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    European Leaders Attempt ‘Last Chance’ for Peace in Ukraine
    Feb07

    European Leaders Attempt ‘Last Chance’ for Peace in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande proposed a new peace plan during their visits to Ukraine and Russia on Thursday and Friday. Hollande described the new proposal as “one of the last chances” to end the crisis in Ukraine, the BBC reports. Merkel was not certain whether the plan would succeed, but it was...

    Merkel, Hollande cautious on chances of Ukraine peace deal
    Feb07

    Merkel, Hollande cautious on chances of Ukraine peace deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande voiced caution about their latest Ukraine peace initiative on Saturday, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov endorsed it.”It is not clear if [the talks] will be successful,… …read more Source:...

    Europe and U.S. clash over how to confront Putin over Ukraine
    Feb07

    Europe and U.S. clash over how to confront Putin over Ukraine

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing a sharp rebuke from a leading U.S. senator who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. …read more Source:...

    Hollande calls Ukraine peace bid ‘one of last chances’ to avoid war
    Feb07

    Hollande calls Ukraine peace bid ‘one of last chances’ to avoid war

    On the heels of Franco-German talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande on Saturday called a new peace initiative a last-ditch effort to avoid a war in Ukraine. …read more Source: France...

    ‘It’s called war’: President Hollande warns of bleak outcome if Ukraine peace plan fails
    Feb07

    ‘It’s called war’: President Hollande warns of bleak outcome if Ukraine peace plan fails

    FRENCH president Francois Hollande has warned there will be war if a last-ditch peace plan aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine fails. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Ambassador Warns Conflict Could Spill to Neighbours
    Feb07

    Ukrainian Ambassador Warns Conflict Could Spill to Neighbours

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Sofia Mykola Baltazhy warned on Saturday that the conflict ravaging his country could spill to neighbouring states, including Bulgaria. In his words the conflict was not a civil war, but rather a war between Ukraine and Russia, Baltazhy explained in an interview for private bTV station. His Excellency said that a...

    NATO coordination center to be set up in Sofia
    Feb07

    NATO coordination center to be set up in Sofia

    All preconditions are in place to build a NATO coordination center in Sofia in a matter of several months, and this will be up to the readiness of the rest of the partners, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev said. Half of its staff will be foreign nationals from partnering organizations. The minister said the staff will be about forty, of...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Feb07

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The ongoing crises in Ukraine and Syria, the plane crash in Taiwan and Super Bowl XLIX – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Merkel rules out arming Ukraine government but unsure peace push will work
    Feb07

    Merkel rules out arming Ukraine government but unsure peace push will work

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel on Saturday ruled out sending weapons to the Ukrainian government to fight pro-Russian separatists but said there was no guarantee that her latest peace initiative with French President Francois Hollande would work either. …read more Source:...

    More Ukrainian soldiers die as Hollande warns that talks could be last opportunity for peace
    Feb07

    More Ukrainian soldiers die as Hollande warns that talks could be last opportunity for peace

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers have died as fighting continues to rage with pro-Russian rebels while politicians scramble to thrash out a new peace deal. …read more Source: The...

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