The language of the deal is little different from a ceasefire signed last September – and that one didn’t last long …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Image Of Gay Couple In Russia Wins World Press Photo
    Feb12

    Image Of Gay Couple In Russia Wins World Press Photo

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — An atmospheric image of a gay couple in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen was crowned the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 on Thursday. The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia” that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual...

    Ukraine Crisis: Cease-Fire Deal Is A Fragile, Ambiguous Pact
    Feb12

    Ukraine Crisis: Cease-Fire Deal Is A Fragile, Ambiguous Pact

    Thursday’s ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine came as a result of a whirlwind of transcontinental diplomacy that ended in a deal signed after an all-night session in Minsk, Belarus, involving the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. But the eleventh-hour deal is a fragile pact that could very well unravel if leaders...

    Minsk Ceasefire Deal: Full Text Of Agreement Between Russia, Ukraine, Germany And France
    Feb12

    Minsk Ceasefire Deal: Full Text Of Agreement Between Russia, Ukraine, Germany And France

    A ceasefire deal was reached Thursday after marathon talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk aimed at ending the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. The deal stipulates that a ceasefire will go into effect between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists starting on Sunday, followed by a withdrawal of heavy weapons alongside constitutional...

    Ukraine’s IMF Bailout Is Small Enough to Work
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s IMF Bailout Is Small Enough to Work

    Ukraine’s new IMF aid won’t make it rich, but it could be enough to stimulate real reforms. …read more Source:...

    ECB Raises Pressure on Greece as Tsipras Meets EU Peers
    Feb12

    ECB Raises Pressure on Greece as Tsipras Meets EU Peers

    The European Central Bank raised the pressure on Greece to extend an international bailout deal on Thursday, as new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told EU leaders austerity was killing his economy and an alternative had to be found. After euro zone finance ministers failed to agree a joint statement about a way forward on Greece’s...

    Battered Ukraine airport is the war prize everyone wants
    Feb12

    Battered Ukraine airport is the war prize everyone wants

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