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    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed when truck hits mine: spokesman
    Jun08

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed when truck hits mine: spokesman

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – At least seven Ukrainian servicemen died on Monday when their truck hit a mine planted by pro-Russian insurgents in the war-torn country’s separatist east, a Kiev military spokesman told AFP.”The roads in this area are mined by the enemy,” military spokesman Yevgen Silkin said by telephone, adding...

    Group of 7: Obama on Ukraine
    Jun08

    Group of 7: Obama on Ukraine

    President Obama said that the group remains strongly united in its support for Ukraine, and will maintain sanctions on Russia in hopes of halting that country’s aggressions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama: G7 Agrees to Keep Russia Sanctions
    Jun08

    Obama: G7 Agrees to Keep Russia Sanctions

    U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia’s actions in Ukraine are hurting Moscow and the Russian people. He said leaders at the G7 summit agree that sanctions on Russia will remain in place as long as the Minsk cease-fire agreement is being violated. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Continued G-7 Sanctions Against Russia, But Does Russia Have a Perspective?
    Jun08

    Continued G-7 Sanctions Against Russia, But Does Russia Have a Perspective?

    Recently making the news was the successful attempt by President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the G-7 summit in Germany, to get all seven industrialized nations to continue economic sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea and military meddling in eastern Ukraine, as did the recent U.S.-led allied...

    Harper says he wanted Russia out of G8 before entering Ukraine
    Jun08

    Harper says he wanted Russia out of G8 before entering Ukraine

    SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he wanted Russia kicked out of the old G8 even before it breached Ukraine’s borders last year. Harper says Russia simply does not share the values of the G7 members. He says the newly reconstituted G7 is doing well after completing its second summit without Putin and he...

    Strategy to train Iraqi forces to battle Islamic State not complete, says Obama
    Jun08

    Strategy to train Iraqi forces to battle Islamic State not complete, says Obama

    The United States does not yet have a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama said Monday, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Obama said the Pentagon was reviewing plans to ramp up training and assistance to the Iraqi forces, but he also...

    David Cameron Stumbles At G7 Meeting Over Britain’s EU Ties
    Jun08

    David Cameron Stumbles At G7 Meeting Over Britain’s EU Ties

    By Andrew Osborn KRUEN, Germany, June 8 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron tripped up over Europe at a summit of the Group of Seven Industrial nations (G7), appearing to issue an ultimatum to his own ministers over the EU only to swiftly withdraw it, saying he had been misunderstood. The debacle was Cameron’s first...

    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...

    Harper wanted Russia out of the old G8 even before Ukraine crisis struck
    Jun08

    Harper wanted Russia out of the old G8 even before Ukraine crisis struck

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he wanted Russia kicked out of the old G8 even before it breached Ukraine’s borders last year. Harper says Russia simply does not share the values of the G7 members. He says the newly reconstituted G7 is doing well after completing its second summit without Putin and he doesn’t want him back. Harper...

    President Obama addresses Russia, ISIS and FIFA scandal at G7 presser
    Jun08

    President Obama addresses Russia, ISIS and FIFA scandal at G7 presser

    President Obama held a press conference this afternoon in Krün, Germany, where world leaders have gathered for the G7 summit. Besides briefly addressing some of the topics from the G7 summit agenda and championing recent domestic job growth numbers, the president addressed the possibility of more sanctions against Russia over actions in the...