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    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 Russia has recently withdrawn from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and seems intent on ratcheting up military tensions rather than … …read more Source:...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...

    Harper pushes Canada-EU trade pact on first day of G7′ summit
    Jun08

    Harper pushes Canada-EU trade pact on first day of G7′ summit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second right, walks with G-7 leaders prior to a group photo at the G-7 summit at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. The two-day summit will address such issues as climate change, poverty and the situation in Ukraine. From left, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...

    G-7 plans “united front” against Russia on Ukraine
    Jun08

    G-7 plans “united front” against Russia on Ukraine

    Russia was ejected from what was formerly called the Group of Eight last years over its aggressive actions towards its neighbors, and this year the leaders of industrialized nations are continuing to put pressure on. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions
    Jun08

    G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — 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. …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama: ‘Difficult Challenges’ at G-7
    Jun08

    Obama: ‘Difficult Challenges’ at G-7

    President Barack Obama says he and other leaders at the G-7 summit in Germany are discussing what he says is a list of “difficult challenges” that include standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine and violent extremism. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report from the site of the G-7...

    G7 Leaders Take a Hard Line on Russia
    Jun07

    G7 Leaders Take a Hard Line on Russia

    KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) – Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. The Ukraine conflict and a long-running debt standoff between Greece and its...