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    Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire at Encircled Town
    Feb15

    Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire at Encircled Town

    The ceasefire was broadly observed along the frontlines, but one commander said it did not apply to Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Is (Mostly) Holding
    Feb15

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Is (Mostly) Holding

    Ukraine said pro-Russian rebels had shelled Ukrainian positions since a ceasefire came into effect Sunday, but the truce was generally being observed. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense
    Feb15

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

    By PETER LEONARD and BALINT SZLANKO read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Warring sides trade accusations of new attacks, threatening Ukraine truce
    Feb15

    Warring sides trade accusations of new attacks, threatening Ukraine truce

    KIEV, Ukraine — The heavy artillery fire that has ripped apart eastern Ukraine over the past 10 months and killed over 5,400 people fell almost silent early Sunday as a tenuous new cease-fire hammered out earlier this week in Minsk, Belarus came into effect at the stroke of midnight. See also: Ukraine cease-fire: Key points of the new truce But...

    Violations claimed after Ukraine cease-fire begins
    Feb15

    Violations claimed after Ukraine cease-fire begins

    A deal brokered Thursday calls for a cease-fire and the establishment of buffer zones. …read more Source: USA...

    Netanyahu calls for ‘massive’ Jewish immigration to Israel
    Feb15

    Netanyahu calls for ‘massive’ Jewish immigration to Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following the shooting attack outside a Copenhagen synagogue that killed a Danish Jew. Netanyahu says the government on Sunday will discuss a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France,...

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting subsides after ceasefire
    Feb15

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting subsides after ceasefire

    Fighting in east Ukraine has subsided but not stopped since a ceasefire came into effect, the warring parties say. Spokesmen for both the government and the pro-Russian rebels said some shelling had continued, mainly around the besieged town of Debaltseve. But both sides say the truce that came into effect at midnight (22:00 GMT Saturday) is...

    Netanyahu calls for ‘massive’ Jewish immigration to Israel
    Feb15

    Netanyahu calls for ‘massive’ Jewish immigration to Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following the shooting attack outside a Copenhagen synagogue that killed a Danish Jew. Netanyahu says the government on Sunday will discuss a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France,...

    Amid doubts, truce in Ukraine appears to take hold
    Feb15

    Amid doubts, truce in Ukraine appears to take hold

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — A newly-declared cease-fire in eastern Ukraine appeared to mostly hold through the night Sunday, though both Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels had traded accusations of violations by the morning.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Two civilians ‘killed after start of Ukraine ceasefire’
    Feb15

    Two civilians ‘killed after start of Ukraine ceasefire’

    Kiev (AFP) – Two civilians were killed by rockets fired by rebels shortly after the start of a ceasefire in east Ukraine Sunday, a pro-Kiev official said, but most of the frontline had fallen silent.An elderly man and woman died after Grad missile fire hit the town of Popasna in the Lugansk region some 20 minutes after the truce came into...