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Germany mulling meeting with Russia, Ukraine, France on Ukraine crisis
Feb08

Germany mulling meeting with Russia, Ukraine, France on Ukraine crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is in talks with its partners about organizing a meeting between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn next week, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Libya...

Russia says ship’s crew taken hostage off Nigerian coast
Feb08

Russia says ship’s crew taken hostage off Nigerian coast

A crew of seven Russians and a Ukrainian have been taken hostage off the coast of Nigeria after their ship was attacked, diplomats in Moscow and Kiev said Wednesday. …read more Source: Daily...

Top Ukraine separatist commander assassinated
Feb08

Top Ukraine separatist commander assassinated

A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has been killed in what local authorities described as an assassination. Mikhail Tolstykh joins a string of other warlords killed in bombings in recent months. …read more Source:...

Top Ukraine separtist commander assassinated
Feb08

Top Ukraine separtist commander assassinated

A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has been killed in what local authorities described as an assassination. Mikhail Tolstykh joins a string of other warlords killed in bombings in recent months. …read more Source:...

Senators are pushing a measure that could prevent Trump from lifting Russia sanctions
Feb08

Senators are pushing a measure that could prevent Trump from lifting Russia sanctions

It's a sign that US-Russia relations won't be warming anytime soon. A group of US senators are poised to introduce new legislation that would reign in the Trump administration should it seek to lift sanctions on Russia, according to a CNN report published Tuesday night. Citing a draft of the “Russia Review Act,” the cable...

Senators are joining forces to prevent the White House from lifting sanctions against Russia
Feb08

Senators are joining forces to prevent the White House from lifting sanctions against Russia

It's a sign that US-Russia relations won't be warming anytime soon. The US Senate is poised to introduce new legislation that would reign in the Trump administration should it seek to lift sanctions on Russia, according to a CNN report Tuesday night. Called the Russia Review Act, the proposed legislation would allow a congressional...

Putin, Merkel Call for Ceasefire to Be Restored in East Ukraine
Feb08

Putin, Merkel Call for Ceasefire to Be Restored in East Ukraine

The Russian and German leaders on Tuesday called for a ceasefire to be restored in eastern Ukraine, according to a statement released by the Kremlin. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

Mattis is reportedly ‘not happy’ the White House is blocking his choice for a key staff position
Feb08

Mattis is reportedly ‘not happy’ the White House is blocking his choice for a key staff position

This doesn't seem to be a fight over qualifications. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is reportedly “not happy” the White House is arguing with him over who should take the top job in the Pentagon’s policy shop, Foreign Policy reports. According to FP, Mattis wants former George W. Bush era Pentagon official Mary Beth Long to...

Lithuania: NATO Presence in Baltics Sends Clear Signal
Feb07

Lithuania: NATO Presence in Baltics Sends Clear Signal

VILNIUS, Lithuania — More than 1,000 NATO soldiers being stationed in Lithuania sends a clear signal that the alliance stands “strong and united” in the Baltics in the face of Russian aggression, the Lithuanian president said Tuesday. Dalia Grybauskaite said that Lithuania has “never before” seen “forces of such size...

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine
Feb07

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said. Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists have both blamed each other for...

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