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    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

    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....

    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:...

    After Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement, EU Warns Russia With New Sanctions If Deal Fails To End War
    Feb13

    After Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement, EU Warns Russia With New Sanctions If Deal Fails To End War

    The European Union will impose new sanctions on Russia if a ceasefire agreement, signed in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Thursday, is not properly implemented to end the war between Kiev military and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, a report said Friday, citing German Chancellor Angela Merkel. …read more Source: International...

    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...

    Kremlin Says Savchenko’s Fate In Hands Of Court
    Feb13

    Kremlin Says Savchenko’s Fate In Hands Of Court

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says no promises were made during peace talks in Minsk about the fate of detained Ukrainian Air Force pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine: 8 troops killed in past day despite peace deal
    Feb13

    Ukraine: 8 troops killed in past day despite peace deal

    Much of the fighting had taken place in Debaltseve, a key transport hub that has been hotly contested in recent days. …read more Source: USA...

    Troops killed despite peace deal, says Ukraine
    Feb13

    Troops killed despite peace deal, says Ukraine

    Despite a peace deal and a looming cease-fire deadline, Ukraine said Friday that eight soldiers were killed and 34 wounded overnight. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukrainian Officials: 8 Soldiers Killed Despite Truce Deal
    Feb13

    Ukrainian Officials: 8 Soldiers Killed Despite Truce Deal

    Ukrainian military officials say eight soldiers have been killed and 34 wounded in fighting in east Ukraine in the past day, despite a four-nation cease-fire deal that was reached Thursday but is not yet in effect. The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France signed the deal in the Belarussian capital, Minsk, after 16 hours of talks. They...