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    Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan
    Feb07

    Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan

    Resurgent fighting in Ukraine has fueled fears the conflict is threatening Europe’s overall security. …read more Source: Global...

    Moscow talks on Ukraine peace end in uncertainty
    Feb07

    Moscow talks on Ukraine peace end in uncertainty

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande reportedly hope to revive a truce based on last September’s failed ceasefire. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama, Merkel to Look for Solution on Ukraine
    Feb07

    Obama, Merkel to Look for Solution on Ukraine

    After bidding for a peace deal with the Russians, German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington on Sunday for talks with President Barack Obama. The U.S. leader is considering providing lethal aid to Ukraine, something Merkel says her country will not do. Those differences will be on the agenda when she visits the White House. VOA White...

    Shivering, Hungry and Tearful in Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine
    Feb07

    Shivering, Hungry and Tearful in Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine

    A new separatist offensive and the government’s push to isolate the region are intensifying problems as the fiercest winter weeks arrive on the Ukrainian steppe. …read more Source: The New York...

    Merkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace
    Feb07

    Merkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in an attempt to move towards a peaceful solution in war-torn Ukraine, as debate over whether or not to arm Ukraine heats up. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia flexes muscles as Ukraine talks begin in Moscow
    Feb07

    Russia flexes muscles as Ukraine talks begin in Moscow

    The leaders of Germany and France arrive in Moscow to press for Ukraine peace talks, as Russian air force helicopters practice ‘precision’ shooting drills near the Ukrainian border. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Weekend Roundup: ISIS Savagery Taunts the World
    Feb07

    Weekend Roundup: ISIS Savagery Taunts the World

    The savagery of the Islamic State taunted the world once again this week, striking out at both geopolitically toothless Japan and the tribal kingdom of Jordan. Islamic State fighters beheaded the journalist Kenji Goto and revealed that, in an act of unfathomable cruelty, they had burned alive a captured Jordanian pilot. Last week Japan’s...

    Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan
    Feb07

    Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan

    A convoy of buses travel to evacuate civilians caught in the crossfire of fighting between government troops and Russian-backed separatists in the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine on Friday, Feb. 6… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan
    Feb07

    Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Biden is in Brussels on a one-day trip to meet EU and Belgian lea… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Source: ​Ukraine peace talks “substantive and constructive”
    Feb07

    Source: ​Ukraine peace talks “substantive and constructive”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, leaders of France and Germany to speak by phone Sunday on peace plan …read more Source:...