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    Ukraine government, rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal
    Sep12

    Ukraine government, rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal

    Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged dozens of prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine, part of a ceasefire deal that has struggled to succeed. …read more Source: CTV...

    World Food Program Launches Ukraine Operation
    Sep12

    World Food Program Launches Ukraine Operation

    The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has begun a food assistance program in eastern Ukraine. The WFP’s first program in Ukraine is distributing food in transportation centers and public shelters in Donetsk and Luhansk. The program, launched earlier this month, has already handed out 10,000 daily rations, enough to feed 2,000 people...

    Poroshenko: EU Agreement Will Be Ratified
    Sep12

    Poroshenko: EU Agreement Will Be Ratified

    Ukraine’s president said the European and Ukrainian parliaments will ratify an association agreement next week, pushing ahead with a deal whose initial rejection set off a monthslong confrontation with Russia. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin Looks to Asia as EU Tightens Sanctions
    Sep12

    Putin Looks to Asia as EU Tightens Sanctions

    DUSHANBE (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. In comments at a meeting in Tajikistan, he made no direct reference to the sanctions but has been trying...

    European Union Details Tightened Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep12

    European Union Details Tightened Sanctions Against Russia

    The measures, aimed at Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors, could be revised swiftly if a cease-fire in Ukraine holds, Western officials said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Rebels
    Sep12

    Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Rebels

    The transfer took place the same day the EU in Brussels imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine that were halted after input from Russia dropped
    Sep12

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine that were halted after input from Russia dropped

    Poland’s state pipeline operator says it has resumed full deliveries of gas to Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Imposes New Economic Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine
    Sep12

    EU Imposes New Economic Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine

    (Reuters) – The European Union put into effect on Friday a new round of sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies and asset freezes on leading Russian politicians. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Dollar Is On A Tear
    Sep12

    The Dollar Is On A Tear

    LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar headed for its ninth straight week of gains on Friday, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its major economic peers are diverging after six years of financial turmoil. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields rose to their highest in over a month, while European stocks shrugged...

    EU sanctions hit Russian oil majors, lawmakers
    Sep12

    EU sanctions hit Russian oil majors, lawmakers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — New European Union sanctions curbing access to western financial markets for some of Russia’s largest firms are targeting banks, arms manufacturers, the country’s leading oil company, Rosneft, as well as the crude subsidiary of its state-owned energy giant Gazprom. The sanctions curbing access to Europe’s...