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    Kerry and Poroshenko Meet in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry and Poroshenko Meet in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry and President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine held talks on what they said was continuing Russian aggression in the east of the country. …read more Source: The New York...

    French, German leaders push new Ukraine peace plan
    Feb05

    French, German leaders push new Ukraine peace plan

    Surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Floats Currency. It Sinks.
    Feb05

    Ukraine Floats Currency. It Sinks.

    Only yesterday, the Belarusian ruble was the year’s worst-performing currency in the world. Today, after Ukraine’s National Bank effectively floated …read more Source:...

    Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Russia to commit to a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine by halting its military aid for the separatists and backing a negotiated peace. He made the comments during a visit to Kiev. (Feb. 5) …read more Source: USA...

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO
    Feb05

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of foreign fighters from northern Africa. In his final appearance at a NATO meeting...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...