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    EU extremely wary about Ukraine peace deal, cease-fire
    Feb13

    EU extremely wary about Ukraine peace deal, cease-fire

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders expressed caution Thursday about the peace deal hammered out for eastern Ukraine, saying the cease-fire must be respected before any scaling back of sanctions against Moscow can be considered. “It will be very important for us to continue to keep up the necessary pressure, the necessary vigilance, for there...

    EU extremely wary about Ukraine peace deal, cease-fire
    Feb13

    EU extremely wary about Ukraine peace deal, cease-fire

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders expressed caution Thursday about the peace deal hammered out for eastern Ukraine, saying the cease-fire… …read more Source:...

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep (+video)
    Feb13

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep (+video)

    The deal, backed by leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany, includes a withdrawal of heavy weapons and a prisoner exchange. But it also retains the problems that led to the collapse of a similar deal in September. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    How Putin Came Out On Top in Ukraine Ceasefire Deal
    Feb13

    How Putin Came Out On Top in Ukraine Ceasefire Deal

    Despite his famous tendency to keep people waiting, Vladimir Putin arrived early on Wednesday at the latest round of negotiations to end the war in eastern Ukraine, and on Thursday he was also the first to emerge when they were over, looking pale and tired but, on the whole, rather satisfied with himself. “It was not the best night of my life,”...

    What’s in the Ukraine ceasefire agreement
    Feb12

    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 key aspects of the agreement. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels
    Feb12

    Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels

    Thursday’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels was dominated by news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine, but other crises like Greek debt and the threat of terrorism were also on the agenda.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    US Sends A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft To Germany, Just As Ukraine Ceasefire Signed
    Feb12

    US Sends A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft To Germany, Just As Ukraine Ceasefire Signed

    As a new ceasefire for East Ukraine was signed on Thursday, in an attempt to end the conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebeles, the United States is sending to Europe a warplane that was designed during the Cold War for one purpose: to destroy Russian tanks in Europe. …read more Source: International Business...

    Stocks Rise, Nearing Record Highs
    Feb12

    Stocks Rise, Nearing Record Highs

    U.S. stocks climbed, with major benchmarks nearing record highs, buoyed by a truce deal in Ukraine and strong quarterly earnings reports. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Hopes Exceed Expectations
    Feb12

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Hopes Exceed Expectations

    Brussels Beat: European leaders recognize that the agreement could be rendered as meaningless as the previous cease-fire deal. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal
    Feb12

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cautiously optimistic about Thursday’s ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia, saying he’ll remain skeptical until Russia honours its end of the bargain. The peace deal was hammered out following all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany at a summit in Belarus. Part of the...