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    Merkel ready to lift Russia sanctions if conditions met: party officials
    Feb16

    Merkel ready to lift Russia sanctions if conditions met: party officials

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to lift European sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict sooner rather than later but does not yet see the basis to do so, deputies from her party said Tuesday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Merkel ready to lift Russia sanctions if conditions met: party officials
    Feb16

    Merkel ready to lift Russia sanctions if conditions met: party officials

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to lift European sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict sooner rather than later but does not yet see the basis to do so, deputies from her party said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s president calls for prime minister to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s president calls for prime minister to resign

    The crisis has been building for two years and threatens the embattled coalition government. …read more Source: The Washington...

    [Ticker] Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor
    Feb16

    [Ticker] Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has publicly asked for the resignation of prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and of the prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. He said they “failed to gain trust” on anti-corruption reforms. Shock move comes after Lithuanian economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned and the IMF threatened to hold...

    Russia and Turkey run risk of escalation over Syria
    Feb16

    Russia and Turkey run risk of escalation over Syria

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Turkey and Russia are already waging a proxy war in Syria as Istanbul backs rebels against Syrian government troops supported by Moscow.But the recent escalation in rhetoric has sharpened fears of a direct confrontation, analysts warn.The two major players in the Syrian conflict have historic enmities dating back to the 16th...

    three soldiers killed in east Ukraine clashes
    Feb16

    three soldiers killed in east Ukraine clashes

    Ukraine presidential administration spokesman says three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in recent clashes. …read more Source:...

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right
    Feb16

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right

    Even as Russia and the West rang in the new year still publicly at loggerheads over Ukraine, the EU sealed a deal with Russia over another Eastern European frozen conflict zone: Transnistria. The unrecognized statelet of Transnistria broke away from newly independent Moldova in 1990, and is famous as a Soviet nostalgia theme park. Its statues of...

    Ukrainian government hangs by thread as confidence vote looms
    Feb16

    Ukrainian government hangs by thread as confidence vote looms

    Ukraine’s Western-backed government faced collapse on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko called on the prime minister to resign, deepening the crisis in a country fighting a recession and a separatist insurgency. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks embattled PM to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks embattled PM to resign

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign in the face of lost public trust in his ability to fight corruption and overcome a deep economic malaise.Poroshenkos dramatic intervention came as opinion polls showed growing public disenchantment with the pro-Western team that...

    Russia and Ukraine block trucks in transit dispute
    Feb16

    Russia and Ukraine block trucks in transit dispute

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian transportation authorities have blocked the movement of Ukraine-registered trucks and detained over 300 cargo vehicles after Ukraine closed its borders to Russia-registered long-haulers. …read more Source: U.S....