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    Ukraine Talks Yield Cease-Fire Deal
    Feb12

    Ukraine Talks Yield Cease-Fire Deal

    The leaders of France and Germany brokered a renewed deal to end Ukraine’s conflict with Russia-backed separatists, reviving and amending a failed September cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine’s President Says Peace Accords Envisage Ukraine Reclaiming Control of Border.
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s President Says Peace Accords Envisage Ukraine Reclaiming Control of Border.

    Ukraine’s president says peace accords envisage Ukraine reclaiming control of border. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Says Heavy Weaponry Will Be Pulled out in 14 Days.
    Feb12

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Says Heavy Weaponry Will Be Pulled out in 14 Days.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says heavy weaponry will be pulled out in 14 days. …read more Source: ABC...

    Pretrial Detention Of Crimean Tatar Leader Extended
    Feb12

    Pretrial Detention Of Crimean Tatar Leader Extended

    A court in Crimea’s capital, Simferopol, has prolonged the pretrial detention for a deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hollande says France, Germany to help ‘verify’ Ukraine cease-fire process
    Feb12

    Hollande says France, Germany to help ‘verify’ Ukraine cease-fire process

    French President Francois Hollande says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are committed to helping verify the cease-fire process in Ukraine, along with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin, Poroshenko agree to cease-fire in Ukraine after surge in violence
    Feb12

    Putin, Poroshenko agree to cease-fire in Ukraine after surge in violence

    KIEV, Ukraine — It was a high-stakes, multi-act roller coaster of a drama played out on Internet live streams and social media. It took more than half of a day of intense wrangling, but Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as well as pro-Russian separatist leaders, agreed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on...

    Photo of Loving Couple Wins World Press Photo Award
    Feb12

    Photo of Loving Couple Wins World Press Photo Award

    Danish photographer Mads Nissen has won the 58th World Press Photo contest for his portrait of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. The deeply personal and subtle portrait stands in stark contrast with the hundreds of graphic images of protests, suffering and death that have marked 2014 – from Ukraine...

    Leaders At Ukraine Peace Talks Reach Deal For Cease-Fire, Putin Says
    Feb12

    Leaders At Ukraine Peace Talks Reach Deal For Cease-Fire, Putin Says

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms. Putin told reporters that the cease-fire will be effective starting from Sunday, but he added that he and...

    France, Germany to help ‘verify’ Ukraine cease-fire deal
    Feb12

    France, Germany to help ‘verify’ Ukraine cease-fire deal

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are committed to helping verify the cease-fire process… …read more Source:...

    Turkish Photographer Wins Two Top Awards at World Press Photo
    Feb12

    Turkish Photographer Wins Two Top Awards at World Press Photo

    Last year was a great one for Agence France-Presse photographer Bulent Kilic. For this work in 2014, he was named Wire Photographer of the Year by TIME and by The Guardian, he won First Place in the Pictures of the Year International competition, and has now bagged the first and third prizes in the Spot News Singles category at World Press Photo,...