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    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev (+video)
    Feb10

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev (+video)

    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...

    Moscow Court To Rule On Extending Savchenko’s Pretrial Detention
    Feb10

    Moscow Court To Rule On Extending Savchenko’s Pretrial Detention

    A Moscow court is due to rule on February 10 whether to extend the pretrial detention of hunger-striking Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, Merkel Rally Behind Diplomacy In Ukraine Conflict
    Feb10

    Obama, Merkel Rally Behind Diplomacy In Ukraine Conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the West would proceed if talks this week fail. During a joint White House news conference, Obama dangled the...

    Stephen Harper won’t rule out sending lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Feb10

    Stephen Harper won’t rule out sending lethal weapons to Ukraine

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper declined to rule out supplying lethal military aid to Ukraine if diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the eastern part of that country fail. “We’ll look at all options,” Harper said, when asked if Canada would be in favour of a shift in aid to Ukraine from humanitarian...

    Obama, Angela Merkel at odds over arming Ukraine against Russia
    Feb10

    Obama, Angela Merkel at odds over arming Ukraine against Russia

    President Obama on Monday left open the door to providing lethal arms to Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russian rebels — a move that not only would signal greater U.S. involvement in the ongoing conflict but also may create a deep rift with key European allies. Mr. Obama publicly signaled that he’s … …read more Source: The...

    Merkel says Ukraine conflict cannot be solved militarily
    Feb10

    Merkel says Ukraine conflict cannot be solved militarily

    Speaking at a news conference in Canada, the German chancellor said he is not in favor of arming Ukrainian troops …read more Source:...

    Dems Push Obama to Run Guns to Ukraine
    Feb10

    Dems Push Obama to Run Guns to Ukraine

    Putin’s proxies have taken hundreds of square miles of Ukraine since the last “peace deal.” Top Democrats want their President to give the Ukrainians the weapons to fight back. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Obama weighs sending weapons to Ukraine as divide over Russia deepens
    Feb10

    Obama weighs sending weapons to Ukraine as divide over Russia deepens

    Merkel visits U.S. President, Harper, to discuss Franco-German peace plan ahead of Wednesday meeting …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Obama: No Decision Yet on Lethal Weapons for Ukraine
    Feb10

    Obama: No Decision Yet on Lethal Weapons for Ukraine

    As violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama says he has not yet decided whether to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine as it fights Russian-backed separatists. Mr. Obama made the comments in Washington on Monday alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Both leaders said they will continue to pursue a diplomatic solution...

    Merkel thanks Harper, Obama for diplomatic support on Ukraine
    Feb10

    Merkel thanks Harper, Obama for diplomatic support on Ukraine

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel before a bi-lateral meeting during a visit to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) OTTAWA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday night she is leaving North America having won support from the United...