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    Opinion: War or peace
    Feb05

    Opinion: War or peace

    Now that the situation in eastern Ukraine has escalated, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande are on a diplomatic mission to Kyiv and Moscow. It’s the last chance to keep the peace in Europe, says DW’s Bernd Johann. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    NATO’s new "rapid reaction" strategy for Eastern Europe
    Feb05

    NATO’s new "rapid reaction" strategy for Eastern Europe

    Author(s): Dan Alexe NATO.jpg NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on 5 February that the alliance has agreed to immediately set up six bases in eastern Europe and establish a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Stoltenberg, speaking at a news conference in Brussels after a meeting of NATO defense ministers,...

    France and Germany present new peace plan for Ukraine
    Feb05

    France and Germany present new peace plan for Ukraine

    France and Germany have presented a new peace plan for Ukraine. President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward their proposal… …read more Source:...

    Twiplomacy Gets Its Day in the Sun at U.N.
    Feb05

    Twiplomacy Gets Its Day in the Sun at U.N.

    Behind the scenes at the UNTV studio where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was recorded answering some of the 5,000 questions sent to him via Twitter and Chinese network, Weibo. Mr. Ban’s response to the questions, some of which were asked on-air, was streamed live on Facebook, Livestream, Tumblr and UN Webcast. Credit: UN Photo/Mark...

    Munich Security Conference. Desperately seeking solutions
    Feb05

    Munich Security Conference. Desperately seeking solutions

    The Munich Security Conference starts Friday in the wake of escalating violence in Ukraine and in the Middle East. Some 400 politicians and experts will spend three days trying to find ways out of the current crises. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    EU, US Reaffirm Urgent Need for Peaceful Solution to Ukrainian Crisis
    Feb05

    EU, US Reaffirm Urgent Need for Peaceful Solution to Ukrainian Crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and US State Secretary John Kerry all visited Ukraine on Thursday in an effort to seek an urgently needed peaceful solution to the conflict ravaging the country. Speaking at a pressconference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Kerry assured that the US was seeking a...

    West weighs risks as it considers arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    West weighs risks as it considers arming Ukraine

    Some say those who oppose supplying weapons to Kiev are appeasers; others argue it could lead to serious escalationIn Kiev, John Kerry had a clear message for Russia and Vladimir Putin: the Kremlin should respect Ukraine’s territory, negotiate constructively and stop funnelling weapons and troops into the east of the country.The problem is...

    Nato will establish rapid reaction force to counter perceived threat of Russian aggression
    Feb05

    Nato will establish rapid reaction force to counter perceived threat of Russian aggression

    Command posts to be set up in six eastern members states in show of solidarity and resolve following Russia’s intervention in UkraineNato declared on Thursday it will set up six new command posts on its eastern borders and create a 5,000-strong rapid reaction force in an effort to show resolve and solidarity in the face of what the alliance...

    Merkel and Hollande fly to Kiev and Moscow
    Feb05

    Merkel and Hollande fly to Kiev and Moscow

    Bold diplomatic effort to involve face-to-face Putin talks …read more Source: Financial...

    The Guardian view on the Ukraine conflict: Swift action needed | Editorial
    Feb05

    The Guardian view on the Ukraine conflict: Swift action needed | Editorial

    European leaders must be prepared to back fresh peace talks with credible threats. While supplying arms would be dangerous, it is time to consider severing Russia’s financial linksOn the eastern rims of Europe, a bad situation is getting nastier. The war in Ukraine, which has already claimed over 5,000 lives in nine months, has been...

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