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    Putin visits Italy, pope as US seeks more Vatican criticism
    Jun10

    Putin visits Italy, pope as US seeks more Vatican criticism

    MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin was meeting Wednesday with Italian officials and Pope Francis as the U.S. sought to encourage the Vatican to join the West in condemning Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    VOA Travels Through Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine
    Jun10

    VOA Travels Through Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine

    On the way out of Donetsk Wednesday morning, VOA saw a convoy of four OSCE vehicles driving through the eastern Ukrainian city. Vehicles and documents were checked then waved through rebel checkpoints out of Donetsk while troops at Ukrainian checkpoints took more time to search bags and question passengers. At one Ukrainian checkpoint, the line...

    U.S. urges Vatican to get tough with Putin on Ukraine
    Jun10

    U.S. urges Vatican to get tough with Putin on Ukraine

    By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – The United States urged the Vatican on Wednesday to criticize Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Harper leads world stage again with Putin talk
    Jun10

    Harper leads world stage again with Putin talk

    The more he articulates it, the more Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s position on Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t just sensible. It’s an argument to rethink the entire raison d’etre of international gatherings. In March 2014, the G8 assembly of countries became the G7 when they decided to boot Russia out for its...

    Bush supports more troops in Eastern Europe to stop Putin
    Jun10

    Bush supports more troops in Eastern Europe to stop Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says the U.S. and NATO should consider putting thousands more troops to Poland’s and the Baltic nations’ border with Russia to deter President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin visits Italy, pope after G-7 snub over Ukraine
    Jun10

    Putin visits Italy, pope after G-7 snub over Ukraine

    MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Italy to meet with Italian officials and Pope Francis in a symbolic show of statesmanship after his latest snub by the Group of Seven advanced democracies, which reaffirmed sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    The Daily Vertical: When Vladimir Met Francis
    Jun10

    The Daily Vertical: When Vladimir Met Francis

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin visits Italy, pope after G-7 snub over Ukraine
    Jun10

    Putin visits Italy, pope after G-7 snub over Ukraine

    MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Italy to meet with Italian officials and Pope Francis in a symbolic show of statesmanship after his latest snub by the Group of Seven advanced democracies, which reaffirmed sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin visits Italy, pope after G-7 snub over Ukraine
    Jun10

    Putin visits Italy, pope after G-7 snub over Ukraine

    Putin meets Wednesday with Premier Matteo Renzi in Milan before heading to Rome for an audience with Pope Francis, who has declined to join the West in condemning Moscow for its actions in Ukraine in an apparent bid to not upset relations with the Orthodox Church. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Putin visits Italy, pope in show of statesmanship after G-7 reaffirms sanctions for Ukraine
    Jun10

    Putin visits Italy, pope in show of statesmanship after G-7 reaffirms sanctions for Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Italy to meet with Italian officials and Pope Francis in a symbolic show of statesmanship after his latest snub by the Group of Seven advanced democracies, which reaffirmed sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...