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    Merkel to brief Obama on 4-party talks on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Obama on 4-party talks on Ukraine

    Obama and the German chancellor are slated to meet at the White House, amid a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine as explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city
    Feb09

    1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine as explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Rebels said the plant was hit by government shelling. …read more Source: CTV...

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in… …read more Source:...

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine conflict at White House
    Feb09

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine conflict at White House

    The White House is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She and President Obama will discuss ways to handle conflict in Ukraine and find common ground. Bill Plante reports from the White House. …read more Source:...

    Russian assets rise on hopes of Ukraine solution
    Feb09

    Russian assets rise on hopes of Ukraine solution

    Russia’s ruble firmed and shares rose, supported by the prospect of further diplomacy to find a solution to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    EU puts off fresh Russia sanctions awaiting Minsk talks
    Feb09

    EU puts off fresh Russia sanctions awaiting Minsk talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama Faces Difficult Decision on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama Faces Difficult Decision on Ukraine

    President weighs whether to send arms to forces battling Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine conflict: Germany to oppose military aid for Ukraine
    Feb09

    Ukraine conflict: Germany to oppose military aid for Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue in Washington today against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source:...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iraqi troops prepare to confront the Islamic State in urban areas; Iran and U.S. say now or never on nuclear deal; China inflates internal terror threats; and much more from around the world.
    Feb09

    FP’s Situation Report: Iraqi troops prepare to confront the Islamic State in urban areas; Iran and U.S. say now or never on nuclear deal; China inflates internal terror threats; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iraqi troops are taking the Islamic State fight to Sunni strongholds. Iraq’s military has found success in small villages and mostly sparsely populated places across the nation’s north. American military advisers now prepare to take on the tall task of trying to win back urban areas. The Washington...

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine
    Feb09

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine. …read more Source:...