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    Merkel presses Putin, Ukraine leader on peace efforts
    Jan11

    Merkel presses Putin, Ukraine leader on peace efforts

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke Saturday to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko in a bid to arrange a mini-summit that could actually end the ex-Soviet state’s separatist war. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Merkel speaks with Putin, Poroshenko on Ukraine
    Jan11

    Merkel speaks with Putin, Poroshenko on Ukraine

    Berlin (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraines Petro Poroshenko on the situation in Ukraine, the German government spokesman said.The separate conversations came ahead of a meeting Monday in Berlin of the Russian, Ukrainian and German foreign ministers.Merkels talks concerned the situation...

    France attacks: Country hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally
    Jan11

    France attacks: Country hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

    Members of the Union of French Jewish students hold posters with the first names of the victims during a demonstration outside a kosher grocery store where four hostages were killed. (Source: AP photo) France vowed to combat terrorism with “a cry for freedom” in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the...

    Merkel speaks with Putin, Poroshenko on Ukraine
    Jan11

    Merkel speaks with Putin, Poroshenko on Ukraine

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko on the situation in Ukraine, the German government spokesman said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally
    Jan11

    France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

    France vowed to combat terrorism with “a cry for freedom” in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the world. Police searched for a woman linked to the three al-Qaida-inspired attackers, but a Turkish official said she appears to have already slipped into Syria.The rally Sunday is also a huge...

    No Ukraine summit without progress on peace plan, Merkel tells Putin
    Jan11

    No Ukraine summit without progress on peace plan, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone on Saturday that a four-way summit to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine would not take place until there was real progress on the Minsk peace plan. …read more Source: The...

    Russia May Demand Early Repayment Of Ukraine Loan
    Jan10

    Russia May Demand Early Repayment Of Ukraine Loan

    Russia says it may seek early repayment of a $3 billion loan to Ukraine. Russian news agencies quoted Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as saying on January 10 that Moscow had “every reason” to demand … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Dutch dominate 1st day European allround speedskating champs
    Jan10

    Dutch dominate 1st day European allround speedskating champs

    CHELYABINSK, Russia: (AP) – Dutch skaters Koen Verweij and Ireen Wust dominated the first day of the European allround speedskating championships to lead their events after the first two races on Saturday.Verweij won the mens 500 meters, and held on to the overall lead despite finishing fourth in the 5,000 for a score of 74.586.Second was...

    Two Ukraine soldiers killed in new upsurge in fighting
    Jan10

    Two Ukraine soldiers killed in new upsurge in fighting

    Ukraine’s military on Saturday reported the death of two soldiers in the past day of fighting with pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist east. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia may demand early payment of $4b loan to Ukraine: Minister
    Jan10

    Russia may demand early payment of $4b loan to Ukraine: Minister

    MOSCOW – Moscow may ask for early payment on its three billion dollar (S$4 billion) loan to Ukraine, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Saturday, accusing Kiev of violating loan conditions.”Ukraine has violated the conditions of this loan, specifically that Ukraine’s public debt does not surpass 60 percent of its...

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