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Section: The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

    Merkel urges Putin, Poroshenko to implement peace plan
    Jan11

    Merkel urges Putin, Poroshenko to implement peace plan

    BERLIN (AP) ” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko she’s ready to take part in four-way summit over the Ukraine conflict only if there’s a chance of real… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia says Ukraine violates $3B bond terms
    Jan10

    Russia says Ukraine violates $3B bond terms

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia’s finance minister says Ukraine has violated the terms of a $3 billion bond issue and that Moscow could demand early repayment.If Russia presses the demand, it could add significantly to the Ukrainian economy’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week.The press office for military operations in eastern… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU offers Ukraine $2.12 billion more if it sticks to reform
    Jan08

    EU offers Ukraine $2.12 billion more if it sticks to reform

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union has offered to lend Ukraine a further 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) on the condition that Kiev respects the terms of an international bailout and continues its reform program.The EU’s executive… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine PM seeks Western unity in pushing Russia on peace
    Jan08

    Ukraine PM seeks Western unity in pushing Russia on peace

    BERLIN (AP) ” Ukraine’s prime minister is calling for continued Western unity in pressing Russia to fully implement a much-violated peace deal.Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday that Russia is “desperately trying” to split European… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Merkel website hacked ahead of visit by Ukrainian premier
    Jan07

    Merkel website hacked ahead of visit by Ukrainian premier

    BERLIN (AP) ” A German official says Chancellor Angela Merkel’s website and several other German government sites have been blocked, and a pro-Russian organization has claimed responsibility.A pro-Russian organization calling itself… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to act
    Jan07

    France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to act

    LAS VEGAS (AP) ” France’s economy minister says Europeans should work together to pressure Russia for a solution over Ukraine so that all sides can ease sanctions that are hurting European economies.Emmanuel Macron told The Associated… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Despite pressure, EU’s sanctions against Russia could last
    Jan06

    Despite pressure, EU’s sanctions against Russia could last

    PARIS (AP) ” EU sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine are cutting both ways and pinching some big European companies. But economic relief isn’t likely any time soon, diplomats and analysts say: EU rules make the sanctions… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Dutch probing what was known of risks before MH17 downing
    Jan06

    Dutch probing what was known of risks before MH17 downing

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ” Dutch authorities are launching an investigation into what Dutch intelligence agencies knew about the risks of flying through Ukrainian airspace before Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed in July.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Crimean soccer fans loyal to their teams despite tensions
    Jan06

    Crimean soccer fans loyal to their teams despite tensions

    KRASNOGVARDEISKOYE, Crimea (AP) ” Crimea’s soccer fans, especially the tough and boisterous young men who frequent the games, are as devoted as ever, even as political tensions cloud the region’s teams.In the wake of Russia’s 2014… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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