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    Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an immediate restoration of a truce in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    German troops bulk up Nato-led force in Lithuania
    Feb08

    German troops bulk up Nato-led force in Lithuania

    RUKLA, Lithuania: Several hundred German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of the multinational Nato battalion being deployed in the country, part of the alliance’s effort to beef up its eastern flank. The battalion is one of four Nato is providing on a rotational basis to Lithuania and three other countries in light of a...

    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...

    Defence minister hints at new money for military after meeting U.S. counterpart
    Feb08

    Defence minister hints at new money for military after meeting U.S. counterpart

    OTTAWA — Canada’s defence minister is hinting at new money for the military following a much-anticipated meeting with his U.S. counterpart in Washington this week. But Harjit Sajjan says what’s equally important is what countries do with their military, a line successive federal governments have used to fend of criticism of...

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks
    Feb08

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks

    The Ukrainian central bank is stepping up efforts to edge Russian state-owned commercial banks out of the local market, though that process should be gradual to avoid disruptions, one of its deputy chiefs said Tuesday. Five Russian state-owned banks operate in Ukraine, including three in the top 20, and they hold a combined market share of 8.6...

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
    Feb07

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting what he described as a “genocide” underway at the hands of the group. The president did not immediately offer evidence...

    Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in Ukraine

    February 08, 2017 5:00 AMBERLIN • German leader Angela Merkel has urged Russia’s Vla- dimir Putin in a telephone call to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, a German government spokesman said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars
    Feb07

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars

    A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. (Rodi Said/Reuters) Political entities have never been free of interior strife, from disputes to riots,...

    Merkel gets support (of sorts) from Poland
    Feb07

    Merkel gets support (of sorts) from Poland

    WARSAW — Angela Merkel met with Poland’s leaders Tuesday, gauging support for her vision of Europe at a time when the EU is beset with internal crises, wary of Russian intervention and uncertain of how to deal with Donald Trump. Relations between Warsaw and Berlin have been chilly since the Law and Justice (PiS) party of...

    Another take on Putin, Trump and Ukraine | Letters
    Feb07

    Another take on Putin, Trump and Ukraine | Letters

    Jonathan Freedland (First on the White House agenda: the collapse of the global order. Next, war?, 4 February) asserts that with his “swooning admirer” in the White House, Vladimir Putin “feels free to flex his muscles”, and has launched an offensive in eastern Ukraine. As so often in recent coverage of Russia, the opposite is the case. Moscow...