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    German leader Merkel urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukrainian rebels to back cease-fire
    May10

    German leader Merkel urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukrainian rebels to back cease-fire

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called during a visit to Moscow for Russia to do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a cease-fire that has been strained in recent weeks. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin says Ukraine peace ‘moving forward’ despite problems
    May10

    Putin says Ukraine peace ‘moving forward’ despite problems

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday… …read more Source:...

    Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels
    May10

    Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels

    Speaking alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference, Merkel said the past week’s creation of groups to negotiate a lasting settlement of the dispute provided a “glimmer of hope” but that progress was lacking elsewhere. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Germany Urges Russia to Put More Pressure on Ukraine Rebels
    May10

    Germany Urges Russia to Put More Pressure on Ukraine Rebels

    German leader Merkel urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukrainian rebels to back cease-fire …read more Source: ABC...

    Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels
    May10

    Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels

    MOSCOW (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called during a visit to Moscow for Russia to do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Russian Soldiers Quit Over Ukraine: Special Report
    May10

    Russian Soldiers Quit Over Ukraine: Special Report

    Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians fighting alongside rebels there are volunteers....

    A Global Victory Day in Moscow
    May10

    A Global Victory Day in Moscow

    MISSING MAY 9TH After the Cold War (1945-1989) ended and the “Berlin Wall” came down, the United States and Russia confronted each other on many issues. However, when it came to celebrating the Victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany in May 1945, the Presidents of Russia and the United States came together. Russia set Victory day as...

    Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win
    May10

    Poles vote for president, incumbent Komorowski tipped to win

    Warsaw (AFP) – Poles vote Sunday in the first round of a presidential election after a lacklustre campaign focused on national security and social issues, with incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski expected to win, but not without a struggle.The 62-year-old historian, who was elected in 2010 and is close to the governing centrist Civic Platform...

    Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day remarks underline Russia’s icy relations with former wartime allies
    May10

    Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day remarks underline Russia’s icy relations with former wartime allies

    Western leaders were noticeably absent from Russia’s massive 70th anniversary celebrations due to Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Don’t Bring a Dove to a Polish Hawk Fight
    May10

    Don’t Bring a Dove to a Polish Hawk Fight

    WARSAW — On Feb. 14, Magdalena Ogórek, a left-wing candidate in Poland’s presidential race, said if she were elected, she “would pick up the phone to call the Russian president” to normalize relations between Moscow and Warsaw. As it happens, it’s an unlikely scenario: The 36-year-old historian and TV personality is polling just 3...