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    Obama: IS will be driven out of Iraq, despite setbacks
    Jun08

    Obama: IS will be driven out of Iraq, despite setbacks

    Obama also expressed confidence in Abadi’s leadership, saying the prime minister appeared committed to creating an inclusive government that gave voice to the various factions in Iraq. Climate change and terrorism topped the official agenda, but leaders also grappled with Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine, an upcoming nuclear...

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G-7 Summit
    Jun08

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G-7 Summit

    China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the West’s sanctions against Russia in response to the eastern Ukraine crisis and called for renewed “dialogue” on the subject Monday. The economic sanctions against Russia were expected to be a major issue at the G-7 summit in Germany, after U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Francois...

    G7 Ready To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia
    Jun08

    G7 Ready To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia

    The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) summit of major economic powers have warned Russia that they stand ready to toughen sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit
    Jun08

    Here’s a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit

    This week the world’s most powerful woman, who oversees the richest EU economy, is hosting the Group of Seven (G7) in the remote Bavarian village of Krün at the Schloss Elmau. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will preside over discussions with the leaders of the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and European Council president Donald Tusk,...

    G7 warns could toughen sanctions against Russia
    Jun08

    G7 warns could toughen sanctions against Russia

    Elmau Castle (Germany) (AFP) – G7 leaders on Monday warned Russia that they stood ready to toughen sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict, as escalating violence sparked fears that a ceasefire deal could be unravelling.The leaders said they would roll back the punishing sanctions if the peace deal was implemented but...

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G7 Summit
    Jun08

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G7 Summit

    China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday criticized the West’s use of sanctions against Russia in response to the eastern Ukraine crisis and called for renewed “dialogue” on the subject. The economic sanctions against Russia were expected to be a major issue at the Group of 7 summit in Germany, after U.S. President Barack Obama, French...

    Climate change, terror on agenda for 2nd day of G-7 meeting
    Jun08

    Climate change, terror on agenda for 2nd day of G-7 meeting

    After spending much of the first day talking about Ukraine, leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies shifted their focus Monday to global issues including climate change, terrorism and the threat from diseases… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ahead of Sanctions Vote, Putin Plays Italy
    Jun08

    Ahead of Sanctions Vote, Putin Plays Italy

    At the G7 meeting in Germany over the weekend, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was conspicuously silent among his peers on the question of extending the sanctions regime against Russia for its continuing aggression in Ukraine. The silence was all the more notable given that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be traveling to Milan on...

    Climate change, terror on agenda for 2nd day of G-7 meeting
    Jun08

    Climate change, terror on agenda for 2nd day of G-7 meeting

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — After spending much of the first day talking about Ukraine, leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies shifted their focus Monday to global issues including climate change, terrorism and the threat from diseases such as Ebola. …read more Source: CNS...

    Mideast problems command Obama’s attention on G-7 summit sidelines
    Jun08

    Mideast problems command Obama’s attention on G-7 summit sidelines

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama huddled with allies Monday on the sidelines of an international summit to address pressing Mideast problems while trying to convince European leaders to maintain sanctions against Russia in the face of fresh violence in Ukraine. Obama participated in the final day of the … …read more...