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    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb12

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Intense talks on ending the war in Ukraine stretched through the night on Thursday as the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France… …read more Source:...

    Leaders in Minsk for Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks
    Feb12

    Leaders in Minsk for Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks; big divisions still over borders, buffers …read more Source: ABC...

    Press Monitor: Press Freedom Falters in 2014 as Dozens of Reporters Killed
    Feb12

    Press Monitor: Press Freedom Falters in 2014 as Dozens of Reporters Killed

    Press freedom declined around the world in 2014. A new report by Reporters without Borders shows two-thirds of the countries surveyed worsened in the last year. Armed conflicts and non-state actors like the Islamic State group powered much of that decline. With journalists executed in Iraq, arrested in the United States, and targeted by...

    Few Believe Minsk Summit Will End Fighting in Ukraine
    Feb12

    Few Believe Minsk Summit Will End Fighting in Ukraine

    There is little hope that a peace summit in Minsk will end fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are seeking independence from Kyiv. As German and French leaders sat with their counterparts from Ukraine and Russia to negotiate a deal to end hostilities between Ukrainian troops and the separatists, at least two people were killed...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany will sign document after peace talks: diplomatic source
    Feb12

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany will sign document after peace talks: diplomatic source

    The source would not provide details of the nature of the document …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Leaders to sign document after Minsk talks on Ukraine: source
    Feb12

    Leaders to sign document after Minsk talks on Ukraine: source

    MINSK (Reuters) – Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will sign a document following all-night talks in Minsk on solving the… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Overshadowed by Fighting
    Feb12

    Ukraine Peace Talks Overshadowed by Fighting

    Residents of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine say they’re still in shock after a rocket attack killed at least 15 civilians Tuesday, ….as pro-Russian separatists tighten pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting. One woman has already packed her bags. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Gary Clement on the Ukraine crisis
    Feb12

    Gary Clement on the Ukraine crisis

    RelatedDeath toll rises to 19 and 78 wounded in day of fighting in Ukraine before peace talks begin in BelarusA full archive of Gary Clement’s comics …read more Source: National...

    News Analysis: In Ukraine, It’s Putin’s Game
    Feb12

    News Analysis: In Ukraine, It’s Putin’s Game

    In Minsk, Europe’s often fractious leaders confronted the reality that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia retains the upper hand precisely because he is prepared to use military force to get what he wants in diplomacy. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia, Ukraine at impasse as peace talks drag on
    Feb12

    Russia, Ukraine at impasse as peace talks drag on

    As both sides seek to renew ceasefire, Putin demands autonomy for rebel regions and an assurance Ukraine will not join NATO, while Poroshenko threatens martial law …read more Source: The Globe and...