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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Morning Digest: Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by some of war's worst fighting

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Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by some of war's worst fighting
DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, but Ukraine's pro-Moscow separatists diminished the chance of a deal by launching some of the war's worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison..
Obama seeks some limits on ground troops for Islamic State fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will propose to Congress on Wednesday a new three-year authorization for the use of force against Islamic State with limits on U.S. combat troops' involvement, lawmakers and congressional aides said..
Euro, stocks wary ahead of crunch Greece meeting
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks and the euro fell on Wednesday while the dollar edged higher as euro zone meetings on the Greek debt crisis threatened to give rise to confusion rather than clarity..
Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Jon Stewart, famed for his biting television satire of politicians and the media, will leave his job as host of Comedy Central's parody newscast "The Daily Show" later this year, he told his studio audience at the end of Tuesday night's episode..
Pennsylvania residents want return of Paterno statue: poll
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania residents overwhelmingly support restoration of the Joe Paterno statue on Penn State's campus, according to a new survey by Quinnipiac University..
U.S. states say Anthem too slow to inform customers of breach
BOSTON (Reuters) - Ten U.S. states have sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week..
SpaceX signs deal for landing pad in Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies will take over a mothballed rocket launch site in Florida to develop landing pads for its Falcon family of rockets, the U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday..
Greece's Varoufakis becomes unlikely heartthrob in Germany
BERLIN (Reuters) - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has become an improbable heartthrob in Germany, where his demands to renegotiate the nation's debt fell on deaf ears but his charm and masculine appearance have not gone unnoticed..
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