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    THE LATEST: Obama says G-7 studying more sanctions on Russia
    Jun08

    THE LATEST: Obama says G-7 studying more sanctions on Russia

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — 5:27 p.m. (1527GMT; 12:27 a.m. EDT) …read more Source: CNS...

    Harper wanted Russia out of the old G8 even before Ukraine crisis
    Jun08

    Harper wanted Russia out of the old G8 even before Ukraine crisis

    SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – Prime Minister Stephen Harper expanded at length Monday on why he feels such antipathy towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and why he wanted Russia kicked out of the old G8 even before it breached Ukraine’s borders. Harper said he doesn’t want Putin back because he simply doesn’t share the values of...

    On The Scene: Civilians Under Fire in Donetsk Face Uncertain Future
    Jun08

    On The Scene: Civilians Under Fire in Donetsk Face Uncertain Future

    While ongoing fighting in east Ukraine threatens a hard-won peace deal, war-weary civilians are caught in the crossfire. In areas held by Russia-backed rebels, many tend to blame authorities in Kyiv, but most seem more interested in peace than breaking away from Ukraine. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from rebel-held Donetsk. …read more...

    Harper wanted Russia out of G8 before Ukraine
    Jun08

    Harper wanted Russia out of G8 before Ukraine

    Harper wanted Russia out of the old G8 even before Ukraine crisis struck …read more Source:...

    Obama, French leader huddle on Iran, Ukraine
    Jun08

    Obama, French leader huddle on Iran, Ukraine

    President Obama met with French President François Hollande Monday at the G-7 summit in Germany, where they stressed common interests in blocking Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon and curbing Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.The two leaders “… …read more Source: The...

    Despite Intense Fighting In Ukraine, White House Reiterates It Will Not Sanction Lethal Aid For Kiev’s Troops
    Jun08

    Despite Intense Fighting In Ukraine, White House Reiterates It Will Not Sanction Lethal Aid For Kiev’s Troops

    The White House has reiterated that it will not authorize the Pentagon to supply weapons to Ukraine, as the Kiev government fights against pro-Russian rebels in East Ukraine. According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama is still of the opinion that supplying weapons would not lead to the peaceful solution of the...

    Group of 7: Obama on Ukraine
    Jun08

    Group of 7: Obama on Ukraine

    President Obama said that the group remains strongly united in its support for Ukraine, and will maintain sanctions on Russia in hopes of halting that country’s aggressions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed when truck hits mine: spokesman
    Jun08

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed when truck hits mine: spokesman

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – At least seven Ukrainian servicemen died on Monday when their truck hit a mine planted by pro-Russian insurgents in the war-torn country’s separatist east, a Kiev military spokesman told AFP.”The roads in this area are mined by the enemy,” military spokesman Yevgen Silkin said by telephone, adding...

    Continued G-7 Sanctions Against Russia, But Does Russia Have a Perspective?
    Jun08

    Continued G-7 Sanctions Against Russia, But Does Russia Have a Perspective?

    Recently making the news was the successful attempt by President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the G-7 summit in Germany, to get all seven industrialized nations to continue economic sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea and military meddling in eastern Ukraine, as did the recent U.S.-led allied...

    Obama: G7 Agrees to Keep Russia Sanctions
    Jun08

    Obama: G7 Agrees to Keep Russia Sanctions

    U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia’s actions in Ukraine are hurting Moscow and the Russian people. He said leaders at the G7 summit agree that sanctions on Russia will remain in place as long as the Minsk cease-fire agreement is being violated. …read more Source: Voice of...