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    Moscow hosts Syria talks, little hope of breakthrough
    Jan26

    Moscow hosts Syria talks, little hope of breakthrough

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Syrian opposition figures met in Moscow on Monday as part of a new Russia-coordinated bid to wind down the war in Syria, but few held out any hope of a breakthrough.Several prominent opposition figures have refused to join the four-day talks and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has also cast doubt on the Moscow initiative...

    German Foreign minister – nobody desperate to impose more sanctions on Moscow
    Jan26

    German Foreign minister – nobody desperate to impose more sanctions on Moscow

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday nobody was blindly set on imposing further sanctions on Moscow over its stance in eastern Ukraine, ahead of a meeting of European foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Germany urges pro-Russian separatists to halt offensive on Mariupol
    Jan26

    Germany urges pro-Russian separatists to halt offensive on Mariupol

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Angela Merkel’s spokesman said on Monday the German chancellor had urged pro-Russian separatists to halt their offensive on the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, and asked Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a call on Sunday to use his influence over them. …read more Source: The...

    NATO, Ukraine to meet in response to renewed fighting
    Jan26

    NATO, Ukraine to meet in response to renewed fighting

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ambassadors from Ukraine and the 28 NATO allies will hold a special meeting at Ukraine’s request on Monday to discuss the new flare-up in fighting in the east of the country, NATO said. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin says any more pressure on Russia would be 'destructive'- RIA
    Jan26

    Kremlin says any more pressure on Russia would be 'destructive'- RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Any attempt to increase economic pressure on Russia over violence in Ukraine is “absolutely destructive, unjustifiable and ultimately short-sighted”, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rushes to evacuate children as new clashes hit war zone
    Jan26

    Ukraine rushes to evacuate children as new clashes hit war zone

    Ukrainian authorities rushed to evacuate children from parts of the war zone Monday in the wake of a deadly rocket attack on the port city of Mariupol and as fresh clashes hit the country’s east. Another nine people were reported killed, including seven soldiers, as Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of firing more than 100 times over the past...

    Russia blames Ukraine for violence, urges West not to support Kiev
    Jan26

    Russia blames Ukraine for violence, urges West not to support Kiev

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia blamed the Ukrainian authorities on Monday for a surge in violence in southeastern Ukraine and urged the West not to show its support for Kiev with actions such as imposing new sanctions on Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    24 were wounded in fighting.
    Jan26

    24 were wounded in fighting.

    At least seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 24 wounded in fighting with separatist in eastern parts of the country on Monday. …read more Source: Radio...

    Merkel calls on Putin to use his influence with rebels to avoid new escalation of unrest.
    Jan26

    Merkel calls on Putin to use his influence with rebels to avoid new escalation of unrest.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to put pressure on Ukraine’s separatists to end the fighting. In a phone call, Merkel called on Putin to use his influence with the rebels to avoid a new escalation of unrest. The German chancellor also asked rebels to start talks with representatives from Ukraine,...

    Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title
    Jan26

    Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

    DORAL (UNITED STATES) – Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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