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    Germany Urges G-7 Leaders to Send Putin ‘United Signal’
    Jun08

    Germany Urges G-7 Leaders to Send Putin ‘United Signal’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the G-7 leaders need to show a “united front” over Russian sanctions and the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russian TV’s Bloody Ukraine Coverage
    Jun08

    Russian TV’s Bloody Ukraine Coverage

    The daily diet of the Kremlin’s ‘weaponized propaganda’ is not all lies—and it’s heating up Russians’ outrage over the war in Ukraine and the West’s role. …read more Source: The Daily...

    G7 Leaders To Discuss Terrorism, Climate Change
    Jun08

    G7 Leaders To Discuss Terrorism, Climate Change

    Terrorism and climate change are expected to dominate talks as the second day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit of major economic powers gets under way in the Bavarian Alps. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama huddles over Mideast problems on summit sidelines
    Jun08

    Obama huddles over Mideast problems on summit sidelines

    Climate change and terrorism topped the official agenda, but leaders also grappled with Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine, an upcoming nuclear deadline with Iran, tenuous trade pact politics and an impasse over Greece’s international bailout. Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said the president wants to look for “more efficient...

    Obama huddles over Mideast problems on summit sidelines
    Jun08

    Obama huddles over Mideast problems on summit sidelines

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama was huddling with allies Monday on the sidelines of an international summit to address pressing Mideast problems while trying to convince European leaders not to waver on sanctions against Russia in the face of fresh violence in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    These artists want you to occupy a Russian exhibit and win a trip to Crimea
    Jun08

    These artists want you to occupy a Russian exhibit and win a trip to Crimea

    VENICE – What do you call a person who shows up in a neighboring nation wearing camouflage and fighting an undeclared war? Why – on vacation. That’s the excuse the Russian government has used several times when its soldiers were caught in the bitter conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin claims that some of its […] …read more...

    G7 Summit Continues with Energy Talks
    Jun08

    G7 Summit Continues with Energy Talks

    Leaders at the G7 summit in Germany are meeting for a second and final day Monday with a focus on climate and energy issues, and talks with their counterparts from African nations. Before the summit opened Sunday, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held their own talks where the White House said they agreed that how long...

    G-7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at Alpine summit
    Jun08

    G-7 leaders urge tough line on Russia at Alpine summit

    KRUEN, Germany — Group of Seven 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. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    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,...

    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. Even before the issue was brought to the table, most of...