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Ukraine fighting threatens peace deal

By Doe Jones Newswires A spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council confirmed the fighting near Donetsk and Mariupol and said it did indeed constitute violations of the cease-fire agreement, but he added...

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Ukraine signs cease-fire with rebels

By Dow Jones newswires Still, he said the deal represented a chance to bring an end to the fighting. "The whole world is seeking peace, Ukraine is seeking peace, including millions of residents of...

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UK would commit 3500 troops to new NATO force

By AAP Cameron said the alliance, set up in 1949 to protect Western Europe from the Soviet Union, had to shown that its Article 5 blanket security guarantee was still valid for all 28...

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Oil prices lower in volatile trade

By AFP Oil prices have fallen amid volatile trading, as NATO chiefs met over the Ukraine crisis and the European Central Bank announced more rate cuts to boost the eurozone economy. The US warned...

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Bishop tips tougher Russia sanctions

By AAP The deputy Liberal leader also raised the Ukraine crisis during a NATO meeting focused on transition arrangements in Afghanistan as the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission ends. "I called upon Russia...

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NATO says Russian troops still active in Ukraine

By Dow Jones newswires Speaking ahead of the summit, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that NATO welcomes "all efforts to fund a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine. " But he added: "What counts...

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Aust stocks slide at close

By Michael Roddan The Australian sharemarket has closed weaker as the big miners were dragged down by a five-year low in the iron ore price, with investors cautious over foreign crises and geopolitical risks....

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Wall Street jumps on Ukraine talk

By AFP Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a truce agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the Kremlin denied any formal deal yet, only saying the two sides were "very close" to agreement on...