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    U.S., G7 ready to impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Treasury
    Jun10

    U.S., G7 ready to impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Treasury

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Ukrainian leaders on Tuesday that the United States and its G7 allies stood ready… …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin Tests the Limits of Pope Francis’ Powers
    Jun10

    Vladimir Putin Tests the Limits of Pope Francis’ Powers

    Vladimir Putin is no longer welcome at the G7, thanks to his government’s continued incursions into Ukraine’s territory. But two days after the meeting of Western powers in Germany, the Russian leader has a meeting with another world leader: Pope Francis. The Bishop of Rome may not represent the United States or Germany, but he is...

    Signs of better times ahead for Ukraine’s economy
    Jun10

    Signs of better times ahead for Ukraine’s economy

    Country’s economic outlook has veered between bleak and hopeless since revolution …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU Struggles to Form a More Perfect Energy Union
    Jun09

    EU Struggles to Form a More Perfect Energy Union

    Energy ministers from 13 European Union member states met in Luxembourg this week to move the ball forward on creating a cohesive bloc-wide energy policy. Incited by Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine and supply disruptions to the country, through which some 40 percent of Europe’s Russian gas transits, discussions of a European energy...

    Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It.
    Jun09

    Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It.

    Alexander Reed KellyA video roundtable explains why the IMF, Europe, and western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow Monument To St. Vladimir Scaled Down
    Jun09

    Moscow Monument To St. Vladimir Scaled Down

    A lofty monument to a saint revered in both Russia and Ukraine might not tower over Moscow after all. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire
    Jun09

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire

    ELMAU, Germany — President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin 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 sanctions on Russia until it abides...

    Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis
    Jun09

    Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis

    ELMAU, Germany — Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq’s government to allow more of the nation’s Sunnis to join the campaign against the violent militants. RELATED LINKSObama: Putin...

    Bush seeks stronger US steps against Putin
    Jun09

    Bush seeks stronger US steps against Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is warning Russia that if he becomes president, the U.S. will step up its actions to counter Vladimir Putin’s aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe, and seek to “isolate his corrupt leadership from his people.” …read more Source: CNS...

    Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part Of Ukraine
    Jun09

    Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part Of Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the contested regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are now prepared to remain part of Ukraine under a specially recognized status, according to Ukrainian media, a move which has full support from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: International Business...