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12.02.2015

East Ukraine ceasefire to start February 15: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a ceasefire between warring Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine will take effect within the next few days. Speaking to reporters on Thursday following marathon talks in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the Russian leader said he, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President… »

08.02.2015

Counter-demo dwarfs PEGIDA march in Austria

People in northern Austria have marched in thousands to counter a tiny group of PEGIDA supporters from holding Islamophobia rallies. Some 2,000 people gathered in the northern city of Linz on Sunday to counter a small PEGIDA rally which only drew 150 people. A similar move was seen last week… »

08.02.2015

Finance minister: Euro will collapse if Greece forced out

Finance minister: Euro will collapse if Greece forced out

The Greek finance minister has warned that the euro will collapse if his country is forced out of the currency bloc. “The euro is fragile, it’s like building a castle of cards, if you take out the Greek card the others will collapse.” Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview with Italian… »

07.02.2015

Kremlin trio meeting on Ukraine constructive: Russia

A high-profile meeting between leaders of Russia, Germany, and France on the crisis in eastern Ukraine has seen “constructive” negotiations, officials in Moscow say. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the talks in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande have… »

07.02.2015

Canada Supreme Court lifts ban on doctor-assisted suicide

Canada Supreme Court lifts ban on doctor-assisted suicide

The Supreme Court of Canada has lifted a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for people with grievous and irremediable medical conditions.  Based on the Friday ruling, federal and provincial governments will have a year to craft legislation consistent with the verdict, recognizing the right of consenting adults who are enduring unbearable pain to… »

06.02.2015

German chancellor says peace in Ukraine brings peace to Europe

German chancellor says peace in Ukraine brings peace to Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a German-French initiative to stop deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine is aimed at defending peace all over Europe. “It’s about representing our interests – German-French – but also European interests…. It’s about European peace… and the free self-determination of peoples, which is part of this… »

30.01.2015

Israel to build 430 new settler homes: NGO

Israel to build 430 new settler homes: NGO

The Israeli regime has approved plans for the construction of some 430 new illegal settler homes on occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, reports say. Daniel Seidemann, head of the Terrestrial Jerusalem group, which monitors Israeli settlement activity on occupied Palestinian land in east Al-Quds (Jerusalem), made the announcement on Friday. »

29.01.2015

Gorbachev warns of risk of US-Russia armed conflict

Gorbachev warns of risk of US-Russia armed conflict

The last Soviet leader has accused the US of pushing Russia into a new Cold War that could lead to an armed conflict. “America… has already drawn us into a new Cold War,” Mikhail Gorbachev said in an interview published on Thursday. He added that “I can’t say for sure… »

29.01.2015

Spain court charges 78 bank officials for misusing credit cards

A Spanish court has charged 78 senior bank officials for misusing credit cards for their personal use. On Wednesday, Jude Fernando Andreu of Spain’s National Court charged the former bosses, executives, and board members of the country’s two renowned banks, Caja Madrid and Bankia, for the secret spending of over… »

29.01.2015

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras has openly challenged international creditors by stopping privatization plans agreed upon under the country’s bailout deal. During his first meeting with cabinet members on Wednesday, Tsipras said that they could not disappoint voters already battered by a drop in living standards caused by austerity measures. »

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