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    News Wrap: Kerry briefs Congress on nuclear deal framework to stave off Iran bill
    Apr14

    News Wrap: Kerry briefs Congress on nuclear deal framework to stave off Iran bill

    GWEN IFILL: The White House stepped up efforts today to win over Congress on the Iran nuclear deal, as lawmakers returned from their holiday recess. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed House members this afternoon, and plans to brief senators tomorrow. He’s trying to head off a bill that could bar President Obama from lifting some of the...

    Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons From Ukraine Front Lines Sought
    Apr14

    Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons From Ukraine Front Lines Sought

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France called for more heavy weaponry to be withdrawn from the front lines in eastern Ukraine, amid recent flare-ups in violence between government forces and Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine, Russia, Agree to Withdraw Tanks, Mortars, Small Artillery From Front Lines
    Apr14

    Ukraine, Russia, Agree to Withdraw Tanks, Mortars, Small Artillery From Front Lines

    BERLIN—Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlong conflict. Foreign ministers from the two countries — meeting with their French and German counterparts in Berlin — also agreed to support international...

    Ministers Agree To Extend Weapons Withdrawal In Ukraine
    Apr14

    Ministers Agree To Extend Weapons Withdrawal In Ukraine

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France have agreed to push ahead with the withdrawal of weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin Wins TIME 100 Reader’s Poll
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin Wins TIME 100 Reader’s Poll

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the winner of this year’s TIME 100 reader’s poll. Putin edged out rapper-singer CL (of the South Korean girl-group 2NE1) to claim the number one spot with 6.95% of the votes in the final tally. Pop stars Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five with 2.6%, 1.9% and 1.8% of the...

    Ukraine fighting escalates as diplomats bid opens to quell crisis
    Apr14

    Ukraine fighting escalates as diplomats bid opens to quell crisis

    Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday that its mission observed an intense clash with the use of tanks and heavy artillery as well as grenade launchers and mortars in the north of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. On Sunday alone, the OSCE recorded at least 1,166 explosions, caused mainly by artillery...

    Ukraine fighting flares after weeks of ceasefire
    Apr14

    Ukraine fighting flares after weeks of ceasefire

    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe observers report battles around Donetsk, including weapons that should have been withdrawn in Ukraine ceasefire …read more Source: Toronto...

    German Foreign Minister: Russia’s Return To G-8 Depends On Ukraine Deal
    Apr13

    German Foreign Minister: Russia’s Return To G-8 Depends On Ukraine Deal

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says Russia’s return to the top diplomatic table depends on the success of a peace initiative for Ukraine. Read More → …read more Source:...

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal
    Apr13

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

    Steinmeier said Monday’s talks, which he predicted would be lengthy, would focus on laying the groundwork for a local election in the rebel-occupied areas; restarting the process of exchanging prisoners of war; and improving the dire economic situation in eastern Ukraine. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal
    Apr13

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister said Monday that Russia’s return to the top diplomatic table depends on the success of a peace initiative… …read more Source:...