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    Obama: G-7 ready to impose more sanctions on Russia
    Jun08

    Obama: G-7 ready to impose more sanctions on Russia

    In a speech following the G-7 summit, President Obama said if Russia does not end its involvement in Ukraine, the Group of Seven is ready to impose more sanctions. He also addressed threats from the Islamic State and Boko Haram. …read more Source: USA...

    Exclusive: Russia refuses to sign IAEA annual report, says Sevastopol not in Ukraine
    Jun08

    Exclusive: Russia refuses to sign IAEA annual report, says Sevastopol not in Ukraine

    By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia has refused to sign off on the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s annual report because the document… …read more Source:...

    Obama says ‘No Complete Strategy’ for Training Iraqis to Fight ISIS
    Jun08

    Obama says ‘No Complete Strategy’ for Training Iraqis to Fight ISIS

    President Obama said Monday the U.S. does not have a “complete strategy” for training and recruiting Iraqi forces to ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or ISIS. “We do not yet have a complete strategy,” Obama said, shifting part of the blame to leaders in Iraq who he said also needed to make commitments in regard to...

    Obama Says Russian Troops Operating in Ukraine
    Jun08

    Obama Says Russian Troops Operating in Ukraine

    KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Russian forces continue to operate in eastern Ukraine despite Moscow’s denials and the world’s major industrial democracies stood ready to impose significantly tougher sanctions if necessary. Obama told a news conference after a Group of Seven industrial...

    Poroshenko Signs Measures Nullifying Russia Military Cooperation
    Jun08

    Poroshenko Signs Measures Nullifying Russia Military Cooperation

    Ukraine’s president has signed into law measures renouncing five bilateral defense-cooperation agreements between Ukraine and Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire
    Jun08

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire

    ELMAU, Germany — President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) must decide whether he wants to wreck Russia’s economy in pursuit of what Obama calls a “wrongheaded desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire.”Obama says U.S. and European leaders are in agreement about maintaining...

    Obama on ISIS: ‘We do not yet have a complete strategy’
    Jun08

    Obama on ISIS: ‘We do not yet have a complete strategy’

    At a press conference following the G7 summit in the Bavarian village Krün, President Barack Obama admitted that the US does not have a complete strategy for countering the Islamic State terror group. “When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people,” Obama said. “We...

    U.S. Will Increase Training of Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS, Obama Says
    Jun08

    U.S. Will Increase Training of Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS, Obama Says

    President Obama made the remarks on Iraq at the close of the G-7 summit of world leaders, which was dominated by discussion of how to address Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    G7 leaders talk climate on final day
    Jun08

    G7 leaders talk climate on final day

    The Group of Seven summit enters it’s final day with the official group photo op outside Elmau castle in the picturesque Bavarian Alps in Germany. Talks then moved inside with Canada and Japan attempting to water down a strong G7 statement on climate change and leaders also agreed on keeping sanctions against Russia in place until President...

    G-7 Summit: Obama, Hollande Agree To Push For Russian Sanctions And Iran Nuclear Deal, White House Says
    Jun08

    G-7 Summit: Obama, Hollande Agree To Push For Russian Sanctions And Iran Nuclear Deal, White House Says

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande have reached an agreement on several major issues, including sanctions against Moscow over the prolonged conflict in eastern Ukraine and Iran’s talks with Western powers over its nuclear program, the White House said Monday. …read more Source: International...