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    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...

    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...

    Ukraine says rebels have army of ‘mid-sized European state’
    Jun08

    Ukraine says rebels have army of ‘mid-sized European state’

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s defence minister on Monday accused pro-Russian rebels backed up by Moscow’s forces of assembling a 40,000-strong army sufficient for a “mid-sized European state”.Stepan Poltorak’s estimates fly in the face of Russia’s denials that it either backs the separatist fighters or covertly...

    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...

    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: U.S....

    G7 Summit: Obama, Hollande Agree To Push For Russian Sanctions And Iran Nuclear Deal, White House Says
    Jun08

    G7 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...

    Russian Bombers Intruding US Airspace Doubled In 2014, Report Says
    Jun08

    Russian Bombers Intruding US Airspace Doubled In 2014, Report Says

    The number of Russia’s long-range strategic bombers intruding the U.S. airspace doubled in 2014, forcing the U.S. Air Force to scramble American fighter jets more frequently. The increased activity of Russian bomber flights is considered by many as Kremlin’s warning to U.S. President Barack Obama not to intervene in its affairs...

    Resource Efficiency — The Underestimated Topic of the G7 Summit
    Jun08

    Resource Efficiency — The Underestimated Topic of the G7 Summit

    A wonderful Bavarian castle provides the photo backdrop for the G7 Summit. Of course, the classical issues of economy and foreign policy will take center stage, for example the Ukraine crisis and Greece. However, there are other subjects on the agenda as well. One of these “also ran”-topics is resource efficiency.Resource Efficiency...

    Leaders focus on climate change, terrorism on 2nd day of G-7 meeting
    Jun08

    Leaders focus on climate change, terrorism on 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 such as Ebola. …read more Source: FOX...

    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. German Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed to get backing for a strong agreement on cutting back...