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    Ukraine Talks Yield Deal, Putin Says
    Feb12

    Ukraine Talks Yield Deal, Putin Says

    The leaders of France and Germany brokered a renewed deal to end Ukraine’s 10-month conflict with Russia-backed separatists, reviving and amending a failed September cease-fire agreement in marathon talks that lasted through the night. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Media Freedom In ‘Drastic Decline’ Worldwide
    Feb12

    Media Freedom In ‘Drastic Decline’ Worldwide

    Watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual evaluation released February 12 that media freedom suffered a “drastic decline” worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says Ukraine, rebels agree cease-fire deal
    Feb12

    Putin says Ukraine, rebels agree cease-fire deal

    Russian leader says arms to fall silent over the weekend under newly signed deal, and heavy weapons pulled back, but for now, fighting rages …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin: Leaders agree on deal for Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb12

    Vladimir Putin: Leaders agree on deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict have agreed on a cease-fire beginning midnight on Saturday and a division line for withdrawing heavy weapons. …read more Source: CNY...

    Leaders in Ukraine Talks Announce Cease-Fire Agreement
    Feb12

    Leaders in Ukraine Talks Announce Cease-Fire Agreement

    The announcement capped a long night of negotiations that had appeared to be on the verge of collapse. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin: Leaders Agree Deal for Ukraine Cease-fire
    Feb12

    Putin: Leaders Agree Deal for Ukraine Cease-fire

    (MINSK, Belarus) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict have agreed on a cease-fire beginning midnight on Saturday and a division line for withdrawing heavy weapons. After 15 hours of talks in the Belarusian capital, Putin said agreements had been signed, one declaring the cease-fire, the other to...

    Putin: Leaders agree deal for Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb12

    Putin: Leaders agree deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    MINSK, Belarus — 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 Ukrainian...

    Ukraine summit agrees ceasefire, withdrawal of weapons: Putin
    Feb12

    Ukraine summit agrees ceasefire, withdrawal of weapons: Putin

    Minsk (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he and the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine had agreed on the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Ukraine’s frontlines and a ceasefire to begin from February 15.”We have managed to agree on the main things,” a visibly pleased Putin told reporters in...

    Oil cuts for Alberta, and an emergency bailout for Ukraine
    Feb12

    Oil cuts for Alberta, and an emergency bailout for Ukraine

    Bailouts, crises, negotiations and cuts – it’s been a busy, heavy week, so good thing we’ve got Valentine’s Day to look forward to. (Never mind, I took the opportunity today to ruin that, as well!) The leading news this morning is a more than $17 billion emergency bailout for a beleaguered Ukraine, which was agreed to this...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb12

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Thursday. 1. The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a $40 billion (£26.2 billion) bailout for Ukraine’s economy. 2. Greece rejected a deal over its debt crisis at an emergency meeting of Europe’s finance ministers on Wednesday. 3. US President Barack Obama has...