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    EU holds off on new Russian sanctions until Minsk meeting on Ukraine
    Feb09

    EU holds off on new Russian sanctions until Minsk meeting on Ukraine

    The EU foreign ministers are throwing their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Merkel, Obama, try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel, Obama, try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine

    By STEVEN R. HURST read more …read more Source: CNS...

    EU Delays Sanctions Amid Push for Ukraine Deal
    Feb09

    EU Delays Sanctions Amid Push for Ukraine Deal

    European Union foreign ministers delayed for a week the implementation of sanctions against a new group of individuals and companies in Russia and eastern Ukraine, citing momentum behind a new peace initiative, EU officials said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Obama, Merkel aim to keep united front amid dispute over arming Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel aim to keep united front amid dispute over arming Ukraine

    A previously scheduled Monday morning White House meeting between President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken on greater… …read more Source:...

    Explosion at chemical plant in east Ukraine
    Feb09

    Explosion at chemical plant in east Ukraine

    A strong explosion was reported at a Donetsk chemical goods plant in eastern Ukraine, the city’s website reported Monday. …read more Source:...

    Merkel to meet Obama as arming Ukraine debated
    Feb09

    Merkel to meet Obama as arming Ukraine debated

    As the deadly violence in Ukraine ramps up, so does the international scramble to find a solution. …read more Source:...

    Merkel to brief Harper on Ukraine talks
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Harper on Ukraine talks

    OTTAWA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Ottawa later today to give Prime Minister Stephen Harper an update on her frenzied transatlantic shuttle diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis.Merkel will be in Washington earlier today for a previously scheduled meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, amid reports of a rift between the U.S....

    EU Puts Off Fresh Russia Sanctions Awaiting Minsk Talks
    Feb09

    EU Puts Off Fresh Russia Sanctions Awaiting Minsk Talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union decided Monday to hold off temporarily on slapping sanctions on more Russians and Ukrainian separatists and await the outcome of possible peace talks later this week. With the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine due to hold negotiations in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday, the EU has held off placing...

    Obama’s Ukraine Policy At Crossroads As Fighting Rages On
    Feb09

    Obama’s Ukraine Policy At Crossroads As Fighting Rages On

    By Warren Strobel, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON/MUNICH, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Russian-backed rebels’ violent offensive in eastern Ukraine leaves President Barack Obama with perplexing and urgent choices, but aides say he will exercise his typical caution in deciding his next move. Should Obama provide lethal weaponry to...

    Explosion hits chemical plant in rebel-held Ukrainian city
    Feb09

    Explosion hits chemical plant in rebel-held Ukrainian city

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...