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    Merkel to brief Obama on four-party talks on Ukraine crisis
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Obama on four-party talks on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Chemical plant in eastern Ukraine catches fire
    Feb09

    Chemical plant in eastern Ukraine catches fire

    An armed conflict between Russia-backed separatists and government forces has killed more than 5,300 people and displaced more than a million. The rebel mouthpiece Donetsk News Agency said on Monday that the chemical plant to the west of the city was hit by a Ukrainian artillery shell but the fire was put out and it posed no danger. …read...

    Merkel to brief Obama on four-party talks on Ukraine crisis
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Obama on four-party talks on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to battle Russian-backed separatists more effectively. At issue is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support for the separatists...

    Chemical plant in rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine catches fire, reportedly after shelling
    Feb09

    Chemical plant in rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine catches fire, reportedly after shelling

    An explosion and fire have rocked a chemical plant outside a separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    German Chancellor to Hold Talks Monday with Obama on Ukraine
    Feb09

    German Chancellor to Hold Talks Monday with Obama on Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due in Washington Monday for talks with President Barack Obama on the fighting in Ukraine, amid intense diplomatic activity to end the crisis in the country. On Sunday, Merkel participated in four-way phone talks with the leaders of Ukraine, Russia and France on a French-German plan aimed at ending the surging...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb09

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the major market stories you need to read about today. Greece’s new prime minister won’t back down. Greece’s new leftist prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, said on Sunday he would not accept an extension to Greece’s current bailout, setting up a clash with EU leaders – who want him to do just that...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb09

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the major market stories you need to read about today. Greece’s new prime minister won’t back down. Greece’s new leftist prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, said on Sunday he would not accept an extension to Greece’s current bailout, setting up a clash with EU leaders – who want him to do just that...

    Leaders scramble to avert dramatic spiral in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Leaders scramble to avert dramatic spiral in Ukraine

    MUNICH — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Iran presses for progress in nuclear negotiations
    Feb09

    Iran presses for progress in nuclear negotiations

    MUNICH — As consultations continued here on a possible new cease-fire arrangement with Russia and Ukraine, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Sunday that Tehran does not favor another extension of the talks on limiting its nuclear program and expects economic sanctions to be quickly lifted if an accord is reached....

    Four-way emergency Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday
    Feb09

    Four-way emergency Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday

    Kiev (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France are pushing for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in eastern Ukraine.The four leaders discussed the meeting in a phone call Sunday as part of their efforts to achieve a “comprehensive settlement” in the...