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    France, Germany back new peace plan for Ukraine
    Feb05

    France, Germany back new peace plan for Ukraine

    In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kyiv and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear could spark even wider hostilities. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin Invites Greece’s Tsipras To Russia Amid Ukraine, Economic Talks
    Feb05

    Putin Invites Greece’s Tsipras To Russia Amid Ukraine, Economic Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras to Russia as a gesture of goodwill after the two spoke during a phone call on Thursday to discuss expanding ties between their two economically deflated nations. Greece’s controversial anti-austerity prime minister is expected to visit Moscow on May...

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force
    Feb05

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force in response to Russian aggression …read more Source:...

    French, German leaders head to Ukraine with peace initiative
    Feb05

    French, German leaders head to Ukraine with peace initiative

    French, German leaders heading to Ukraine with new peace initiaitive …read more Source:...

    Glavin: The most aggravating thing about John Baird
    Feb05

    Glavin: The most aggravating thing about John Baird

    During a visit to Israel three years ago, the Jerusalem Post asked John Baird what he’d be doing with his life if he were not Canada’s foreign minister. “Likely working on a kibbutz,” Baird said. A joke, maybe, but only sort of, because if your prime minister sends you to Jerusalem to express unequivocal solidarity with what your...

    Oscar-nominated corruption film ‘Leviathan’ opens in Russia
    Feb05

    Oscar-nominated corruption film ‘Leviathan’ opens in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — It’s been lauded by critics yet trashed by Russian politicians, its actors praised for their performances but harassed by local officials. On Thursday, director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan,” a harrowing portrayal of small-town corruption, faces its toughest test yet as it plays in about 450...

    US, Allies Could Split Over Supplying Weapons to Ukraine
    Feb05

    US, Allies Could Split Over Supplying Weapons to Ukraine

    Several European defense ministers spoke out on Thursday against sending weapons to the Ukrainian army, pointing to a potential transatlantic split if Washington decides to supply arms. The United States is considering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, although no decision has been made, senior...

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine
    Feb05

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Plunges After Foreign Currency Auctions Scrapped
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Plunges After Foreign Currency Auctions Scrapped

    Ukraine’s hryvnia currency plunged about 30 percent against the dollar on Thursday, traders said, after the central bank abandoned the foreign currency auctions that had effectively pegged the exchange rate. The central bank scrapped the daily auctions, which had set an unofficial peg for banks to follow, and also raised its main interest...

    NATO commander: Arming Ukraine could backfire
    Feb05

    NATO commander: Arming Ukraine could backfire

    As the U.S. mulls lethal aid to Ukrainian troops, U.S. Gen. at helm of NATO warns it could “trigger” a reaction from Russia …read more Source:...