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    After marathon talks, a peace deal to end the 10-month war in eastern Ukraine — but will it take hold?
    Feb12

    After marathon talks, a peace deal to end the 10-month war in eastern Ukraine — but will it take hold?

    The accord calls for a cease-fire beginning on midnight Saturday, the establishment of a buffer zone and withdrawal of heavy weapons …read more Source: Vancouver...

    European markets are on fire
    Feb12

    European markets are on fire

    European markets are on fire Thursday, on the news of a peace deal to end fighting in Ukraine. Here’s how the major indices were performing today at 12 p.m GMT (6 a.m. ET): The ceasefire agreement, hashed out late Wednesday by leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine, follows an announcement from the International Monetary Fund that...

    After marathon talks, a peace deal to end the 10-month war in eastern Ukraine — but will it take hold?
    Feb12

    After marathon talks, a peace deal to end the 10-month war in eastern Ukraine — but will it take hold?

    MINSK, Belarus — Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms. Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the agreement envisages...

    The Ticking Time Bomb in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire
    Feb12

    The Ticking Time Bomb in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire

    The cease-fire deal reached in Minsk is a shaky compromise. …read more Source:...

    Overnight deal achieves ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    Overnight deal achieves ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    All-night negotiations led to an announcement early this morning that a ceasefire agreement has been reached in eastern Ukraine. Germany and France brokered the deal between Russia and Ukraine. That doesn’t mean the Russians are packing up and heading home, but at least it means the shooting will come to a halt for now while the principles...

    Ukraine Peace Deal Calls for Military Buffer Zone, Elections
    Feb12

    Ukraine Peace Deal Calls for Military Buffer Zone, Elections

    The Ukrainian peace accord struck Thursday in Belarus stems from one simple demand: an end to the fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that’s killed thousands of people.Beyond that, the agreement hammered out in Minsk by the leaders of Ukraine,… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reached, Along With $40 Billion Aid Deal
    Feb12

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reached, Along With $40 Billion Aid Deal

    A new cease-fire is set to begin on Feb. 15 in eastern Ukraine, in a deal after 16 hours of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. The deal calls for the removal of heavy weapons.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Cease-fire agreement reached for Ukraine
    Feb12

    Cease-fire agreement reached for Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed on a cease-fire today to stem the conflict that’s devastated eastern Ukraine and triggered the worst crisis in more than 20 years between Russia and its former Cold War foes. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire Deal Reached
    Feb12

    Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire Deal Reached

    After a marathon peace-talk session in Minski, Belarus, leaders said a cease-fire deal had been reached in eastern Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Voice of...

    FP’s Situation Report: Ukraine and Russia agree to a ceasefire; Obama’s Islamic State fight pits him against Democrats; Ebola’s death toll could have been much higher; and much more from around the world.
    Feb12

    FP’s Situation Report: Ukraine and Russia agree to a ceasefire; Obama’s Islamic State fight pits him against Democrats; Ebola’s death toll could have been much higher; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat A ceasefire is reached in Ukraine. European leaders announced a deal that requires both sides to remove heavy weaponry from the front lines. But it’s not clear whether the agreement would create a lasting end to the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The Washington...