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    Marathon Ukraine talks end with peace deal
    Feb12

    Marathon Ukraine talks end with peace deal

    By YURAS KARMANAU read more …read more Source: CNS...

    I.M.F. Approves $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine
    Feb12

    I.M.F. Approves $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine

    The plan replaces a $17 billion package that was extended last year to help stabilize an economy reeling from political upheaval and a separatist uprising. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ceasefire Deal Announced For Ukraine After Minsk Meeting That Lasted For 17 Hours
    Feb12

    Ceasefire Deal Announced For Ukraine After Minsk Meeting That Lasted For 17 Hours

    Leaders of Russia, Germany, Ukraine and France said Thursday in Minsk after 17-hour talks that they have reached a ceasefire deal and will pull out heavy weapons from the violence-torn eastern Ukraine. The ceasefire will begin Saturday midnight. “We have agreed upon the basic points,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said, according...

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine

    MINSK, Belarus — Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms. Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the agreement envisages...

    Ottawa plans to provide valuable satellite images to Ukrainian forces
    Feb12

    Ottawa plans to provide valuable satellite images to Ukrainian forces

    Ottawa plans to help Ukraine’s beleaguered armed forces by providing them with high-resolution images from Canada’s powerful RADARSAT-2 satellite, CTV News has learned. Twice a day, the satellite will cross over Ukraine, providing precise details on what is happening on the ground — day or night. That will allow the Ukrainians to...

    Ukraine Truce Deal Reached
    Feb12

    Ukraine Truce Deal Reached

    The leaders of France and Germany brokered a renewed deal to end Ukraine’s conflict with Russia-backed separatists, reviving and amending a failed September cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb12

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine engaged in crucial peace talks Wednesday in the Belarusian capital as fighting still raged in eastern Ukraine. (Feb. 11) …read more Source: USA...

    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 minorities in...

    Ukraine ceasefire to begin Sunday
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire to begin Sunday

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms. …read more Source:...

    Peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine after marathon talks
    Feb12

    Peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine after marathon talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine effective midnight Saturday. …read more Source: CTV...