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    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb12

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated into the early hours Thursday to try to find a way to halt the fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,300 people. The talks on ending the conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatist rebels came amid intense anxiety over the sharp...

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb12

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine – A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has surged despite a renewed diplomatic push for peace. In Washington, President Barack Obama held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reviving an elusive...

    A look at the peace deal for eastern Ukraine and who got  what
    Feb12

    A look at the peace deal for eastern Ukraine and who got what

    The peace deal for eastern Ukraine agreed Thursday sets clear deadlines for a cease-fire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons, but resolution of the main political and economic issues behind the conflict was made conditional on a series of difficult steps and put off until the end of the year. …read more Source: FOX...

    Merkel briefs Harper on Ukraine talks
    Feb12

    Merkel briefs Harper on Ukraine talks

    OTTAWA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday night she is leaving North America having won support from the United States and Canada for her effort to find a peaceful diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine. In Ottawa, on a quick stopover after her earlier meeting on Monday in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama, Merkel...

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict
    Feb12

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the West would proceed if talks this week fail. During a joint White House news conference, Obama dangled the prospect...

    A look at who got what in peace deal for eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    A look at who got what in peace deal for eastern Ukraine

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The peace deal for eastern Ukraine agreed Thursday sets clear deadlines for a cease-fire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons, but resolution of the main political and economic issues behind the conflict was made conditional on a series of difficult steps and put off until the end of the year. Both sides are to pull heavy...

    Putin, Poroshenko Shake on Ceasefire
    Feb12

    Putin, Poroshenko Shake on Ceasefire

    Could this be the handshake that clinches peace in eastern Ukraine? Hopes are certainly higher after a marathon night of talks between President Petro Poroshenko – and Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The Boston...

    US hopeful on Ukraine ceasefire agreement
    Feb12

    US hopeful on Ukraine ceasefire agreement

    The U.S. hopes the Ukraine ceasefire agreement struck overnight by European leaders will be implemented more effectively than similar agreements in the past, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Thursday.The leaders of Russia,… …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian Speaker Seeks Ethics Code After Lawmakers Brawl
    Feb12

    Ukrainian Speaker Seeks Ethics Code After Lawmakers Brawl

    A fight between two members of the Ukrainian parliament led to a disruption of a parliamentary session and calls for an ethics code for lawmakers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A look at who got what in peace deal for eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    A look at who got what in peace deal for eastern Ukraine

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The peace deal for eastern Ukraine agreed Thursday sets clear deadlines for a cease-fire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons, but resolution of the main political and economic issues behind the conflict was made conditional on a series of difficult steps and put off until the end of the year.read more …read more...