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    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb10

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today. Obama and Merkel announced unity and not much else about Ukraine. US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the US and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an...

    Polish defense minister says supplying arms to Ukraine is last option
    Feb10

    Polish defense minister says supplying arms to Ukraine is last option

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Supplying arms to Ukraine is a final option, but one worth avoiding, as it could trigger an escalation of the conflict in… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russian Rebels Claim To Surround Kiev Troops In Debaltseve
    Feb10

    Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russian Rebels Claim To Surround Kiev Troops In Debaltseve

    Amid diplomatic efforts to resolve the worsening crisis in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels claimed Monday that they had encircled Ukrainian troops in the city of Debaltseve, a major transport hub only 45 miles from Donetsk. …read more Source: International Business...

    Merkel says Ukraine conflict can’t be solved by military means
    Feb10

    Merkel says Ukraine conflict can’t be solved by military means

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday the conflict between Russia and Ukraine cannot be solved by “military means.” Merkel made the remark in a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, just hours after meeting with U.S. President Barak Obama in Washington. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev (+video)
    Feb10

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev (+video)

    The German chancellor insists that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the worsening fighting in Ukraine, while US hawks argue that Kiev needs to be empowered to defend itself against the Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Won’t arm Ukraine until peace process finishes, Obama says after meeting with Merkel
    Feb10

    Won’t arm Ukraine until peace process finishes, Obama says after meeting with Merkel

    WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama wants peace negotiations with Russia to run their course before deciding to send “lethal defensive” arms to help Kyiv against the recent attacks by Russian-supplied separatists in eastern Ukraine. “The possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that’s being examined,” he said at...

    Moscow Court To Rule On Extending Savchenko’s Pretrial Detention
    Feb10

    Moscow Court To Rule On Extending Savchenko’s Pretrial Detention

    A Moscow court is due to rule on February 10 whether to extend the pretrial detention of hunger-striking Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, Merkel Rally Behind Diplomacy In Ukraine Conflict
    Feb10

    Obama, Merkel Rally Behind Diplomacy In Ukraine Conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the West would proceed if talks this week fail. During a joint White House news conference, Obama dangled the...

    Stephen Harper won’t rule out sending lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Feb10

    Stephen Harper won’t rule out sending lethal weapons to Ukraine

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper declined to rule out supplying lethal military aid to Ukraine if diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the eastern part of that country fail. “We’ll look at all options,” Harper said, when asked if Canada would be in favour of a shift in aid to Ukraine from humanitarian...

    Obama, Angela Merkel at odds over arming Ukraine against Russia
    Feb10

    Obama, Angela Merkel at odds over arming Ukraine against Russia

    President Obama on Monday left open the door to providing lethal arms to Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russian rebels — a move that not only would signal greater U.S. involvement in the ongoing conflict but also may create a deep rift with key European allies. Mr. Obama publicly signaled that he’s … …read more Source: The...