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    Poll: Many in NATO Nations Reluctant to Give Military Aid to Ukraine
    Jun11

    Poll: Many in NATO Nations Reluctant to Give Military Aid to Ukraine

    Residents of several NATO member countries blame Russia for the Ukrainian crisis but would be reluctant for their governments to provide military aid to Ukraine or any NATO member country attacked by Russia, a poll released Wednesday showed. Fewer than half those surveyed in Britain (49 percent), Spain (48 percent), France (47 percent), Italy (40...

    Mikheil Saakashvili Launches His New Career as a Ukrainian Reformer
    Jun11

    Mikheil Saakashvili Launches His New Career as a Ukrainian Reformer

    Mikheil Saakashvili’s surprising appointment as governor of Odessa has reignited the continuing struggle inside Ukraine’s political elite. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Pope Francis Urges Russian President Putin To Make ‘Sincere, Great Effort’ For Peace In Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Francis Urges Russian President Putin To Make ‘Sincere, Great Effort’ For Peace In Ukraine

    VATICAN CITY, June 10 (Reuters) – A stern Pope Francis urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to make a “sincere and great effort” to achieve peace in Ukraine. The two met for about 50 minutes and agreed on the need to recreate a climate of dialog in Ukraine and to implement a peace deal designed to end fighting...

    Survey: Russia Unpopular in the West but So Is War With Putin
    Jun11

    Survey: Russia Unpopular in the West but So Is War With Putin

    Most people in the West don’t seem to like Russia and believe Moscow is responsible for the war in Ukraine, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in eight NATO countries. But few seem willing to use military force to defend a NATO ally from an attack by President Vladimir Putin. The survey, which was released on...

    Francis to Putin: ‘Sincere’ effort for peace needed in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Francis to Putin: ‘Sincere’ effort for peace needed in Ukraine

    The United States had urged the pontiff to take a hard line with Putin over Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Pope tells Putin: ‘Sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope tells Putin: ‘Sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine

    Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said their talks concentrated on the Ukraine conflict and the Middle East, where the Holy See is worried about the fate of the Christian minority. The United States, using diplomatic channels, had encouraged the Vatican to use the private papal audience as an occasion to join the West in condemning...

    Pope tells Vladimir Putin to make a ‘sincere effort’ to find peace in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope tells Vladimir Putin to make a ‘sincere effort’ to find peace in Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin, in typical fashion, was over an hour late to meet Pope Francis on Wednesday. But they eventually met inside the walls of the Vatican, where the pontiff urged the Russian president to make a “sincere effort” to achieve peace in Ukraine A year-long war in the country has killed more than 6,700 people, and...

    Pope tells Putin: ‘Sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope tells Putin: ‘Sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in “sincere” international efforts aimed at bringing peace… …read more Source:...

    Putin: ‘Clearly God has built my life in a way that I won’t have anything to regret’
    Jun11

    Putin: ‘Clearly God has built my life in a way that I won’t have anything to regret’

    Vladimir Putin, leader of Russia, doesn’t feel the need to repent. When asked about any regrets he had, Putin told the Italian newspaper Corriere de Sera: “I will be quite frank with you. I cannot recollect anything of the kind. “Clearly God has built my life in a way that I won’t have anything to regret.” Currently, Putin...

    Britain gets cold shoulder with Canada’s talk of joining NATO force
    Jun10

    Britain gets cold shoulder with Canada’s talk of joining NATO force

    The Harper government is considering joining NATO’s rapid reaction force, but doing so could mean spurning a traditional ally whose been courting Canada to be part of its formation. Defence Minister Jason Kenney has acknowledged the government is discussing whether to become part of the alliance’s high-readiness force, casting the...