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    French Fighter Jet Sale to Egypt: Triumph and Questions
    Feb15

    French Fighter Jet Sale to Egypt: Triumph and Questions

    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due in Cairo Monday to sign off on a $5.9 billion purchase by Egypt of 24 French Rafale fighter jets and a frigate. The deal boosts France’s struggling economy and helps bolster Egypt’s military arsenal in the face of rising insecurity. Some are questioning why France is going ahead with...

    Ukrainian City Remembers Rocket Attack Victims
    Feb15

    Ukrainian City Remembers Rocket Attack Victims

    In Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s regional military headquarters for battling Russia-backed rebels in the east, officials held a memorial Saturday for those killed in a Tuesday rocket attack. A midnight cease-fire has stopped most of the fighting between Ukrainian forces and the rebels, though some sporadic clashes continue. Concerns remain focused...

    Security Firm: Cybercrime Ring Stole Up to $1B From Banks
    Feb15

    Security Firm: Cybercrime Ring Stole Up to $1B From Banks

    A multinational gang of cybercriminals has stolen as much as $1 billion from as many as 100 financial institutions around the world in about two years, Russian computer security company Kaspersky Labs said Saturday. The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details on...

    Greek Threats to Court Russian Loans Anger European Leaders
    Feb14

    Greek Threats to Court Russian Loans Anger European Leaders

    Greece has threatened to seek financial help from Russia if negotiations to ease the terms of its European Union bailout collapse, angering European leaders who feel Moscow has been fueling the conflict in Ukraine. Henry Ridgwell reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine With Cease-Fire Set to Take Effect
    Feb14

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine With Cease-Fire Set to Take Effect

    Fighting raged in Ukraine Saturday between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists, just hours before a cease-fire aimed at halting the conflict it set to take effect. The cease-fire is due to be implemented at midnight Saturday (12:00 a.m. Sunday local time, 2200 UTC Saturday), several days after the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France...

    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...

    UN Hails Ukraine Cease-fire; US Warns Against its Violation
    Feb13

    UN Hails Ukraine Cease-fire; US Warns Against its Violation

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is praising the efforts of key world leaders to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, saying he expects the truce deal reached Thursday in Belarus to be honored by all parties. Ban’s statement came hours after the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France announced a pullback of forces battling...

    Interpretations of Ukraine Cease-Fire Pact Could Clash
    Feb13

    Interpretations of Ukraine Cease-Fire Pact Could Clash

    The Ukraine cease-fire agreement signed Thursday in Minsk shares many of the features of the cease-fire accord reached in the Belarusian capital last September. That accord ended up being violated more than observed. The new agreement could be undermined by provisions that are all its own. The September’s agreement called for “permanent...

    Ukraine Refugees Not Ready to Return Home Despite Cease-fire Agreement
    Feb13

    Ukraine Refugees Not Ready to Return Home Despite Cease-fire Agreement

    As a renewed cease-fire deal is signed in Minsk, fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels in the east continues and a million civilians have been displaced. Many who fled the violence now live off charity and, despite the negotiations, few believe they will return home any time soon. VOA’s Daniel Schearf visited some of...

    Analysis: Ukraine Accord May Not End Conflict
    Feb12

    Analysis: Ukraine Accord May Not End Conflict

    When the leaders of four major countries convene at a neutral location for high-profile talks aimed at ending a war, results are expected. It took all night — 16 hours in all – but they got results. The questions now are whether they can implement their agreement, and whether it will be enough to end the conflict. There is a good...

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