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    Ukraine ceasefire talks ‘make significant progress’
    Sep13

    Ukraine ceasefire talks ‘make significant progress’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says significant progress has been made in talks about the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Mr Steinmeier was speaking after a meeting with his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts in Berlin. Earlier, the head of the OSCE monitoring group said a renewed ceasefire had opened up a window for...

    Germany Says ‘Significant Progress’ Made At Ukraine Meeting
    Sep13

    Germany Says ‘Significant Progress’ Made At Ukraine Meeting

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts in Berlin on Saturday that “significant progress” had been made towards a resolution of the conflict between Kiev and Moscow. Steinmeier said Ukraine and Russia were close to striking an agreement...

    Top officials hail ‘progress’ on Ukraine deal
    Sep13

    Top officials hail ‘progress’ on Ukraine deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Progress has been made on some contentious issues in the peace process, the foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France said after holding talks in Berlin to prepare for a summit in Paris on October 2.Germany’s top diplomat, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said the meeting had been “less confrontational”...

    Chrétien: ‘What has happened to Canada?’
    Sep13

    Chrétien: ‘What has happened to Canada?’

    Former PM Jean Chrétien in February 2015 at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. (Chris Young/CP) OTTAWA — Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien injected himself into the federal election campaign Saturday with a scathing critique of Stephen Harper’s foreign policy. In a blistering, open letter to three...

    ‘Progress’ Reported At Ukraine Peace Talks In Berlin
    Sep13

    ‘Progress’ Reported At Ukraine Peace Talks In Berlin

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said “significant progress” had been made toward a resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Sept. 13
    Sep13

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Sept. 13

    1 Ukraine cease-fire: A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, creating the possibility that political talks can move forward to resolve the conflict, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday. Despite a cease-fire declared in February, both Ukrainian troops and the...

    Elton John Urges Ukraine To Accept LGBT People
    Sep13

    Elton John Urges Ukraine To Accept LGBT People

    British singer and composer Elton John has called for Ukraine to give stronger support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) community. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Elton John Preaches Message Of LGBT Tolerance For The ‘New Ukraine’
    Sep13

    Elton John Preaches Message Of LGBT Tolerance For The ‘New Ukraine’

    Speaking in Kiev before an audience of prominent politicians, businessmen and diplomats, Elton John urged Ukraine to protect gay rights and embrace tolerance of LGBT people. The gay British rock star delivered the keynote address at the Yalta European Strategy Summit, a prominent annual conference in Eastern Europe. The Associated Press reported...

    Canada promises more humanitarian aid for victims of conflict in Syria
    Sep12

    Canada promises more humanitarian aid for victims of conflict in Syria

    OTTAWA – After two weeks of sustained pressure to do more for the victims of conflict in Syria, Stephen Harper’s government announced Saturday that Canada will provide $100 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the millions of Syrians crammed into refugee camps.A second announcement — to speed up the tortuously slow...

    OSCE Official: Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Holding
    Sep12

    OSCE Official: Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Holding

    The secretary general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe confirmed Saturday that the cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine has been respected for about two weeks. At the end of a three-day trip to southeastern Ukraine, during which he visited the towns of Mariupol and Shyrokyne, Lamberto Zannier expressed hope that the current...