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West Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount

03.09.2014 13:02
(Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the disease was threatening the stability of stricken countries and...

U.S. bank regulators set to adopt liquidity, swaps margin rules

03.09.2014 12:54
(Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators plan to adopt on Wednesday rules forcing big banks to hold more assets that they could sell easily in a credit crunch, a requirement that is closely linked to the experience of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Regulators also will unveil a separate proposal governing...

Ukraine-Russia ceasefire talk boost financial markets

03.09.2014 12:53
(Reuters) - World markets jumped on Wednesday as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said a ceasefire had been reached with Russia, holding steady despite conflicting reports from the Kremlin on the agreement. Russian shares surged more than four percent, while the rouble jumped 1.5 percent...

Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress towards peace

03.09.2014 12:52
(Reuters) - Ukraine said on Wednesday its president had agreed with Russia's Vladimir Putin on steps towards a "ceasefire regime" in Kiev's conflict with pro-Russian rebels, but the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal, sowing confusion on the eve of a NATO summit. "The parties reached mutual...

Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business

03.09.2014 12:48
DerSpiegel: Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech weapons factory that successfully exports its goods globally. There's not much left...

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

03.09.2014 12:38
DerSpiegel: Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype. Liam Stevenson was never the type to become particularly...

Failed Diplomacy: NATO Hardliners Push for Firmer Stance against Russia

03.09.2014 12:31
DerSpiegel: After months of failed telephone diplomacy between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, hardliners are gaining the upper hand in discussions over the appropriate response to Russia. They may soon prevail with demands that go far beyond new economic sanctions. The official number is...

Rosneft President Igor Sechin: 'Russia Didn't Initiate the Ukraine Crisis'

03.09.2014 12:21
DerSpiegel: Igor Sechin, head of the oil giant Rosneft, is considered by many to be the second most powerful man in Russia. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about natural gas deliveries to Europe, the Ukraine crisis and the damage caused by economic sanctions. His adversaries refer to...

Undeclared War: Putin's Covert Invasion of Eastern Ukraine

03.09.2014 12:18
DerSpiegel: Moscow has continued to deny direct involvement in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But evidence to the contrary continues to mount. NATO says up to 1,000 Russian soldiers have joined the fray and the pro-Russian separatists have made a remarkable turnaround. In the middle of a...

Putin, Poroshenko agree on ceasefire steps “to a large extent”

03.09.2014 12:14
ItarTass: Moscow has repeatedly pointed out that Russia is not a party to Ukraine’s internal conflict Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have agreed “to a large extent” on steps to be taken by the Ukrainian military and militias to achieve a...
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