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    Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz
    Jan25

    Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

    KIEV – US President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia after rocket attacks blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels killed 30 and injured 95 more.Saturday’s surprise assault on the strategic eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol threatened to open a new front linking separatist territory near the Russian border...

    Lavrov tells Kerry Ukraine violence due to ‘constant firing’ by Kiev troops
    Jan25

    Lavrov tells Kerry Ukraine violence due to ‘constant firing’ by Kiev troops

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the latest upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on Ukrainian government forces who he said were “constantly” shelling towns.”Sergei Lavrov pointed out that an escalation of the situation is a result of Ukrainian...

    Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
    Jan25

    Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV (AP) – Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraines southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people, President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday during an emergency meeting of his Security Council.U.S. President Barack Obama also...

    Death toll of rocket attack in Ukraine’s Mariupol rises to 30
    Jan25

    Death toll of rocket attack in Ukraine’s Mariupol rises to 30

    The death toll of a rocket fire in the government-controlled port city of Mariupol in restive eastern Ukraine on Saturday has risen to 30, while almost a hundred of people were wounded, local authorities said. …read more Source: China...

    Russia's Lavrov tells EU's Mogherini to push Kiev towards peace talks
    Jan25

    Russia's Lavrov tells EU's Mogherini to push Kiev towards peace talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavorv told the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in a phone call on Sunday that Moscow wants the bloc to push Kiev towards political dialogue with separatists in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow ready to push for peaceful solution in eastern Ukraine: Russia’s Sergei Lavrov
    Jan25

    Moscow ready to push for peaceful solution in eastern Ukraine: Russia’s Sergei Lavrov

    January 25, 2015 9:51 PMMOSCOW (REUTERS) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday that Moscow was ready to do everything it can to encourage rival sides warring in east Ukraine to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russia's Lavrov says Moscow ready to push for peaceful solution in east Ukraine
    Jan25

    Russia's Lavrov says Moscow ready to push for peaceful solution in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday that Moscow was ready to do everything it can to encourage rival sides warring in east Ukraine to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Obama: Will consider additional steps to rein in Russia over Ukraine
    Jan25

    Obama: Will consider additional steps to rein in Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that Russian support was behind the latest ceasefire breakdown in Ukraine and said the United States would consider all additional options short of milita… …read more Source: The...

    Pope’s plea to Ukraine fighters: Stop warfare, start talking
    Jan25

    Pope’s plea to Ukraine fighters: Stop warfare, start talking

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decried the mounting civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine and is appealing for fresh attempts at dialogue to end the warfare.In off-the-cuff remarks Sunday, Francis told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peters Square that he is following the Ukrainian conflict with intense worry.Francis told them: I renew...

    Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning
    Jan25

    Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning

    RIYADH – The normally gridlocked streets of the Saudi capital were quiet on Sunday after King Salman declared a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah, and more foreign leaders made their way to the kingdom.Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean arrived, and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was on his way to offer...

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