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    Pope urges Vladimir Putin for ‘sincere’ peace in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope urges Vladimir Putin for ‘sincere’ peace in Ukraine

    Pope Francis urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in “sincere” efforts aimed at peace in the Ukraine at the Vatican Wednesday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Analysts question whether Conservative government’s talk about joining NATO rapid reaction force is election posturing
    Jun11

    Analysts question whether Conservative government’s talk about joining NATO rapid reaction force is election posturing

    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, Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press writes. Here is the rest of Murray Brewster’s article: Defence Minister Jason Kenney has acknowledged the government...

    Ukraine leaders in U.S. speak of threat and opportunity
    Jun11

    Ukraine leaders in U.S. speak of threat and opportunity

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko visit in Washington. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainian PM Blasts Separatists: ‘We Will Never Talk to Terrorists’
    Jun11

    Ukrainian PM Blasts Separatists: ‘We Will Never Talk to Terrorists’

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk rejected criticisms from Russia on Wednesday that the embattled government in Kiev is failing to work towards reconciliation with separatists leaders in Donetsk and Lugansk. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia: Time to invest despite sanctions threat?
    Jun11

    Russia: Time to invest despite sanctions threat?

    Despite the potential for more international sanctions on Russia, some investors and market analysts argue there is value to be found in the country. …read more Source:...

    Pope Tells Putin: ‘Sincere’ Peace Efforts Needed for Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Tells Putin: ‘Sincere’ Peace Efforts Needed for Ukraine

    Pope to Putin in Vatican talks: ‘Sincere’ effort needed for Ukraine peace …read more Source: ABC...

    Pope Urges ‘Sincere Effort’ from Putin on Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Urges ‘Sincere Effort’ from Putin on Ukraine

    Pope Francis has called on visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take steps to bring peace to war-torn eastern Ukraine. A Vatican statement released Wednesday after a one-hour meeting said the pontiff stressed there must be a “sincere and great effort” to end the rebellion launched by pro-Russian separatists 14 months ago....

    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...

    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...

    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...