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    Four-way urgent Ukraine summit planned
    Feb09

    Four-way urgent Ukraine summit planned

    French, German and Ukrainian leaders are planning a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in east Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Leaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine; Putin branded ‘tyrant’
    Feb09

    Leaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine; Putin branded ‘tyrant’

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the trans-Atlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. The four leaders held a call on Sunday, two days after Chancellor Angela Merkel and […] The post...

    Russia confirms participation of quartet meeting in Minsk over Ukraine crisis
    Feb09

    Russia confirms participation of quartet meeting in Minsk over Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to meet in Minsk next Wednesday, provided that certain positions are agreed upon by then, Interfax news agency reported Sunday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Merkel Defends Ukraine Arms Stance in Face of US Criticizm
    Feb09

    Merkel Defends Ukraine Arms Stance in Face of US Criticizm

    Munich. Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from US politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the...

    Ukraine sees echoes of the 1990s as financial crisis bites
    Feb09

    Ukraine sees echoes of the 1990s as financial crisis bites

    A CRIPPLING financial crisis in Ukraine is turning the clock back to the 1990s, when people kept dollars in their socks rather than at banks and smuggled cars to sell them on the black market and avoid the tax man. …read more Source: The Business...

    Russia's Putin says Kiev on "dead-end track" in east Ukraine
    Feb09

    Russia's Putin says Kiev on "dead-end track" in east Ukraine

    [MOSCOW] Russian President Vladimir Putin said Kiev must stop its military operation in east Ukraine and cease exerting economic pressure on rebel-held regions, warning that it was on a “dead-end track fraught with … catastrophe”. …read more Source: The Business...

    His absence speaks louder than words
    Feb09

    His absence speaks louder than words

    NEW YORK CITY — My thoughts have lately been turning to war, and war there is aplenty. In Iraq and Syria, the barbaric band of misanthropes calling itself the Islamic State holds on to a large swath of territory, beheading its captives and in the instance of the captured Jordanian pilot burning him alive. In Ukraine, Russian-backed...

    World › Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine to discuss peace talks
    Feb09

    World › Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine to discuss peace talks

    As Russian-backed separatists gain ground in eastern Ukraine, efforts to broker peace appeared to gain momentum Sunday, with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing plans for four-way talks this week. The proposed meeting Wednesday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk emerged from a phone call between German Chancellor…...

    Emergency Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday
    Feb09

    Emergency Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday

    FRENCH, German and Ukrainian leaders are planning a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine arrests journalist after call to dodge draft
    Feb08

    Ukraine arrests journalist after call to dodge draft

    Ukraine’s security service arrested a journalist on treason charges Sunday after he posted a video online urging people to dodge the country’s new military draft, his wife and officials said. Ruslan Kotsaba — a television journalist from the western region of Ivano-Frankivsk — was ordered held in custody for 60 days pending...

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