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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine conflict at White House
    Feb09

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine conflict at White House

    The White House is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She and President Obama will discuss ways to handle conflict in Ukraine and find common ground. Bill Plante reports from the White House. …read more Source:...

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in… …read more Source:...

    Obama Faces Difficult Decision on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama Faces Difficult Decision on Ukraine

    President weighs whether to send arms to forces battling Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: U.S....

    FP’s Situation Report: Iraqi troops prepare to confront the Islamic State in urban areas; Iran and U.S. say now or never on nuclear deal; China inflates internal terror threats; and much more from around the world.
    Feb09

    FP’s Situation Report: Iraqi troops prepare to confront the Islamic State in urban areas; Iran and U.S. say now or never on nuclear deal; China inflates internal terror threats; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iraqi troops are taking the Islamic State fight to Sunni strongholds. Iraq’s military has found success in small villages and mostly sparsely populated places across the nation’s north. American military advisers now prepare to take on the tall task of trying to win back urban areas. The Washington...

    Ukraine conflict: Germany to oppose military aid for Ukraine
    Feb09

    Ukraine conflict: Germany to oppose military aid for Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue in Washington today against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source:...

    Germany Says Minsk Summit On Ukraine Not Yet Certain
    Feb09

    Germany Says Minsk Summit On Ukraine Not Yet Certain

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has raised doubts about the prospects of a four-way Ukraine peace summit on February 11, suggesting it is not yet certain the proposed gathering in Minsk will take place. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Merkel to urge caution in Washington as more Russian troops reportedly roll into Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel to urge caution in Washington as more Russian troops reportedly roll into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels in Washington on Monday in the face of intense U.S. Congressional pressure. Meanwhile, Ukraine military spokesman Andrily Lysensko told journalists that “1,500 Russian soldiers...

    Israeli Parties Hunt ‘Caviar Vote’ Before March Election
    Feb09

    Israeli Parties Hunt ‘Caviar Vote’ Before March Election

    In this seaside city once ruled by the Greeks and Phoenicians but now largely populated by Russians, the talk in the caviar-stocked delis and jewelry stores is of upcoming elections and Israel’s powerful Russian vote. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, more than one million Russian speakers moved to Israel, many of them...

    French Envoy: EU Holds off Adding Fresh Russia Sanctions, Awaiting Developments on Ukraine
    Feb09

    French Envoy: EU Holds off Adding Fresh Russia Sanctions, Awaiting Developments on Ukraine

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine
    Feb09

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine. …read more Source:...