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    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate
    Feb09

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate

    Merkel is against sending arms to bolster Ukraine’s fight against the Russia-aided separatists. …read more Source:...

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue
    Feb09

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue

    The White House released its long-overdue National Security Strategy (NSS) on Friday. Criticisms of the administration’s leadership failures have clearly gotten under the White House’s skin, because this is a document drowning in the term leadership. So we will “lead with purpose,” “lead with strength,” “lead by example,” etc. The...

    Obama and Merkel try to find common ground on Ukraine strategy
    Feb09

    Obama and Merkel try to find common ground on Ukraine strategy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen here with U.S. President Barack Obama in Brisbane, Australia in November, is in Washington Monday to discuss the politics of aiding Ukraine. Photo by REUTERS/Peter Parks/Pool WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential...

    Watch the Dramatic Explosion at Ukrainian Chemical Factory
    Feb09

    Watch the Dramatic Explosion at Ukrainian Chemical Factory

    Fighting in Ukraine took an explosive turn Sunday night when residents of Donetsk felt the repercussions of a major blast. …read more Source: ABC...

    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 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

    WASHINGTON—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. That was the unstated point of Monday’s meeting at the White House, where Merkel was to brief Obama on...

    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...

    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:...

    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:...