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    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G-7 Summit
    Jun08

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G-7 Summit

    China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the West’s sanctions against Russia in response to the eastern Ukraine crisis and called for renewed “dialogue” on the subject Monday. The economic sanctions against Russia were expected to be a major issue at the G-7 summit in Germany, after U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Francois...

    G7 Ready To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia
    Jun08

    G7 Ready To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia

    The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) summit of major economic powers have warned Russia that they stand ready to toughen sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Harper catches a break when G7 discussion on climate change reduced to half an hour, ISIL discussed instead
    Jun08

    Harper catches a break when G7 discussion on climate change reduced to half an hour, ISIL discussed instead

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper caught a break Monday at the G7 summit when a discussion on climate change was cut to half an hour so the leaders could devote more time to Harper’s favourite international subject, global security. Europeans have been sharply critical of Harper’s environmental policies. Freed of potentially embarrassing...

    Here’s a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit
    Jun08

    Here’s a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit

    This week the world’s most powerful woman, who oversees the richest EU economy, is hosting the Group of Seven (G7) in the remote Bavarian village of Krün at the Schloss Elmau. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will preside over discussions with the leaders of the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and European Council president Donald Tusk,...

    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

    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… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    G7 warns could toughen sanctions against Russia
    Jun08

    G7 warns could toughen sanctions against Russia

    Elmau Castle (Germany) (AFP) – G7 leaders on Monday warned Russia that they stood ready to toughen sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict, as escalating violence sparked fears that a ceasefire deal could be unravelling.The leaders said they would roll back the punishing sanctions if the peace deal was implemented but...

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G7 Summit
    Jun08

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G7 Summit

    China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday criticized the West’s use of sanctions against Russia in response to the eastern Ukraine crisis and called for renewed “dialogue” on the subject. The economic sanctions against Russia were expected to be a major issue at the Group of 7 summit in Germany, after U.S. President Barack Obama, French...

    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...

    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...

    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...