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Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has ordered a new cease-fire next week, as part of a push to end months of fighting with pro-Russian rebels near the Russian border. Thursday's announcement said Ukraine troops will observe a day of silence Tuesday to usher in the truce. Russian and Western media quote rebel leaders as saying they will support the initiative. The surprise announcement is the third such effort to end widespread fighting that erupted in April and has since...

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