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    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Continues Sharp Slide
    Feb06

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Continues Sharp Slide

    Ukraine’s currency slid 11% against the U.S. dollar, after the central bank’s decision to abandon what was effectively a currency peg sent it tumbling. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree On Humanitarian Corridor To Evacuate Civilians Trapped By Fighting
    Feb06

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree On Humanitarian Corridor To Evacuate Civilians Trapped By Fighting

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities agreed Friday on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine as German and French leaders prepared to bring their peace plan to Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are set to...

    Feb06

    A European-led bid to quell fighting in Ukraine shifted to Moscow on Friday with Russian leaders warning that any proposals could be crushed if Washington decides to arm Ukraine’s military.The parallel tracks from the West — a peace bid while also considering the addition of more firepower in the conflict — presented an increasingly...

    Australia’s polarizing prime minister faces political crisis
    Feb06

    Australia’s polarizing prime minister faces political crisis

    Lawmaker Luke Simpkins said Friday in an email to colleagues that he will enter a motion at a ruling Liberal Party meeting calling for Abbott to declare that his job and that of his deputy Julie Bishop are open to a ballot of 102 government lawmakers. Unpopular bills to make the sick pay for medical services that are currently free, and to allow...

    Merkel, Hollande take Ukraine peace plan to Moscow
    Feb06

    Merkel, Hollande take Ukraine peace plan to Moscow

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that she and French President Francois Hollande will ‘use all our power’ while visiting Moscow to try and stop the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Hollande, Merkel Aim for Peace Deal in Moscow
    Feb06

    Hollande, Merkel Aim for Peace Deal in Moscow

    Rebels declared a temporary cease-fire in a town in eastern Ukraine to allow civilians to flee, hours before the German and French leaders were to meet in Moscow with Putin to try to hammer out a peace deal. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin May Be On The Verge Of Victory in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Putin May Be On The Verge Of Victory in Ukraine

    The optimists would call it another iteration of the Good Cop-Bad Cop strategy that the U.S. and European Union have sometimes tries to use to contain Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions in Ukraine. But the reality is much harsher. As Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande fly into Moscow for peace talks...

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is questioning the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine as the leaders of Germany and France are seeking such a deal in Moscow. Biden said Friday at European Union headquarters in Brussels that Putin “continues to call for new peace plans as his troops roll through...

    Rebels, Ukrainian forces agree on humanitarian corridor
    Feb06

    Rebels, Ukrainian forces agree on humanitarian corridor

    Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities agreed Friday on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine as German and French leaders prepared to…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Leaders Head To Moscow For Talks With Russian President Putin
    Feb06

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Leaders Head To Moscow For Talks With Russian President Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, who met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, are scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in an attempt to prevent further escalation of a conflict that has already killed over 5,000 people in the region, according to media reports....