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    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 major stories you need to know in markets today. The ECB offered Greek banks more emergency assistance. The European Central Bank has extended its liquidity program for Greek banks by two weeks, according to a Dow Jones report via CNBC. According to CNBC, it is a “a roughly €68 billion ($77.63 billion),...

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire

    At an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, Ukraine’s national security and defense council approved Poroshenko’s request despite comment from pro-Russian rebels that it would breach a peace deal …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission
    Feb19

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Wednesday for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape

    When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels as Troops Retreat
    Feb19

    Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels as Troops Retreat

    Ukrainian troops held out in the encircled town for three days before the government pulled them out on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Unplugging Putin TV
    Feb19

    Unplugging Putin TV

    How to Beat Back the Kremlin Propaganda February 18, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety
    Feb19

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire

    RELATED LINKSFighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce (Some) quiet on the eastern front as Ukraine’s cease-fire goes into effect Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia GWEN IFILL: As we reported earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops withdrew today from Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls
    Feb19

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

    The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin
    Feb19

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin

    Despite a European-brokered “ceasefire,” the war in eastern Ukraine rages on. Russian separatists continue their assault on the city of Debaltseve, forcing the Ukrainian army to withdraw its troops. And yet, the U.S. State Department continues to hold out hope that the ceasefire will work. “We don’t consider it dead,” said spokeswoman Jen...