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    Interpretations of Ukraine Cease-Fire Pact Could Clash
    Feb13

    Interpretations of Ukraine Cease-Fire Pact Could Clash

    The Ukraine cease-fire agreement signed Thursday in Minsk shares many of the features of the cease-fire accord reached in the Belarusian capital last September. That accord ended up being violated more than observed. The new agreement could be undermined by provisions that are all its own. The September’s agreement called for “permanent...

    Why is Iran holding a U.S. journalist?
    Feb13

    Why is Iran holding a U.S. journalist?

    RELATED LINKSEgypt’s conviction of Al Jazeera journalists sparks international outcry Protesters, human rights groups demand release of Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt Egypt releases jailed Al Jazeera journalist JUDY WOODRUFF: An Egyptian court ruled today that two Al-Jazeera journalists who had been jailed for more than 400 days...

    Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia
    Feb13

    Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia

    The post Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia appeared first on PBS NewsHour. …read more Source:...

    Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick?
    Feb13

    Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick?

    The post Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick? appeared first on PBS NewsHour. …read more Source:...

    What’s in the Ukraine ceasefire agreement
    Feb13

    What’s in the Ukraine ceasefire agreement

    World leaders expressed cautious optimism in the wake of a ceasefire deal that could bring an end to the violence in Ukraine. CBC News looks at five aspects of the agreement. …read more Source:...

    European leaders wary that Ukraine cease-fire and peace deal will work
    Feb13

    European leaders wary that Ukraine cease-fire and peace deal will work

    As diplomats reach agreement to end conflict in eastern Ukraine, battles between army and Russian-backed separatists continue …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Refugees Not Ready to Return Home Despite Cease-fire Agreement
    Feb13

    Ukraine Refugees Not Ready to Return Home Despite Cease-fire Agreement

    As a renewed cease-fire deal is signed in Minsk, fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels in the east continues and a million civilians have been displaced. Many who fled the violence now live off charity and, despite the negotiations, few believe they will return home any time soon. VOA’s Daniel Schearf visited some of...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST
    Feb13

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine; Cease-fire on Sunday but questions remain MINSK, Belarus (AP) – The peace deal reached Thursday for Ukraine, if it holds, would be a partial win for both Moscow and Kiev: Ukraine retains the separatist eastern regions and regains control of its border with … …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian parliament members brawl
    Feb13

    Ukrainian parliament members brawl

    On the same day that a cease-fire agreement was reached between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels, 2 Ukrainian lawmakers got into a brutal fist fight in the halls of the parliament building. …read more Source:...

    For fighters in Ukraine, a cease-fire is not enough
    Feb13

    For fighters in Ukraine, a cease-fire is not enough

    Concerns remain in eastern Ukraine after cease-fire agreement was announced …read more Source: USA...