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Ukraine crisis distracts from its economic reforms -IMF’s Lagarde

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Ukraine crisis distracts from its economic reforms -IMF’s Lagarde WASHINGTON: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the crisis in Ukraine is a huge distraction in efforts to reform the country’s economy and its collapse would not be in Russia’s interest. In an interview on MSNBC, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director said financial support for Kiev depends on how stable the...


Russian opposition bids farewell to slain Putin critic

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Russian opposition bids farewell to slain Putin critic MOSCOW: Thousands of mourners on Tuesday filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bidding farewell to a charismatic activist whose brazen assassination shocked the country. The 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, longtime Putin critic and anti-corruption crusader who was gunned down near the Kremlin late Friday, will be buried in Moscow...


France won’t ‘tolerate slightest infringement’ of Ukraine peace deal

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France won’t ‘tolerate slightest infringement’ of Ukraine peace deal PARIS:  France will “not tolerate the slightest infringement” of the Minsk peace accord in Ukraine warned President Francois Hollande following a meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Paris Monday. “The Minsk accord is the only possible basis to re-establish peace,” Hollande told reporters. “We must not tolerate the slightest infringement and the ceasefire must...


NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine

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NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine ROME: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday that any attempt to expand territory held by separatists in Ukraine would be “unacceptable” and told Russia to withdraw 1,000 items of military equipment from its neighbour’s territory. Speaking after meeting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the alliance’s secretary general expressed cautious optimism about the prospects of a...


Turkey ‘won’t wait 50 years for EU membership’: Minister

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Turkey ‘won’t wait 50 years for EU membership’: Minister ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s aim is to reach European standards  in its membership process, the country’s EU minister has claimed. Speaking at a meeting of the Paasikivi Society think tank in Finland, Volkan Bozkir said, ” Turkey has no intention of waiting forEU membership for over 50 years” Anadolu Agency reported Thursday. Turkey applied for EU membership...


Six French have passports confiscated for planning Syria trip: security source

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Six French have passports confiscated for planning Syria trip: security source PARIS: Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria, a security source said on Monday — the first time the measure has been used. The right to remove passports was introduced as part of a raft of new counter-terrorism laws in November aimed at curbing the number of...


France to host ministerial meeting on Ukraine crisis

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France to host ministerial meeting on Ukraine crisis PARIS: The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet on Tuesday in Paris in an effort to get a stalling peace deal between the central authorities and separatists rebels back on track, a French diplomatic source said. More than a week after a ceasefire agreement that Moscow-backed rebels ignored to capture a...


Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine

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Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine MOSCOW: In Russia, Vladimir Putin likes to portray himself as the saviour of the nation. In Europe and the United States he has come to be seen as a threat to the new world order. What the Russian president does next in Ukraine is key to the country’s future, as well as that of Europe...


Kiev says 2 soldiers killed, 10 wounded in past 24 hours

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Kiev says 2 soldiers killed, 10 wounded in past 24 hours KIEV: Ukraine’s military said on Monday two of its soldiers had been killed and 10 wounded in the past 24 hours, signalling that fighting has not stopped to allow a truce deal to be implemented. Spokesman Valentyn Fedychev said Ukrainian forces had been shelled 27 times in the past day. Fighting has diminished in eastern...


Ukraine lost 179 troops in battle for Debaltseve: advisor

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Ukraine lost 179 troops in battle for Debaltseve: advisor KIEV: Ukraine lost 179 troops in a month-long battle with pro-Russian rebels that ended in defeat over the key eastern town of Debaltseve, an advisor to the country’s president said. If the figure is confirmed, it would represent one of the bloodiest losses suffered by the Ukrainian side in the 10-month conflict. Kiev has officially...


Germany rejects Greek proposal as ‘no substantial solution’

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Germany rejects Greek proposal as ‘no substantial solution’ BERLIN: Germany on Thursday rejected a request by Greece to its European partners for a six-month extension to its EU loan programme, saying it was “not a substantial proposal for a solution”. “The letter from Athens is not a substantial proposal for a solution,” said a spokesman for German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in a...


London and Madrid say still opposed to military aid for Ukraine

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London and Madrid say still opposed to military aid for Ukraine MADRID:  The foreign ministers of Britain and Spain said Thursday the solution to the Ukrainian crisis had to come through dialogue and could not involve military aid to Ukrainian forces. “We don’t not believe that at the moment it would be helpful to provide lethal support to the Ukrainian armed forces,” British Foreign Secretary Philip...


Bodies of 13 Ukraine troops delivered to morgue near Debaltseve

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Bodies of 13 Ukraine troops delivered to morgue near Debaltseve ARTEMIVSK:  The bodies of at least 13 Ukrainian soldiers were delivered to a morgue close to the battleground town of Debaltseve on Wednesday as government forces retreated from the key transport hub, a morgue official said. “The corpses of 13 Ukrainian servicemen were brought in today,” Ruslan Fedonyuk, director of the morgue in the government-held...


Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to talk Wednesday: France

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Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to talk Wednesday: France PARIS:  French President Francois Hollande will speak on the phone with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Wednesday evening, a French government spokesman said. The call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko follows the capture of the key strategic town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine by...


Record flow of migrants likely this year: EU borders chief

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Record flow of migrants likely this year: EU borders chief WARSAW: A record number of migrants look set to flow into Europe this year, with human traffickers becoming increasingly aggressive as they take advantage of chaos in Africa and the Middle East, the EU borders chief said. Many asylum seekers and illegal immigrants are reaching Europe via the Mediterranean sea, with hundreds dying during the...


Ukraine military says rebels are observing ceasefire “in general”

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Ukraine military says rebels are observing ceasefire “in general” KIEV: The Ukrainian military said on Sunday a ceasefire between government troops and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine is being observed “in general” and that rebel attacks are infrequent and not widespread. “In the conflict zone the ceasefire has been observed in general … Shelling (by rebels) has been not regular and (has been) localised,”...


At least 18 killed in Ukraine despite peace deal

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At least 18 killed in Ukraine despite peace deal DONETSK: At least 18 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine in new artillery shelling just a day after a peace deal was signed to end the 10-month conflict. Pro-Moscow rebels and government officials said Friday that seven civilians were killed across the conflict zone during the past 24 hours while Ukraine’s military said 11...


Merkel to visit Paris, Vatican next week

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Merkel to visit Paris, Vatican next week BERLIN:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week is to visit France for talks with President Francois Hollande and the Vatican, where she will meet Pope Francis, Berlin said Friday. In her lunch meeting with Hollande on February 20, Merkel plans to discuss the crises in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq and the major themes of this...


Key points of new Ukraine peace plan

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Key points of new Ukraine peace plan MINSK: Kiev and pro-Russian rebels agreed a peace roadmap Thursday after marathon negotiations in Minsk involving the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. The new agreement notably calls for a ceasefire starting on Sunday and an expanded buffer zone around the frontline, with the withdrawal of heavy weapons. The plan, which builds on a...


Fifty tanks entered Ukraine from Russia during peace talks: Kiev

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Fifty tanks entered Ukraine from Russia during peace talks: Kiev KIEV:  Around 50 tanks and dozens of other heavy weapons entered Ukraine from Russia during peace talks in Minsk, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday. “Around 50 tanks, 40 multiple launch rocket systems and a similar number of armoured vehicles crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border at Izvarin,” in pro-Russian separatist region Lugansk, Ukrainian military spokesman...


Merkel says has ‘no illusions’ after Ukraine deal, ‘big hurdles’ remain

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Merkel says has ‘no illusions’ after Ukraine deal, ‘big hurdles’ remain MINSK: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she had “no illusions” after a Ukraine ceasefire deal hammered out at marathon talks in Minsk and that “big hurdles” remained in ending the 10-month conflict in the ex-Soviet country. “We have now a glimmer of hope,” she said in the Belarussian capital, according to a statement released...


Greece PM invited to visit China

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Greece PM invited to visit China ATHENS: Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been invited to visit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, a government source said Wednesday. Li Keqiang called Tsipras to congratulate him on his electoral victory and say “he would work to deepen and widen the historic ties between the two countries”, the source said....


Ukraine rocket attack kills six civilians: official

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Ukraine rocket attack kills six civilians: official KIEV: At least six civilians were killed and 21 wounded in a rocket attack on Ukraine’s military headquarters in the war-torn east, local authorities said. The attack also hit residential areas of Kramatorsk, which is considered to be under firm Kiev control....


UK’s Cameron, top aides ‘contingency plan’ for Greek exit

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UK’s Cameron, top aides ‘contingency plan’ for Greek exit LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron met Monday with senior economic officials to discuss a possible Greek exit from the eurozone as part of contingency planning over the country’s debt crisis. Senior officials including from the Foreign Office and the Bank of England held an hour-long meeting as markets dived following Greek Prime Minister Alexis...


EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit: France’s Fabius

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EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit: France’s Fabius BRUSSELS: The EU has agreed to postpone new sanctions against Russia to give time to see if a four-way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday makes progress, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. “The principle of the sanctions will be kept, but their implementation will depend on the situation on the ground,” Fabius told reporters in Brussels....


Russia, European powers agree to draft Ukraine peace plan

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Russia, European powers agree to draft Ukraine peace plan MOSCOW: The leaders of Russia, Germany and France agreed during late-night talks in Moscow to draw up a plan to end fighting in Ukraine as rebels wage a deadly offensive in the country’s east, officials said Saturday. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that more than four hours of talks that wrapped up...


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