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    Putin to seek friendly ear with pope visit
    Jun08

    Putin to seek friendly ear with pope visit

    Vatican City (AFP) – Increasingly isolated by the West, Vladimir Putin will hope to find a friendly ear in Pope Francis at their meeting Wednesday, but experts say the Russian President may have misjudged the mood.The conflicts in the Ukraine and Syria are likely to dominate the talks, organised on the sidelines of a visit to Milan 2015...

    Ukraine fighting intensifies
    Jun08

    Ukraine fighting intensifies

    Ukraine’s president warns his military to prepare for a possible ‘full-scale invasion’ by Russia. …read more Source:...

    On The Scene: Civilians Under Fire in Donetsk Face Uncertain Future
    Jun08

    On The Scene: Civilians Under Fire in Donetsk Face Uncertain Future

    While ongoing fighting in east Ukraine threatens a hard-won peace deal, war-weary civilians are caught in the crossfire. In areas held by Russia-backed rebels, many tend to blame authorities in Kyiv, but most seem more interested in peace than breaking away from Ukraine. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from rebel-held Donetsk. …read more...

    THE LATEST: Obama says G-7 studying more sanctions on Russia
    Jun08

    THE LATEST: Obama says G-7 studying more sanctions on Russia

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — 5:27 p.m. (1527GMT; 12:27 a.m. EDT) …read more Source: CNS...

    Harper wanted Russia out of G8 before Ukraine
    Jun08

    Harper wanted Russia out of G8 before Ukraine

    Harper wanted Russia out of the old G8 even before Ukraine crisis struck …read more Source:...

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

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

    SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – Prime Minister Stephen Harper expanded at length Monday on why he feels such antipathy towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and why he wanted Russia kicked out of the old G8 even before it breached Ukraine’s borders. Harper said he doesn’t want Putin back because he simply doesn’t share the values of...

    Obama, French leader huddle on Iran, Ukraine
    Jun08

    Obama, French leader huddle on Iran, Ukraine

    President Obama met with French President François Hollande Monday at the G-7 summit in Germany, where they stressed common interests in blocking Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon and curbing Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.The two leaders “… …read more Source: The...

    Despite Intense Fighting In Ukraine, White House Reiterates It Will Not Sanction Lethal Aid For Kiev’s Troops
    Jun08

    Despite Intense Fighting In Ukraine, White House Reiterates It Will Not Sanction Lethal Aid For Kiev’s Troops

    The White House has reiterated that it will not authorize the Pentagon to supply weapons to Ukraine, as the Kiev government fights against pro-Russian rebels in East Ukraine. According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama is still of the opinion that supplying weapons would not lead to the peaceful solution of the...

    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...