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    European leaders to hold peace talks on Ukraine
    Feb09

    European leaders to hold peace talks on Ukraine

    BERLIN — As Russia-backed separatists gain ground in eastern Ukraine, efforts to broker peace appeared to pick up momentum Sunday, with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing plans for four-way talks this week. The proposed meeting Wednesday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk emerged from a phone call between German Chancellor...

    Leaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Leaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Leaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Leaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine hops for more help from Canada
    Feb09

    Ukraine hops for more help from Canada

    Ukraine’s current top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada “can do more” to help his country against separatists. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Did a Tactical Nuke Just Go Off in Ukraine? Big Explosion Rocks Donetsk
    Feb09

    Did a Tactical Nuke Just Go Off in Ukraine? Big Explosion Rocks Donetsk

    On Sunday night, YouTube videos that were being shared shows a big explosion in Donetsk, Ukraine. However, it doesn’t appear to be a “tactical nuclear weapon,” as some claimed, but just a big blast. A series of videos that were uploaded Feb. 8 show a massive explosion going off in the distance, with an orange-red fireball lighting up the...

    Ukraine hops for more help from Canada
    Feb09

    Ukraine hops for more help from Canada

    Ukraine’s top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada “can do more” to help his country, as Western nations debate providing weapons and other “lethal” military aid to government forces fighting Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. In an exclusive interview with the Citizen, Ukrainian chargé d’affaires Shevchenko Marko thanked Canada for...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Arm Ukraine
    Feb09

    Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Arm Ukraine

    For America to supply Kiev with weapons would only make Russia a more reckless adversary. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Refugees from Embattled East Escape to Kiev
    Feb09

    Ukraine’s Refugees from Embattled East Escape to Kiev

    Some 170 people evacuated from the eastern-Ukrainian town of Debaltseve arrive in Kiev. One refugee says that intense fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops had made life unbearable at home… …with shelling a constant threat. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine forex market rocked after bank removes peg
    Feb09

    Ukraine forex market rocked after bank removes peg

    A move by Ukraine’s central bank to ditch an unofficial peg for the hryvnia has plunged the foreign exchange market into confusion. …read more Source:...

    Leaked bank files show HSBC ‘helped clients dodge taxes’
    Feb09

    Leaked bank files show HSBC ‘helped clients dodge taxes’

    London (AFP) – A cache of secret bank files shows that HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers avoid taxes and hide millions of dollars, according to a report by a network of investigative journalists released Sunday.The files, analysed by 140 reporters in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ),...