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    Russian leader backs armed OSCE mission in east Ukraine
    Oct20

    Russian leader backs armed OSCE mission in east Ukraine

    The Russian president supports the deployment of an armed monitoring mission to the conflict-torn areas in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU threatens Russia with sanctions over Syria
    Oct20

    EU threatens Russia with sanctions over Syria

    European Union leaders warned Russia at a summit on Thursday that they will consider sanctions over its role in the Syrian conflict if Moscow does not stop “crimes” in the devastated city of Aleppo. As the bloc’s 28 leaders met in Brussels for a crucial discussion on their future strategy to deal with Moscow, EU President Donald...

    Russia holds drills involving ballistic missiles near western border
    Oct20

    Russia holds drills involving ballistic missiles near western border

    Russia has conducted military drills involving modern ballistic missiles near its western border, amid tensions between Moscow and the West over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Iran...

    Dutch PM not optimistic on deal over EU-Ukraine partnership
    Oct20

    Dutch PM not optimistic on deal over EU-Ukraine partnership

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was not optimistic of reaching a deal over the partnership between the European Union and Ukraine, which was rejected by Dutch voters in a referendum in April …read more Source: The Daily...

    ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks on ending Ukraine conflict
    Oct20

    ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks on ending Ukraine conflict

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “no miracles” were achieved on the Ukraine crisis on Oct. 20, but talks with the country’s leader and his Russian and French counterparts did lead to some progress on ending a deadlock in the peace process. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Kremlin says Berlin talks on Ukraine crisis were positive
    Oct20

    Kremlin says Berlin talks on Ukraine crisis were positive

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    France, Germany blast Russia for Aleppo bombardment
    Oct20

    France, Germany blast Russia for Aleppo bombardment

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been blasted by France and Germany for his country’s bombing campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Meeting yesterday in Berlin, French President Francoise Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also refused to rule out imposing sanctions on Russia for its actions in the Middle East. “What is...

    Putin Says Ready to Extend Aleppo Truce
    Oct20

    Putin Says Ready to Extend Aleppo Truce

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he was ready to prolong a unilateral ceasefire in Aleppo, after tough talks in Berlin with leaders of Germany and France. Putin said he told the European leaders that Russia was “intending to extend as far as possible” a halt to its air raids in Syria’s second city, in order to allow...

    Four arrested in beating of Chabad rabbi in Ukraine
    Oct20

    Four arrested in beating of Chabad rabbi in Ukraine

    The suspects in the Oct. 7 beating of Mendel Deitsch, 63, were apprehended Sunday at a bus station in Zhitomir, Ukraine. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Russia prepared to extend ‘pause’ in Syria, West mulls sanctions
    Oct20

    Russia prepared to extend ‘pause’ in Syria, West mulls sanctions

    Germany and France pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria at late night talks in Berlin that Chancellor Angela Merkel described as difficult. “A respite of a few hours makes no sense,” French President Francois Hollande told a joint news conference with Merkel after the talks. “The main point is that...

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