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FILE - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures during a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec 29, 2014.

Poroshenko: De-escalation is Priority in East Ukraine

Fighting between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days after the rebels ruled out more peace talks More

Opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras smiles before casting his ballot at a polling station in Athens, Greece, Jan. 25, 2015.

Greek Leftists Favored in Sunday's Election

Leftist Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end years of deep budget cuts imposed by international lenders in exchange for massive bailouts More

A woman resident passes by a burning house in Mariupol, Ukraine, Jan. 24, 2015.

Deadly Shelling Hits Ukraine City as Rebel Offensive Begins

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FILE - Pauline Cafferkey was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in north London December 30.

British Nurse Recovers From Ebola, Leaves Hospital

Pauline Cafferkey, hospitalized in London since December 30, says she's 'happy to be alive' More

FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a New Year's address.

North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May

This would be Kim Jong Un's first official overseas trip since taking office in 2011 More


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The UN Human Rights Office estimates that the conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 5,000 lives since mid-April and says the casualty numbers are probably a lot higher
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Belgium Searching for Possible Accomplice in Jewish Museum Attack

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Video US, Japan Offer Lessons as Eurozone Launches Huge Stimulus

The Euro currency has fallen sharply after the European Central Bank announced a bigger-than-expected $67 billion-a-month quantitative easing program Thursday - commonly seen as a form of printing new money. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London on whether the move might rescue the eurozone economy -- and what lessons have been learned from similar programs around the world.