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    US Defense Officials to Meet on Ukraine Following New Fighting
    Jun05

    US Defense Officials to Meet on Ukraine Following New Fighting

    Top U.S. defense officials and diplomats are gathering in Stuttgart, Germany on Friday to discuss how to counter Russian military actions in Ukraine and address concerns among allies about Moscow’s aggression, following an upsurge of fighting between the Ukrainian military and Russia-backed rebels. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will meet...

    U.S. might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia
    Jun05

    U.S. might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia

    The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia’s alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons. This “counterforce” option is among possibilities the administration is considering as it reviews its...

    High Inflation Exacerbates Ukraine’s Troubled Situation
    Jun05

    High Inflation Exacerbates Ukraine’s Troubled Situation

    While the rest of Europe tries to shrug off low inflation, Ukraine is dealing with sharply rising prices. The costs of many goods have doubled or tripled. …read more Source: The New York...

    Merkel pursues ambitious agenda for G7 summit
    Jun05

    Merkel pursues ambitious agenda for G7 summit

    Heading into this weekend’s meeting of what is now the G-7 — after Russia’s removal from the club over its actions in Ukraine — Merkel is pursuing a much broader agenda, bolstered by Germany’s growing clout and her own increased political prominence. [...] I think the tone will be different. Since the 2007 summit, Germany has...

    Stephen Harper heads to Ukraine, but won’t commit to providing weapons
    Jun05

    Stephen Harper heads to Ukraine, but won’t commit to providing weapons

    Stephen Harper is heading to Ukraine to demonstrate solidarity just as Kiev’s war with Russian-backed rebels escalates, but the Prime Minister is still balking at providing weapons to the ancestral home of more than 1.2 million Canadians. Mr. Harper, on his final international trip before a federal election campaign begins, is stopping in...

    Ukraine urges Canada to push G7 against Russian aggression
    Jun05

    Ukraine urges Canada to push G7 against Russian aggression

    Ukraine’s envoy is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to push his fellow G7 leaders into a strong political stand against the latest Russian aggression, but says his country can make do without weapons from the West. …read more Source: Global...

    Stephen Harper heads to Ukraine, but won't commit to providing weapons
    Jun05

    Stephen Harper heads to Ukraine, but won't commit to providing weapons

    Prime Minister leaves for final global trip ahead of the federal election as Kiev’s battle with Russian-backed rebels intensifies …read more Source: The Globe and...

    War flares in Ukraine. Who’s lighting the fuse? (+video)
    Jun05

    War flares in Ukraine. Who’s lighting the fuse? (+video)

    President Poroshenko claimed today that Russian forces are set to invade Ukraine. But the spark that ignites new fighting may actually prove to be domestic. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    New Reported Russian Moves Into Ukraine Prompt Emergency Meetings
    Jun05

    New Reported Russian Moves Into Ukraine Prompt Emergency Meetings

    Reports of additional Russian military moves in eastern Ukraine are prompting new concern in the West. The U.N. Security Council has convened an emergency meeting for Friday morning to discuss the developments, while U.S. defense officials and diplomats meet behind closed doors in Germany. Moscow denies providing military support to pro-Russian...

    Merkel: ‘Inconceivable’ For Russia To Rejoin G-7
    Jun05

    Merkel: ‘Inconceivable’ For Russia To Rejoin G-7

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again said it is “inconceivable” for Russia to rejoin the Group of Seven economic powers after its annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...