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  • Ukraine Separatists Ignore Geneva Deal on Easing Tensions

    Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine refused to give up buildings and lay down their arms as a four-nation deal negotiated in Geneva demanded, while the government in Kiev pledged to abide by the terms of the accord.

  • U.S. Warns Money Managers of More Russia Sanctions

    The Obama administration told asset managers last week that it was planning additional sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine Accord Puts Onus on Russia as Skepticism Reigns

    The U.S. and its European allies demanded Russia help calm the Ukraine crisis or face new sanctions after four-nation talks produced an accord aimed at lowering tensions in their worst standoff since the Cold War.

  • Ukraine Talks End With Accord on Steps to De-Escalate Conflict

    The U.S. and its European allies demanded Russia help calm the Ukraine crisis or face new sanctions after four-nation talks produced an accord aimed at lowering tensions in their worst standoff since the Cold War.

  • Topix Rises After Yen Weakens as Ukraine Tensions Recede

    Japanese shares rose in thin trading, with the Topix index capping its biggest weekly gain this month, after the yen fell yesterday as tensions in Ukraine eased and amid optimism about U.S. earnings.

  • Iran May Keep Nuclear Program After Ukraine, Cohen Says

    Iran may be less likely to halt its nuclear weaponry program after the U.S. and Europe failed to stop Russia from annexing part of Ukraine, which 20 years ago gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, said former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.

  • U.S. Debt Falls for First Time in 4 Weeks on Ukraine, Economy

    Treasuries fell, with benchmark 10- year yields rising for the first time in four weeks, as an accord aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine and signs of a strengthening U.S. economy crimped refuge demand.

  • Cohen Says Ukraine May Sway Iran on Weapon Pact (Transcript)

    William Cohen, a former U.S. Defense secretary, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the threat posed by Russia to Ukraine -- which 20 years ago gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees -- may make Iran less likely to agree to forgo nuclear weapon development.

  • Nikkei Futures Rise as S&P 500 Gains on Earnings, Ukraine

    Japanese stock-index futures rose as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July amid easing tensions over Ukraine and better- than-estimated earnings from companies from General Electric Co. to Morgan Stanley.

  • Emerging Stocks Advance on Ukraine Deal as Ruble Rallies

    Emerging-market stocks rose for a second day after diplomatic leaders reached a deal aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine. Russia’s ruble posted the biggest advance among the world’s major currencies.

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