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    Obama meets with Putin in Paris
    Nov30

    Obama meets with Putin in Paris

    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria and Ukraine Monday during a meeting on the sidelines of the climate talks in Paris, a White House official said. Obama “expressed his regret for the recent… …read more Source: The...

    Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics
    Nov30

    Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — Once again, German voters delivered a harsh and sobering message to the Olympic movement: No thanks. The rejection of Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics in a referendum sent out another clear signal that the IOC still has a lot of work to do to convince cities that hosting the games is a boon not a burden. “That’s why...

    With Obama Asleep at the Wheel, Congress Must Take a Stand on Foreign Policy
    Nov30

    With Obama Asleep at the Wheel, Congress Must Take a Stand on Foreign Policy

    Terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Bamako. Brussels in lockdown, worldwide terror alerts from the State Department and Russian planes being shot down in Turkey. The world is on fire and President Obama’s foreign policy is a mess, so Congress must step up and lead. Now that Congress has returned from its Thanksgiving vacation it needs to...

    Obama and Putin met in Paris for 30 minutes, plenty of time for things to get tense
    Nov30

    Obama and Putin met in Paris for 30 minutes, plenty of time for things to get tense

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had an “eventful” discussion on Turkey, Syria and Ukraine during a meeting Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris, according to statements from the Kremlin and the White House. The two leaders met behind closed doors for about 30 minutes, during...

    Obama Urges Putin to Reduce Tensions With Turkey
    Nov30

    Obama Urges Putin to Reduce Tensions With Turkey

    President Barack Obama voiced regret Monday to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Turkish shootdown of a Russian jet fighter last week, and he urged the Kremlin leader to reduce tensions with Turkey over the incident. The two leaders met for 30 minutes on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit outside Paris. Turkey said it shot...

    Canada Offers Ukraine More Military Support Amid Conflict With Russia
    Nov30

    Canada Offers Ukraine More Military Support Amid Conflict With Russia

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated that Canada will provide more support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, after the countries’ leaders met on the sidelines of the global climate conference in Paris. Trudeau and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a closed-door bilateral meeting on Sunday, CBC News reported. …read...

    Obama, Putin Discuss Syria, Ukraine At Climate Summit
    Nov30

    Obama, Putin Discuss Syria, Ukraine At Climate Summit

    Barack Obama has urged Vladimir Putin to ratchet down tensions with Turkey as the U.S. and Russian presidents met on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-Turkey Relations Update: Ukraine Offers To Step In After Fruit And Vegetable Ban
    Nov30

    Russia-Turkey Relations Update: Ukraine Offers To Step In After Fruit And Vegetable Ban

    Russia continued to ratchet up sanctions against Turkey Monday announcing a ban on the import of Turkish fruits and vegetables, the Wall Street Journal reported. As sharp words are exchanged between the two trading partners, other countries are already looking to step into the new economic void. …read more Source: International Business...

    Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks
    Nov30

    Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to decrease tensions with Turkey following the shoot-down of a Russian jet by Turkish forces. Obama and Putin met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris. The White House says Obama expressed regret for the death of a Russian pilot...

    Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks
    Nov30

    Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) are meeting during global climate talks outside Paris. …read more Source: U.S....