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    EU backs four-way Ukraine talks as it weighs fresh sanctions
    Feb09

    EU backs four-way Ukraine talks as it weighs fresh sanctions

    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 Source: FOX...

    EU backs Ukraine talks,  weighs fresh sanctions
    Feb09

    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions

    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. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Monday that he hoped the peace talks “will help to get a real...

    EU Backs Ukraine Talks, Weighs Fresh Sanctions
    Feb09

    EU Backs Ukraine Talks, Weighs Fresh Sanctions

    EU backs four-way Ukraine talks as it weighs fresh sanctions …read more Source: ABC...

    Merkel to have quick meeting with Harper in Ottawa to brief him on Ukraine talks
    Feb09

    Merkel to have quick meeting with Harper in Ottawa to brief him on Ukraine talks

    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. and Europe over...

    EU backs Ukraine talks,  weighs fresh sanctions
    Feb09

    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine conflict: Vladimir Putin renews blame on West
    Feb09

    Ukraine conflict: Vladimir Putin renews blame on West

    The BBC’s James Reynolds found two civilians inside the eastern town of Vuhlehirsk, which fell to the rebels in the last few days the main story Ukraine crisis Ukraine’s crisis has been caused by the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin says, as he works on Franco-German proposals to end fighting between the government and...

    Ukraine seeks Canadian help – Envoy hopes for further assistance
    Feb09

    Ukraine seeks Canadian help – Envoy hopes for further assistance

    Ukraine’s top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada “can do more” to help his country, as Western nations debate providing weapons and other “lethal” military aid to government forces fighting Russianbacked rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Merkel to brief Harper on Ukraine talks
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Harper on Ukraine talks

    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. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb09

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Monday. 1. Newly leaked HSBC documents show that Swiss bankers helped clients avoid taxes and hide millions of dollars, according to a report by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists. 2. Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras said his government would not seek an...

    Britain accused Vladimir Putin of acting like a “tyrant” over Ukraine
    Feb09

    Britain accused Vladimir Putin of acting like a “tyrant” over Ukraine

    The comments, by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, were his toughest yet on Russia and came after he rejected a suggestion that Britain had become an “irrelevance” because it wasn’t directly involved in talks with Putin to end the Ukraine… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...