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    Russia, Ukraine agree to cease-fire deal after truce talks
    Feb12

    Russia, Ukraine agree to cease-fire deal after truce talks

    The cease-fire is set to start this weekend in eastern Ukraine. All-night talks in Belarus led to an agreement, as Russian President Vladimir Putin says negotiations with the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany were difficult. Charlie Rose reports. …read more Source:...

    Greek PM Tsipras in Brussels as Clock Ticks on EU Bailout
    Feb12

    Greek PM Tsipras in Brussels as Clock Ticks on EU Bailout

    Greece’s radical new prime minister Alexis Tsipras was in Brussels on Thursday to lay out his case for more financial help to fellow EU leaders following finance ministers’ failure to narrow differences overnight. The summit chairman, conservative former Polish premier Donald Tusk, confessed to anxiety about Greece after the newly...

    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...

    Ukrainian Jews catiously optimistic on Russia-brokered ceasefire
    Feb12

    Ukrainian Jews catiously optimistic on Russia-brokered ceasefire

    (JTA) — Leaders of Ukrainian Jewry reacted with cautious optimism to news that Russia and Ukraine have worked out an agreement designed to bring about a ceasefire along their border. Yaakov Dov Bleich, a chief rabbi of Ukraine, said he was “hoping for the best while remaining prepared for the worst” following statements by Russian President...

    Putin: leaders agree deal for Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb12

    Putin: leaders agree deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    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. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP …read more Source: USA...

    Beneath Ukraine’s Front Lines
    Feb12

    Beneath Ukraine’s Front Lines

    Half a mile below the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, the team of coal miners didn’t hear the impact of the mortar that nearly killed them on Nov. 22. The projectile struck the shed that houses the mine’s electrical circuits, shutting down the ventilation system and the elevator in the mine’s deepest shaft. … …read more...

    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...

    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 GermanyThe deal was full of potential...

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine
    Feb12

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed on a new $17.5 billion bailout deal for Ukraine to help stabilize the country’s finances. The four-year deal could include as much as $40 billion in funding when combined with money from other lenders, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said. Ukraine’s cash-strapped government struggled for...