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    United against ‘Russian aggression’, G7 to focus on jihadists
    Jun08

    United against ‘Russian aggression’, G7 to focus on jihadists

    Elmau Castle (Germany) (AFP) – World leaders at a G7 summit in Germany were on Monday set to present a united front against global security threats ranging from jihadist insurgencies to what US President Barack Obama condemned as “Russian aggression in Ukraine”.While excluding Russian President Vladimir Putin for a third time,...

    Tiny Tigers Taken In By Crimea Zoo Keepers
    Jun08

    Tiny Tigers Taken In By Crimea Zoo Keepers

    Zoo keepers in Crimea are looking after two rare white tiger cubs after their mother rejected them. …read more Source:...

    Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy
    Jun08

    Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

    On May 21, I headlined “Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine,” and quoted John Kerry’s May 12 warning to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cease his repeated threats to invade Crimea and re-invade Donbass, two former regions of Ukraine, which had refused to accept the...

    Obama Urges G7 Leaders To Extend Sanctions On Russia For Ukraine Involvement
    Jun08

    Obama Urges G7 Leaders To Extend Sanctions On Russia For Ukraine Involvement

    U.S. President Barack Obama will keep holding Russian President Vladimir Putin to his promises under the Minsk agreements, a White House spokesman said Sunday. Until Putin fully complies, the U.S. intends to prolong sanctions on Russia — and encourage its European partners to do the same, press secretary Josh Ernest told reporters....

    German chancellor wants to send “united signal” to Russia
    Jun08

    German chancellor wants to send “united signal” to Russia

    At the G-7 summit, Angela Merkel says Russian actions in Ukraine must still be addressed before sanctions can be softened …read more Source:...

    G-7 expected to send ‘united signal’ to Russia on sanctions
    Jun08

    G-7 expected to send ‘united signal’ to Russia on sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she expects a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies to produce a “united signal” that sanctions against Russia can only be softened if a February peace accord for Ukraine is fully implemented. Merkel and President Obama agreed during a presummit bilateral meeting that...

    3 Things to Watch at the G7 Summit
    Jun08

    3 Things to Watch at the G7 Summit

    President Obama is joining world leaders in Germany to discuss a wide range of global issues. Along with the heads of the U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the European Union, Obama will talk about the global economy and climate change. Obama will also press his colleagues to keep the pressure up on Russia and Iran. Here are three key...

    CROSSTALK: Terror question: When Russian-U.S. interests align
    Jun08

    CROSSTALK: Terror question: When Russian-U.S. interests align

    Relations between Moscow and Washington are obviously at an all time low due to events in Ukraine and the West responding with sanctions on the Russian Federation. Russia has recently withdrawn from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and seems intent on ratcheting up military tensions rather than … …read more Source:...

    Greece, Russia issues loom over G7 summit
    Jun08

    Greece, Russia issues loom over G7 summit

    ALISON STEWART: At the very start of the G7 summit, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced they’re united in standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. The leaders agreed to continue sanctions against Russia, even though the E.U. sanctions expire at the end of July. Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited...

    Mulcair urges Harper to seek papal apology for abuse at residential schools
    Jun08

    Mulcair urges Harper to seek papal apology for abuse at residential schools

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being urged to take advantage of an audience with Pope Francis this week to seek a formal apology for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in Canada’s residential school disgrace.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the timing of Harper’s visit to the Vatican is fortuitous, coming just one...