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    France Could Deliver Mistral Warship To Russia By March After Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement, Report Says
    Feb12

    France Could Deliver Mistral Warship To Russia By March After Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement, Report Says

    A Russian “military diplomatic source” expressed optimism Thursday that France could complete its long-delayed delivery of a Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia by March, according to independent Russian news agency Interfax. …read more Source: International Business...

    EU official: No new sanctions against Israel in pipeline
    Feb12

    EU official: No new sanctions against Israel in pipeline

    (JTA) — The European Union and its member states do not envision passing any new sanctions against Israel, an EU official said in refuting reports to the contrary. The official spoke to JTA on Wednesday under condition of anonymity about a report that appeared the previous day on the Israeli news website Walla. The report quoted unnamed Israeli...

    US indexes open higher following cease-fire deal in Ukraine
    Feb12

    US indexes open higher following cease-fire deal in Ukraine

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher, following sharp gains in Europe as world leaders clinched a cease-fire deal for Ukraine.Whole… …read more Source:...

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

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

    PARIS – 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. Speaking at the end of marathon peace talks, Hollande said Thursday the announcement of a new cease-fire deal has come as a “relief to Europe.”...

    Marathon Ukraine talks end with peace deal
    Feb12

    Marathon Ukraine talks end with peace deal

    MINSK, Belarus – Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east for control of the Russian border by the end of the year under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany The deal was full of potential pitfalls,...

    Ukraine gets new bailout deal from IMF
    Feb12

    Ukraine gets new bailout deal from IMF

    BRUSSELS – The International Monetary Fund has agreed with Ukraine on a new bailout deal worth 15.5 billion euro ($17.5 billion) that could climb to around $40 billion over the next four years with help from other lenders like Europe and the U.S. Ukraine has so far received $4.6 billion as part of a $17 billion aid package from the IMF agreed on...

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb12

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated into the early hours Thursday to try to find a way to halt the fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,300 people. The talks on ending the conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatist rebels came amid intense anxiety over the sharp...

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb12

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine – A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has surged despite a renewed diplomatic push for peace. In Washington, President Barack Obama held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reviving an elusive...

    Merkel briefs Harper on Ukraine talks
    Feb12

    Merkel briefs Harper on Ukraine talks

    OTTAWA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday night she is leaving North America having won support from the United States and Canada for her effort to find a peaceful diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine. In Ottawa, on a quick stopover after her earlier meeting on Monday in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama, Merkel...

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict
    Feb12

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the West would proceed if talks this week fail. During a joint White House news conference, Obama dangled the prospect...