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Military Situation Remains Tense In Eastern Ukraine
03.02.17 22:38

f.USSR

The military situation remains tense in the region of Donbass in eastern Ukraine. Artillery strikes were reported east of Maripol, north and west of Donetsk, and northwest of Debaltsevo.

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Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx
03.02.17 22:36

European trends

European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya. Libyas UN-backed government will receive 200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coastguard.

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Trump to order review that could relax Dodd-Frank bank rule
03.02.17 22:34

Americas on the move

US President Donald Trump is expected to take his first steps to scale back financial services regulations on Friday. He is due to sign an executive order to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations, which some people on Wall Street say are overly-restrictive.

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China raises short-term interest rates in fresh tightening signal
03.02.17 22:32

Economics

Central bank surprises financial markets on Friday, raising the interest rate by 10 basis points, effective on February 3

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Germany must explain to US officials how EU works: Coordinator
02.02.17 20:44

Economics

BERLIN: The inner circle of U.S. President Donald Trump has little knowledge about the European Union and Germany is having to explain how the worlds biggest trading bloc does business, the German governments transatlantic coordinator said on Thursday.

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Five killed from east Libyan forces in Benghazi battle
02.02.17 20:42

Africa

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, head of the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), have been fighting Islamists and other opponents in Benghazi since 2014. They have secured most of the city, but have suffered heavy casualties as they try to gain control of a final few areas.

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Libyas Sarraj bargains for more EU money, support
02.02.17 20:38

Africa

The head of the U.N.-backed Libyan government told top European Union officials on Thursday the bloc must provide more money and other assistance to secure Tripolis help in curbing the flow of African migrants to Europe.

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Romanian PM defiant after huge protests
02.02.17 20:36

European trends

Romanias prime minister insisted on Thursday (Feb 2) that the government will press ahead with decrees decriminalising certain corruption offences, defying the countrys biggest protests since the end of communism.

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Britain will try to negotiate amicable EU divorce: Brexit paper
02.02.17 20:35

European trends

Britain will do its utmost to negotiate a divorce deal with the European Union that is mutually beneficial, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday, setting out the governments strategy in an official policy document.

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Putin accuses Kiev of provoking flare up in fighting in east Ukraine
02.02.17 20:34

f.USSR

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Kiev of provoking this weeks flare up in fighting in eastern Ukraine, saying it was a ploy to win the support of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Situation in Avdeyevka, February 2, 2017 (Escalation In Eastern Ukraine)
02.02.17 20:30

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On February 1, combat operations in Avdeyevkas vicinity have continued with previous intensity. Neither side undertook active offensive operations, but that was more than made up for by the stepped up artillery bombardments which became more intense and targeted more territory. One also notes an intense process of concentrating forces by both sides which, judging by the situation, are ready to undertake far more intense operations once given an order

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Game-changers ahead on the (long) Maritime Silk Road
02.02.17 20:27

Asia rising

Despite the Pentagons predictably shrill notes, both China and India are only interested in making deals to expand and protect their supply chains

Asia Times
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GPIF to invest in U.S. infrastructure blitz as Japan, U.S. plot new policy framework
02.02.17 20:26

Economics

Japan plans to use its public pension fund to invest in U.S. infrastructure development, a source from the government said Thursday. The investment drive is part of a wide-ranging policy package Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to present to U.S. President Donald Trump during their highly anticipated summit in Washington on Feb. 10.

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Trumps defense chief heads to Asia, eying China, North Korea threat
01.02.17 11:32

Global Security

President Donald Trumps defense secretary is expected to underscore U.S. security commitments to key allies South Korea and Japan on his debut trip to Asia this week as concerns mount over North Koreas missile program and tensions with China.

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Russian economy to emerge from contraction
01.02.17 11:28

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Russias economy ministry on Monday said that GDP growth fell by one per cent in December from the same time last year.

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