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    Asia markets mostly up on Ukraine deal, Greece hopes
    Feb13

    Asia markets mostly up on Ukraine deal, Greece hopes

    Hong Kong (AFP) – Asian markets mostly rose Friday after European leaders and Russia agreed a plan to end Ukraine’s 10-month war, while confidence Greece would reach a debt overhaul deal with its creditors boosted the euro against the dollar.The upbeat outlook for both of the crises plaguing Europe provided a catalyst for an equities...

    Call him Ash: U.S.. Senate confirms Carter, yet another Obama defence secretary
    Feb13

    Call him Ash: U.S.. Senate confirms Carter, yet another Obama defence secretary

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats. …read more Source:...

    Europe warns Russia over Ukraine deal
    Feb13

    Europe warns Russia over Ukraine deal

    Kiev (AFP) – European powers warned Russia it risked fresh sanctions if a ceasefire deal aimed at ending the 10-month war between Ukraine troops and pro-Moscow rebels was not implemented.The agreement to end the nearly year-long conflict, which has killed thousands and ratcheted East-West tensions to highs not seen since the Cold War, was...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb13

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today. The German economy surged in the final quarter of 2014. Growth hit 0.7%, a very strong figure for the eurozone, and reached 1.6% year-on-year. That’s almost twice as strong as economists were expecting. Analysts predicted 1% growth year-on-year and 0.3% in the final quarter...

    World Bank To Provide Ukraine With $2 Billion
    Feb13

    World Bank To Provide Ukraine With $2 Billion

    The World Bank announced on February 12 that it will provide Ukraine with up to $2 billion in support in 2015, with assistance focused on aiding the poor, supporting reforms and fighting corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Separatist: Too many women, children died for ceasefire
    Feb13

    Separatist: Too many women, children died for ceasefire

    On the front lines of Eastern Ukraine, a ceasefire may be a tough sell for those who have been forced to bury so many loved ones. Nick Paton Walsh reports. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine peace deal brokered by European leaders
    Feb13

    Ukraine peace deal brokered by European leaders

    The Obama administration on Thursday cautiously embraced the peace deal brokered by Germany and France to end Ukraine’s civil war, despite critics who say Russia and the Ukrainian separatists it is backing got the better of the deal, solidifying their hold on disputed territory while delaying any expanded Western military …...

    50 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine to aid rebels
    Feb13

    50 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine to aid rebels

    As Putin held peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, tanks, missiles, and armored vehicles entered eastern Ukraine to bolster rebel forces. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    EU Wary About Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb13

    EU Wary About Ukraine Peace Deal

    European Union leaders have expressed caution about the peace deal hammered out for eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Most Asian Shares Rise
    Feb13

    Most Asian Shares Rise

    Stocks in Asia were mostly higher after a breakthrough in talks with Ukraine and a friendlier tone between negotiators in Europe over Greece’s debt troubles. …read more Source: The Wall Street...