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    EU freezes new sanctions ahead of Ukraine peace summit
    Feb09

    EU freezes new sanctions ahead of Ukraine peace summit

    The European Union on Monday put fresh sanctions against Moscow on hold ahead of a summit to thrash out a Ukraine peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the EU would hold off implementing new individual sanctions to improve the chances of success at the four-way summit […] The post EU...

    Anti-Western sentiment at record levels in Russia: Pollster
    Feb09

    Anti-Western sentiment at record levels in Russia: Pollster

    Anti-Western sentiment has reached historic levels in post-Soviet Russia, with an overwhelming majority expressing negative attitudes towards the United States and the European Union, a poll showed on Monday. Relations with the former Cold-War era rival the United States have never been particularly warm under Vladimir Putin, but ties appear to...

    Merkel to urge caution in U.S. as pressure builds to arm Ukraine forces
    Feb09

    Merkel to urge caution in U.S. as pressure builds to arm Ukraine forces

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue in Washington on Monday against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, while in Brussels EU ministers held off tightening sanctions to give peace talks a chance.Ukraine and Russia’s leaders speak out on ongoing conflictSupplying weapons to Ukraine would escalate...

    Obama Merkel to Discuss Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama Merkel to Discuss Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due in Washington Monday for talks with President Barack Obama on the fighting in Ukraine, amid intense diplomatic activity to end the crisis in the country. On … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Through The Lens: Today in Pictures, Feb 9, 2015
    Feb09

    Through The Lens: Today in Pictures, Feb 9, 2015

    February 09, 2015 9:29 PMFlood in parts of Jakarta, fire at a residential block in eastern Ukraine, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks
    Feb09

    EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union delayed putting more Ukrainian separatists and Russians on its sanctions list on Monday to give a Franco-German peace plan for Ukraine time to work. …read more Source: The...

    1,500 Russian Troops, Military Equipment Enter Ukraine: Kiev
    Feb09

    1,500 Russian Troops, Military Equipment Enter Ukraine: Kiev

    At least 1,500 Russian troops and convoys of military hardware entered Ukraine over the weekend, the Ukrainian military said today. …read more Source:...

    Putin will not accept ultimatums over Ukraine: Kremlin
    Feb09

    Putin will not accept ultimatums over Ukraine: Kremlin

    MOSCOW – Russia said Monday that President Vladimir Putin would not tolerate any ultimatums over Ukraine after a report said Germany had given him until Wednesday to agree a peace plan or face new sanctions.”We’ve already said everything about the tone of the negotiations,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on...

    Russia Sanctions Have Cost European Union 21 Billion Euros: Spain
    Feb09

    Russia Sanctions Have Cost European Union 21 Billion Euros: Spain

    The Europe has suffered 21 billion euros in lost exports as a result of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, Spain’s foreign minister said today as he met his counterparts to discuss further measure… …read more Source:...

    EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit: France’s Fabius
    Feb09

    EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit: France’s Fabius

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU has agreed to postpone new sanctions against Russia to give time to see if a four-way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday makes progress, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.The principle of the sanctions will be kept, but their implementation will depend on the situation on the ground, Fabius told reporters in...

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