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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Cease-fire Reached for East Ukraine
    Feb12

    Cease-fire Reached for East Ukraine

    A cease-fire is to take effect in battle-scarred eastern Ukraine Saturday night, after 16 hours of all-night talks involving the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. But officials acknowledge the accord left many disputes unresolved. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London on the complexities and implications of the agreement....

    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...

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine
    Feb12

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed on a new $17.5 billion bailout deal for Ukraine to help stabilize the country’s finances. The four-year deal could include as much as $40 billion in funding when combined with money from other lenders, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said. Ukraine’s cash-strapped government struggled for...

    Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire Deal Reached
    Feb12

    Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire Deal Reached

    After a marathon peace-talk session in Minski, Belarus, leaders said a cease-fire deal had been reached in eastern Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Voice of...

    No Progress Reported as Ukraine Peace Talks Continue
    Feb12

    No Progress Reported as Ukraine Peace Talks Continue

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany continued meetings early Thursday aimed at ending the Ukraine crisis after engaging in marathon all-night talks in the Belarusian capital. During a break in the talks, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the negotiations are ongoing but there is “no good news yet” on a...

    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...

    Ukraine’s PM: IMF Aid Accord Within Reach
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s PM: IMF Aid Accord Within Reach

    Ukraine and a team from the International Monetary Fund could reach an agreement on further financial aid for the country’s war-battered economy in the next 48 hours, even though talks are proving tough, its prime minister said Wednesday. The ex-Soviet republic, which is on the brink of bankruptcy after a year of political upheaval and war,...

    Peace Talks in Minsk, Belarus – Feb. 11, 2015
    Feb11

    Peace Talks in Minsk, Belarus – Feb. 11, 2015

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are gathering for crucial talks in the hope of negotiating an end to fighting between Russia-backed separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Leaders Set to Discuss Ukraine Peace Plan as Fighting Continues
    Feb11

    Leaders Set to Discuss Ukraine Peace Plan as Fighting Continues

    Deadly fighting continued Wednesday in Ukraine, as the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany prepared to hold a summit on the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people since last April. At least two people died in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk when a shell hit a bus station, according to rebel officials and emergency...

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