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    Germany’s Angela Merkel says G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions
    May26

    Germany’s Angela Merkel says G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that the Group of Seven has no plan to withdraw sanctions slapped on Russia over its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Her comments came on the sidelines of G7 summit talks in Japan, ahead of a formal communique from the club of rich nations due Friday. “For me it’s too...

    Ukraine bans Soviet leader Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Soviet leader Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation

    Ukraine’s security service on Thursday said it had banned the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for backing Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Ukraine’s National Security Service (SBU) said the 85-year-old who presided over the breakup of the Soviet Union was barred from entering the country for five years. “For publicly...

    Chinese state media warns G7 against S. China Sea ‘meddling’
    May26

    Chinese state media warns G7 against S. China Sea ‘meddling’

    Beijing – Chinese state media warned the Group of Seven (G7) nations Thursday not to “meddle” in South China Sea disputes, as leaders from the bloc gathered for talks in Japan. The commentary came as European Council President Donald Tusk said on the sidelines of a summit in Ise-Shima that the bloc should take a “clear and tough stance” on...

    Angela Merkel: G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions
    May26

    Angela Merkel: G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions

    Angela Merkel said that its too early for her to give Russia the all clear and the sanctions are to stay. (File Photo) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that the Group of Seven has no plan to withdraw sanctions slapped on Russia over its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Her comments came on the sidelines of G7 summit...

    Ukrainian security service bans Gorbachev from entering Ukraine
    May26

    Ukrainian security service bans Gorbachev from entering Ukraine

    Mikhail Gorbachev has declined to comment on the Ukrainian authorities’ decision. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation

    Gorbachey: “Fine, I don’t go there and I will not go there.” …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation

    Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia’s seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia’s seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    G7 urged to take tough stance on China
    May26

    G7 urged to take tough stance on China

    COUNT GOES ON Lawmakers inspect a ballot box on the second day of the official canvassing of votes for President and Vice President. As of 7 p.m. Thursday, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was leading by 255, 254 votes. PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZ ISE-SHIMA, Japan: The Group of Seven (G7) needs to take a “clear and tough stance” on China’s...

    Putin Pardons Ukrane Pilot for Release of 2 Russian Soldiers
    May26

    Putin Pardons Ukrane Pilot for Release of 2 Russian Soldiers

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko was captured in 2014 while fighting with Ukrainian forces against pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. . . KIEV, Ukraine – Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned and freed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko on Wednesday after holding her for nearly two years as part of a swap for two Russian...

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