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    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Mar03

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 major stories in markets today. German retail sales blew the doors off. Sales smashed expectations, rising 5.3% year-on-year in January. Sales had risen 4% year-on-year in December, and analysts were expecting a 2.7% jump year-on-year for January. Russia and Ukraine have a tentative gas deal. Russia and Ukraine reached...

    ‘The West’ Did It: Nemtsov Conspiracy Theory Snowballs In Russia
    Mar03

    ‘The West’ Did It: Nemtsov Conspiracy Theory Snowballs In Russia

    Senior Russian officials and prominent talking heads are claiming that “the West” is responsible for opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s slaying in central Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Will the Murder of Boris Nemtsov Raise the Risk of Escalation in Ukraine?
    Mar03

    Will the Murder of Boris Nemtsov Raise the Risk of Escalation in Ukraine?

    James CardenThe opponents of the recently concluded Minsk agreement could use the murder as a pretext to derail the cease-fire accord. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Next Battle Zone Is Its Economy
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s Next Battle Zone Is Its Economy

    Rescuing Ukraine’s economy will require an epic debt-relief deal. …read more Source:...

    Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer
    Mar03

    Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

    MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    World Briefs: Latest clashes in Ukraine kill hundreds
    Mar03

    World Briefs: Latest clashes in Ukraine kill hundreds

    GENEVA — The United Nations said Monday that a sharp escalation in recent fighting in eastern Ukraine had left more than 800 people dead and more than 3,400 wounded, with hundreds missing and many buried without their deaths being recorded. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine Edges Closer to IMF Bailout as Economy Teeters
    Mar03

    Ukraine Edges Closer to IMF Bailout as Economy Teeters

    Lawmakers passed austerity measures intended to help secure a fresh bailout from the IMF, as the U.N. reported a new death toll from the conflict with Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Bayern target top gear, Dresden braced for potent clash
    Mar03

    Bayern target top gear, Dresden braced for potent clash

    Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich aim to hit top gear in their bid to reach the German Cup quarter-finals, while the authorities brace themselves for Borussia Dortmund’s trip to Dresden on Tuesday.Third-division Dynamo Dresden host Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund in the cup’s third round against the backdrop of the riots which...

    Merkel Calls For More Ukraine Crisis Talks
    Mar03

    Merkel Calls For More Ukraine Crisis Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited senior officials from Ukraine, Russia and France for another round of talks on the Ukraine crisis on March 6 in Berlin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal
    Mar03

    Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal

    Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement to ensure Russian gas supplies to Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...