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    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 major stories you need to know in markets today. The ECB offered Greek banks more emergency assistance. The European Central Bank has extended its liquidity program for Greek banks by two weeks, according to a Dow Jones report via CNBC. According to CNBC, it is a “a roughly €68 billion ($77.63 billion),...

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire

    RELATED LINKSFighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce (Some) quiet on the eastern front as Ukraine’s cease-fire goes into effect Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia GWEN IFILL: As we reported earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops withdrew today from Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine...

    If Jeb Bush Isn’t George W. Bush, Who Is He?
    Feb18

    If Jeb Bush Isn’t George W. Bush, Who Is He?

    Jason Reed/Reuters When people say that Jeb Bush has a name problem, they often mean that he has a foreign-policy problem—his association with his older brother’s much-maligned stewardship of global affairs. On Wednesday afternoon, he made his first move in trying to solve that problem. Speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs,...

    ‘It’s Capture or Death’: Ukraine Soldiers Recount Painful Retreat
    Feb18

    ‘It’s Capture or Death’: Ukraine Soldiers Recount Painful Retreat

    Lt. Yuriy Prekharya led his 50 men on a 14-mile overnight march through separatist lines out of Debaltseve. As dawn broke, he was among the first of hundreds of soldiers to arrive at Ukrainian forces’ closest checkpoint. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    FSB Head To Attend Obama Antiextremism Summit
    Feb18

    FSB Head To Attend Obama Antiextremism Summit

    The U.S. State Department has confirmed that Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), will be part of a Russian delegation at the Obama administration’s antiextremism conference in Washington. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s advanced anti-aircraft artillery system in Ukraine; U.K. releases SA-22 photos
    Feb18

    Russia’s advanced anti-aircraft artillery system in Ukraine; U.K. releases SA-22 photos

    The United Kingdom released images Wednesday of Russian SA-22 surface-to-air missile systems that have been spotted in Ukraine. The U.K. Joint Delegation to NATO tweeted the photos Wednesday, adding that the artillery systems were “more proof of direct Russian military involvement in the conflict.” Adam Thomson, British ambassador...

    U.S. Accuses Russia Of Exploiting Cease-Fire In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb18

    U.S. Accuses Russia Of Exploiting Cease-Fire In Eastern Ukraine

    Washington has accused Moscow of cynically exploiting an internationally backed cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine by supporting a fierce assault by pro-Russian separatists who have seized the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Year Later, Kyiv Uprising Victims Still Wait for Justice
    Feb18

    A Year Later, Kyiv Uprising Victims Still Wait for Justice

    Nineteen-year-old Roman Guryk was a bit of a rebel, but he cared deeply about his two younger sisters, his friends and a European future for Ukraine. A year ago, he gathered with thousands of other anti-government protesters near the Hotel Ukraine in central Kyiv. When they came under fire, Roman helped evacuate the wounded, his father, Igor,...

    Embattled Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels; Troops Retreat
    Feb18

    Embattled Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels; Troops Retreat

    Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls, president calls the defense a ‘success’ …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine president: 6 killed, 100 hurt in pullout from embattled town
    Feb18

    Ukraine president: 6 killed, 100 hurt in pullout from embattled town

    Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve falls to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town …read more Source:...