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    Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal; cease-fire Sunday
    Feb12

    Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal; cease-fire Sunday

    By YURAS KARMANAU read more …read more Source: CNS...

    10 things you need to know in markets today (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)
    Feb12

    10 things you need to know in markets today (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    Here’s what you need to know. We have an agreement on Ukraine. “The leaders of Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine have agreed on a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the summit talks said Thursday,” Reuters reported. “The deal reached after all-night negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk...

    How This Image Became the Best News Photo of the Year
    Feb12

    How This Image Became the Best News Photo of the Year

    This year’s World Press Photo jury surprised many people when it selected Mads Nissen’s portrait of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia, as the Photo of the Year. But, the jurors tell TIME, its resonance is universal, making it the perfect candidate for the top prize. “We thought it was a...

    Leaders reach cease-fire deal in Ukraine
    Feb12

    Leaders reach cease-fire deal in Ukraine

    MOSCOW —European leaders announced a cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine on Thursday that includes the front-line withdrawal of heavy weapons, but powerful disagreements remain over the grinding conflict. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia, Ukraine agree to cease-fire deal after truce talks
    Feb12

    Russia, Ukraine agree to cease-fire deal after truce talks

    The cease-fire is set to start this weekend in eastern Ukraine. All-night talks in Belarus led to an agreement, as Russian President Vladimir Putin says negotiations with the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany were difficult. Charlie Rose reports. …read more Source:...

    Gazprom seeks Ukrainian gas payments
    Feb12

    Gazprom seeks Ukrainian gas payments

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Feb. 12 (UPI) — With a $17.5 billion agreement from the International Monetary Fund in hand, Russian gas company Gazprom said Thursday it was time Ukraine settled its debt. …read more Source: United Press...

    ‘Glimmer of hope’ for Ukraine after deal at Minsk peace summit
    Feb12

    ‘Glimmer of hope’ for Ukraine after deal at Minsk peace summit

    MINSK – Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal that offers a “glimmer of hope” for an end to fighting in eastern Ukraine after marathon overnight talks. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Greek PM Tsipras in Brussels as Clock Ticks on EU Bailout
    Feb12

    Greek PM Tsipras in Brussels as Clock Ticks on EU Bailout

    Greece’s radical new prime minister Alexis Tsipras was in Brussels on Thursday to lay out his case for more financial help to fellow EU leaders following finance ministers’ failure to narrow differences overnight. The summit chairman, conservative former Polish premier Donald Tusk, confessed to anxiety about Greece after the newly...

    As Part of Ukraine Deal, Russia to Free Imprisoned Ukraine Pilot
    Feb12

    As Part of Ukraine Deal, Russia to Free Imprisoned Ukraine Pilot

    Nadiya V. Savchenko, a former lieutenant in the Ukrainian military, has been charged by Russia in connection with the killings of two Russian journalists who died in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin: leaders agree deal for Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb12

    Putin: leaders agree deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP …read more Source: USA...