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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...

Putin confirms outline of ceasefire with Ukraine

By Dow Jones newswires Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Wednesday that he and his Ukrainian counterpart had agreed to the outlines of a ceasefire plan between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern...

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Russia, Ukraine agree to permanent ceasefire

By Dow Jones newswires The announcement comes amidst an influx of Russian troops and military weapons into eastern Ukraine, with Mr Poroshenko facing a dilemma of either making concessions with the separatists, or continuing...

Russia, Ukraine agree to ceasefire

By Dow Jones newswires The Kremlin confirmed that the two presidents "exchanged their opinions on what should be done first and foremost to end bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine as soon as possible. "If the...

Ukraine says ceasefire agreed with Russia

By Dow Jones newswires The Kremlin confirmed that the two presidents "exchanged their opinions on what should be done first and foremost to end bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine as soon as possible. "If the...