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    EU stands by sanctions against Russia after Ukraine truce sealed
    Feb13

    EU stands by sanctions against Russia after Ukraine truce sealed

    MINSK, Belarus — A last-gasp cease-fire to stem the conflict that has devastated eastern Ukraine failed to ease skepticism over the prospects for peace, as European leaders said the Moscow government will have to wait for relief from economic sanctions. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine death toll grows after fragile peace deal signed
    Feb13

    Ukraine death toll grows after fragile peace deal signed

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – At least 15 people have been killed in east Ukraine in new shelling despite the signing of a peace deal to end the 10-month conflict.Pro-Moscow rebels and government officials said Friday that seven civilians were killed across the conflict zone during the past 24 hours while Ukraine’s military said eight...

    The Daily Vertical: War By Other Means
    Feb13

    The Daily Vertical: War By Other Means

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    8 dead, dozens wounded in Ukraine despite peace deal
    Feb13

    8 dead, dozens wounded in Ukraine despite peace deal

    Amy R. ConnollyMOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) — At least eight soldiers were killed and dozens more injured in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: United Press...

    Germany helps eurozone economy pick up speed in 4th quarter
    Feb13

    Germany helps eurozone economy pick up speed in 4th quarter

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Strong growth in Germany helped the eurozone economy grow faster than expected in the final three months of 2014, official figures showed Friday. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, said economic output across the 18 eurozone countries was 0.3 percent higher in the fourth quarter than the previous three-month period....

    Here are the high-tech military weapons Russia is buying in 2015
    Feb13

    Here are the high-tech military weapons Russia is buying in 2015

    Russia may be in the middle of an economic crisis, but the country’s defence budget is surging. Military spending is set to rise by an astonishing 33% this year, according to the Associated Press. That follows double-digit percentage increases in previous years, and will make it Russia’s highest defence budget ever, running to 4.2% of...

    Germany helps eurozone economy pick up speed in 4th quarter
    Feb13

    Germany helps eurozone economy pick up speed in 4th quarter

    Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, said economic output across the 18 eurozone countries was 0.3 percent higher in the fourth quarter than the previous three-month period. […] a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine has also eased one of the main uncertainties that have dogged the single currency zone over the past year. …read more...

    Ukraine crisis: Shelling follows Minsk peace summit
    Feb13

    Ukraine crisis: Shelling follows Minsk peace summit

    New shelling has been reported in the rebel-held east Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, a day after a peace deal was reached in Minsk. There are no confirmed reports of casualties. Both cities are near the front line where the pro-Russian rebels face government forces. The ceasefire agreed in the Belarusian capital is to begin in eastern...

    Band-Aids for Greece, Ukraine and Global Economy
    Feb13

    Band-Aids for Greece, Ukraine and Global Economy

    International gatherings this week only succeeded in slowing three threats to the global economy. …read more Source:...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb13

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Friday. 1. Greece will meet with Europe’s finance ministers again on Monday in a last bid to end to the debt standoff. 2. The European Union has threatened Russia with more sanctions if the Ukraine ceasefire deal fails. 3. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for action to prevent...