Russia and Ukraine Reach Agreement Over Gas Supply to Kyiv

Russia and Ukraine have agreed a deal that will ensure Kyiv receives gas until the end of the month, after Moscow threatened to cut off supplies. Meanwhile, leaders expressed mild optimism about the Ukraine ceasefire.A deal was finally struck after tense talks in Brussels late on Monday, effectively securing the…

Italian Billionaire Chocolatier Dies Aged 89

The world’s richest confectionery boss, whose empire includes Nutella, Kinder and Ferrero Rocher chocolates, has died aged 89. Michele Ferrero, a devout Catholic, died on Saturday after several months of illness and surrounded by his family in Monte Carlo where he lived. Last year, Forbes ranked the family 30th on the list…

Merkel Offers ‘Compromise’ on Greek Bailout Commitments

Germany has relaxed its fierce opposition to an easing of the bailout demands faced by Greece, though there are no signs a new deal is imminent. German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered an olive branch at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels after the country’s biggest creditor had previously ruled…

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