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    G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions
    Jun08

    G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she expects a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies to produce a “united signal” that sanctions against Russia can only be softened if a February peace accord for Ukraine is fully implemented.Even before the issue was brought to the table, most of the leaders had already...

    G7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at Alpine summit
    Jun08

    G7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at Alpine summit

    KRUEN: Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. The Ukraine conflict and a long-running debt standoff between Greece and its European partners dominated...

    G-7 leaders back tough line towards Moscow
    Jun08

    G-7 leaders back tough line towards Moscow

    LEADERS from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations backed a tough line towards Moscow at the start of a summit in the Bavarian Alps, with US President Barack Obama urging the gathering to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Business...

    Beer, oompah music as Merkel treats Obama to folksy welcome
    Jun08

    Beer, oompah music as Merkel treats Obama to folksy welcome

    KRUEN, Germany—With a “Bavarian breakfast” of soft pretzels, oompah music and frothy beer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel treated US President Barack Obama to a folksy welcome Sunday to drive home the enduring strength of transatlantic ties. As fighting in Ukraine flares and Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to exploit any...

    Merkel toasts Obama with suds, folksy oompah Bavaria welcome
    Jun08

    Merkel toasts Obama with suds, folksy oompah Bavaria welcome

    With a “Bavarian breakfast” of soft pretzels, oompah music and frothy beer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel treated U.S. President Barack Obama to a folksy welcome Sunday to drive home the enduring strength of trans-Atlantic ties. As fighting in Ukraine flares and Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to exploit any cracks in the united Western...

    Mine blast sinks Ukraine patrol boat near Mariupol; one dead; skipper missing
    Jun08

    Mine blast sinks Ukraine patrol boat near Mariupol; one dead; skipper missing

    One Ukrainian coast guard member was killed, five were injured and their commander remained unaccounted for Sunday after their cutter hit a mine planted in the bay of the strategic eastern port of Mariupol, officials said. A spokesman for the interior ministry told Ukrainian television that one of the injured men had died in a […] The post Mine...

    G7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at Alpine summit
    Jun07

    G7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at Alpine summit

    June 08, 2015 4:22 AMKRUEN, Germany (REUTERS) – Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday (June 7) to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Obama Says G7 to Discuss Russian Aggression in Ukraine
    Jun07

    Obama Says G7 to Discuss Russian Aggression in Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama said before the start of a Group of Seven (G7) summit in the Bavarian Alps that leaders would discuss how to stand up to Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine as well as threats f… …read more Source:...

    Merkel says largely up to Russia whether EU sanctions eased
    Jun07

    Merkel says largely up to Russia whether EU sanctions eased

    KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) – Any loosening of European Union sanctions against Russia over Ukraine lies to a large extent in Moscow’s hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama in Germany ahead of G-7 Summit
    Jun07

    Obama in Germany ahead of G-7 Summit

    US president tours village with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of meetings US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a beer summit of sorts Sunday, enjoying some Bavarian culture before meeting privately to discuss issues ranging from Russian aggression to trans-Atlantic trade. With wheat beer on tap and white...

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