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Section: The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

    Kerry’s breaking news to Russian minister: new grandchild
    Feb07

    Kerry’s breaking news to Russian minister: new grandchild

    MUNICH (AP) ” Tensions between the United States and Russia are running high over Ukraine but that didn’t stop U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry from sharing some personal news with Russia’s foreign minister.Kerry’s a grandfather… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Opera house in Ukrainian rebel city raises spirits
    Feb07

    Opera house in Ukrainian rebel city raises spirits

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” Death and drama play out on the streets in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk almost daily.Inside the city’s opera house, the strains of Peter Tchaikovsky’s tragic masterpiece Eugene Onegin briefly drown… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine’s conflict a complicated puzzle
    Feb07

    Ukraine’s conflict a complicated puzzle

    After an intense two days of shuttle diplomacy to develop a new plan for ending the fighting in Ukraine, officials from Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine are trying to refine proposals to be discussed on Sunday by the countries’… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Germany’s Merkel says it’s still uncertain whether Ukraine peace talks will succeed
    Feb07

    Germany’s Merkel says it’s still uncertain whether Ukraine peace talks will succeed

    MUNICH (AP) ” Germany’s Merkel says it’s still uncertain whether Ukraine peace talks will succeed. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine diplomatic flurry goes into new  round in Germany
    Feb07

    Ukraine diplomatic flurry goes into new round in Germany

    MUNICH (AP) ” A flurry of diplomacy aimed at calming the conflict in Ukraine will bring German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other players together at a conference in Germany.Merkel was to speak… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin’s spokesman says talks with Merkel and Hollande on Ukraine over, no results announced
    Feb06

    Putin’s spokesman says talks with Merkel and Hollande on Ukraine over, no results announced

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Putin’s spokesman says talks with Merkel and Hollande on Ukraine over, no results announced. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    AP Interview: NATO head says Ukraine ceasefire top priority
    Feb06

    AP Interview: NATO head says Ukraine ceasefire top priority

    MUNICH (AP) ” NATO’s chief says his top priority will be supporting French and German efforts to bring about a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but if a truce is negotiated it must be monitored so the Russian-backed separatists don’t… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is questioning the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine as the leaders of Germany and France are seeking such a deal in Moscow.Biden said Friday at… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Merkel: Germany, France to use ‘all power" for Ukraine peace
    Feb06

    Merkel: Germany, France to use ‘all power" for Ukraine peace

    BERLIN (AP) ” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and French President Francois Hollande will “use all our power” on their visit to Moscow to try and stop the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine.Speaking Friday before flying to Russia… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU targets 19, including 5 Russians, with new sanctions
    Feb06

    EU targets 19, including 5 Russians, with new sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union is targeting 19 individuals linked to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, including five Russians, in a new list of sanctions set for approval on Monday.Diplomats said Friday that a meeting of EU… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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