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    Obama considering lethal aid to Ukraine; move could cause rift between U.S., allies
    Feb09

    Obama considering lethal aid to Ukraine; move could cause rift between U.S., allies

    President Obama said Monday he’s considering providing Ukraine with lethal military arms to battle pro-Russian separatists, a potential move that would both ratchet up tension between Ukraine and Russia and also could create a rift between the U.S. and its European allies. Mr. Obama made the comments at a White … …read more...

    Russia Sanctions on Hold as EU Waits for Peace Talks
    Feb09

    Russia Sanctions on Hold as EU Waits for Peace Talks

    European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to postpone further sanctions against Russia for a week to give time to a peace push to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. EU ministers meeting in Brussels made it clear their decision to delay new sanctions against Russia did not mean repealing them. In remarks to reporters following the talks on Monday,...

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev
    Feb09

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev

    The German chancellor insists that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the worsening fighting in Ukraine, while US hawks argue that Kiev needs to be empowered to defend itself against the Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    House members moving toward legislation for sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb09

    House members moving toward legislation for sending arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee are developing… …read more Source:...

    Obama and Merkel discuss Ukraine peace plans, U.S. considers supplying weapons
    Feb09

    Obama and Merkel discuss Ukraine peace plans, U.S. considers supplying weapons

    Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barak Obama discussed plans Monday to renew peace talks to end the ongoing fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama Says Russia Has Clearly Violated Agreement On Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama Says Russia Has Clearly Violated Agreement On Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama said after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington that it is clear Russia has violated a previous agreement on Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Explosion at Chemical Plant in Eastern Ukraine Sparks Fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at Chemical Plant in Eastern Ukraine Sparks Fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine—A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has surged despite a renewed diplomatic push for peace. In Washington, President Barack Obama held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reviving an elusive...

    Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?
    Feb09

    Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?

    Ukraine has had several cycles on the diplomatic merry-go-round, but the only result is more weapons in the hands of the so-described pro-Russia rebels. There is another round of diplomacy planned this week, an initiative by the German Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande. However, the early indication is that Russia’s strongman...

    Letter From Europe: A Gamble on Peace in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Letter From Europe: A Gamble on Peace in Ukraine

    If a European initiative fails to resolve the war in eastern Ukraine and the United States decides to provide lethal aid, it would split the Atlantic alliance. …read more Source: The New York...

    Big Challenges for G20 Leaders
    Feb09

    Big Challenges for G20 Leaders

    Security was tight as the G20 meeting got underway in Istanbul. Turkey’s neighbours Syria and Greece are causing headaches, as is unrest in nearby Ukraine. But the brave faces of European leaders were for once reflected by positive economic data. The ECB’s bond-buying plan has pushed up sentiment in the euro zone for a fourth straight...