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    Merkel, Hollande head to Moscow amid rising conflict in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Merkel, Hollande head to Moscow amid rising conflict in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are headed to Moscow on Friday to press for peace talks amid intensifying fighting in Ukraine. According to reports, the leaders will be making a proposal for a peace deal… …read more Source: The...

    Russia, European Powers Agree to Draft Ukraine Peace Plan
    Feb07

    Russia, European Powers Agree to Draft Ukraine Peace Plan

    The leaders of Russia, Germany and France agreed during late-night talks in Moscow to draw up a plan to end fighting in Ukraine as rebels wage a deadly offensive in the country’s east, officials said Saturday.A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that more… …read more Source:...

    Biden says Ukraine has right to defend itself against Russia
    Feb07

    Biden says Ukraine has right to defend itself against Russia

    MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday that Washington wanted a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine but… …read more Source:...

    Rebels, Ukrainian Forces Agree on Humanitarian Corridor
    Feb07

    Rebels, Ukrainian Forces Agree on Humanitarian Corridor

    Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities agreed Friday on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine as German and French leaders prepared to bring their peace plan to Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Biden backs Ukraine peace push, but wary of Russia’s words
    Feb07

    Biden backs Ukraine peace push, but wary of Russia’s words

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is backing the German-French diplomatic push to calm the crisis in Ukraine but says Russia will have… …read more Source:...

    Merkel: Germany, France to Use ‘All Power’ for Ukraine Peace
    Feb07

    Merkel: Germany, France to Use ‘All Power’ for Ukraine Peace

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and French President Francois Hollande will “use all our power” on their visit to Moscow to try and stop the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Hollande: ‘Rather strong’ autonomy for east Ukraine on the table
    Feb07

    Hollande: ‘Rather strong’ autonomy for east Ukraine on the table

    French President Francois Hollande, traveling to Kiev and Moscow with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said a deal to end the Ukraine crisis could include a demilitarized zone and greater autonomy for the separatist eastern region. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Biden backs Ukraine peace push, but wary of Russia’s words
    Feb07

    Biden backs Ukraine peace push, but wary of Russia’s words

    MUNICH (AP) — A flurry of diplomacy aimed at calming the conflict in Ukraine will bring German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other players together at a conference in Germany.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine peace deal uncertain, more weapons no solution: Angela Merkel
    Feb07

    Ukraine peace deal uncertain, more weapons no solution: Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s still not sure a deal – including a demilitarized zone – can be reached to calm the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Europe, U.S. Clash Over Ukraine Course
    Feb07

    Europe, U.S. Clash Over Ukraine Course

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing a sharp rebuke from a leading U.S. senator who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchange at a security conference in Munich pointed...