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    Merkel, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine on sidelines of G20 summit
    Sep05

    Merkel, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine on sidelines of G20 summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a face-to-face meeting for nearly two hours late on September 4 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, according to Radio Liberty. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said the two leaders discussed the Syrian conflict, especially the ”catastrophic” humanitarian...

    Reuters: Crude edges down on firm dollar, glut worries
    Sep05

    Reuters: Crude edges down on firm dollar, glut worries

    Crude prices inched down on Monday, paring 3% gains in the previous session, as the dollar firmed and traders eyed persistent concerns over a global oil glut despite some signs oil producers may try to tackle weak oil prices, Reuters reported. The U.S. dollar held firm as Friday`s disappointing U.S. jobs growth figures did little to change...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn
    Sep05

    Poroshenko: Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn. ”I`m confident we will win, I`m confident we`ll change the country, and I`m sure we`ll get a visa-free regime in autumn. The city of Vinnytsia is in the avant-garde as a European capital,” he said at the celebration on the occasion of the Day of City...

    U.S., Russia meeting on Syria ends without deal
    Sep05

    U.S., Russia meeting on Syria ends without deal

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were unable to strike a deal for a ceasefire in Syria and differences remain, a senior State Department official said after their meeting in China on Monday, according to Reuters. Kerry and Lavrov met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the eastern city of Hangzhou....

    Reuters: Steinmeier eyes regulation to keep Ukraine ceasefire in weeks
    Sep05

    Reuters: Steinmeier eyes regulation to keep Ukraine ceasefire in weeks

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday he hoped a new regulation aimed at maintaining a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine could be completed soon by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), according to Reuters. ”We are working with the OSCE for a new regulation to keep the ceasefire,” Steinmeier...

    Merkel has `constructive` bilateral meeting with Erdogan
    Sep04

    Merkel has `constructive` bilateral meeting with Erdogan

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral relations with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before the start of the G20 summit in China, their first meeting since the failed July 15 coup, a German government spokesman said, according to Reuters. Already strained ties worsened after the coup attempt, when Ankara complained that Berlin had...

    Ukraine intel names fifty Russian officers fighting for militants in Donbas
    Sep04

    Ukraine intel names fifty Russian officers fighting for militants in Donbas

    Ukrainian intelligence officers have established the identity of Russian officers serving in the 5th separate motorized rifle brigade (military unit 08805, Makiyivka) of the 1st Army Corps of Donetsk of the Center of regional forces in Novocherkassk of the Southern Military District (Rostov-on-Don) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation....

    EU ability to host new waves of refugees close to limits – Tusk
    Sep04

    EU ability to host new waves of refugees close to limits – Tusk

    European Council President Donald Tusk has said that Europe has nearly reached its limit in its ability to host new waves of refugees. ”The practical capabilities of Europe to host new waves of refugees, not to mention irregular economic migrants, are close to the limits,” Tusk said at a joint press conference with European Commission President...

    Shenderovich: Putin will continue to torment Ukraine, he has resources
    Sep04

    Shenderovich: Putin will continue to torment Ukraine, he has resources

    Ukraine will have no peace while Vladimir Putin stays in power, Viktor Shenderovich, a Russian writer, said in an interview with UNIAN. ”Putin is a loser in peace time, who lost all that is possible, both in the economy and in foreign policy. In peace time, he is a ”lame duck,” with little legitimacy as a leader, who seized power, brought down...

    ”Ceasefire observed in Donbas”: Russian troops attack Ukraine 16 times in 24 hours
    Sep04

    ”Ceasefire observed in Donbas”: Russian troops attack Ukraine 16 times in 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 16 times in the past 24 hours – nine times in the Mariupol sector and seven times in the Donetsk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. See map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired small arms on the...

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