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    World › Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start
    Jan22

    World › Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she hoped a new round of talks with Ukraine and Russia in Berlin could help implement an elusive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but warned against expecting too much, given another upsurge in the violence. With pro-Moscow rebels intensifying their attacks and Kiev planning… …read more Source:...

    World › EU to stick to Russia sanctions policy
    Jan20

    World › EU to stick to Russia sanctions policy

    EU foreign ministers agreed Monday there would be no change in the bloc’s Russia policy, including sanctions, as the union’s diplomatic chief warned the Ukraine situation had got “much worse” in recent weeks. They said they would stick to their course until Russia fully implemented the Ukraine peace accords it… …read...

    World › Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east
    Jan19

    World › Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east

    Ukraine’s president vowed Sunday to reassert government control over eastern regions as the army unleashed a counter-offensive against Russian-backed separatist fighters vying for command over the airport in the city of Donetsk. The separatist stronghold was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire over the weekend as a...

    World › Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas
    Jan15

    World › Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas

    Russia’s Gazprom giant on Wednesday urged the European Union to link up to its planned energy pipeline to Turkey or lose the gas that now transits Ukraine. Gazprom chief Alexei Miller reminded the new European Commissioner for Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic that the South Stream project to deliver gas to… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Merkel urges Putin, Poroshenko to implement Ukraine peace plan
    Jan12

    World › Merkel urges Putin, Poroshenko to implement Ukraine peace plan

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the leaders of Russia and Ukraine that she’s not ready to take part in a four-way summit over the Ukraine conflict unless there’s a chance of real progress. Backing France’s position on the issue, Merkel met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President Francois… …read...

    World › Eight killed in Ukraine as peace talk prospects dim
    Jan10

    World › Eight killed in Ukraine as peace talk prospects dim

    Four Ukrainian soldiers and at least as many civilians died Friday in an upsurge of rocket attacks that came just as prospects for international peace talks on the nine-month crisis dimmed. Local authorities in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said another nine residents were injured in sporadic clashes that continued… …read more Source:...

    World › Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions
    Jan09

    World › Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel set strict terms Thursday for easing EU sanctions on Russia as the 28-nation bloc unlocked new aid to help Ukraine overcome its devastating Kremlin-backed revolt. The announcements came with Europe — teetering on the brink of a new recession — thinking of scaling back steps that… …read more...

    World › Russia says Ukraine’s import of U.S. nuclear fuel risky
    Dec31

    World › Russia says Ukraine’s import of U.S. nuclear fuel risky

    Russia says Ukraine’s deal to buy U.S.-made nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built reactors could trigger a nuclear accident. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine announced Tuesday that his nation has reached a deal on nuclear fuel deliveries with Westinghouse to reduce dependence on Russian supplies. Russia’s Foreign Ministry...

    World › ‘Difficult’ Ukraine talks end without agreement
    Dec25

    World › ‘Difficult’ Ukraine talks end without agreement

    Ukranian and rebel envoys concluded “difficult” marathon talks on Wednesday without agreeing the date of a new round aimed at ending the pro-Russian uprising devastating the ex-Soviet state’s industrial east. The five-hour preliminary discussion in the Belarussian capital Minsk had been tentatively due to be followed by a second...

    World › Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec24

    World › Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    Ukraine’s parliament dropped the nation’s nonaligned status Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO in defiance of the Kremlin’s wishes. Russia, meanwhile, finalized a new economic alliance with other former Soviet nations it had vainly hoped Ukraine would join. The parallel moves reflected new divisions in…...

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