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    Merkel in middle of U.S.-Russia standoff
    Feb09

    Merkel in middle of U.S.-Russia standoff

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has positioned herself as the diplomatic envoy between the West and Russia but there is currently no clear path towards ending the escalating Ukraine violence. …read more Source:...

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine

    Obama, however, sounded skeptical about the unintended consequences of sending weapons to an army that is so overpowered by Russian forces. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces

    WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made clear he was some way from a decision on whether to arm Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, saying on Monday he still hoped for a diplomatic solution. ”The measure by which I make these decisions is: ‘Is it more likely to be effective than...

    What you need to know about the HSBC scandal
    Feb09

    What you need to know about the HSBC scandal

    (AP Photo) LONDON — HSBC’s Swiss private bank hid millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities around the world as it colluded to help them dodge taxes, according to a report based on leaked documents that lifts the veil on the country’s banking secrecy. The report, published Monday, suggests the bank, which...

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus
    Feb09

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus

    Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are launching the Senate Ukraine Caucus to boost ties between Washington and Kiev.The move comes as pressure grows on the Obama administration to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine’s military to… …read more Source: The...

    Obama Seeks Last Push for Ukraine Peace
    Feb09

    Obama Seeks Last Push for Ukraine Peace

    President Obama said he would allow one last push for peace to play out before deciding whether to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, as he and German Chancellor Merkel pledged to continue to working together. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian pilot
    Feb09

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian pilot

    European Union foreign ministers have launched plea for Russia to free Ukrainian air force officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Crisis: Critical Week For Diplomacy As US, Europe Find Unity Elusive
    Feb09

    Ukraine Crisis: Critical Week For Diplomacy As US, Europe Find Unity Elusive

    Monday’s meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama marks the start of a critical week for Western countries trying to resolve the deteriorating crisis in eastern Ukraine. Deep uncertainty remains over whether Russia will accept a peace deal brokered by France and Germany and, if talks falter, whether...

    Obama, Merkel Stress US-Germany Alliance Despite Disagreement on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel Stress US-Germany Alliance Despite Disagreement on Ukraine

    The staunch allies cannot agree on supplying deadly arms to Ukraine, with Merkel vowing to give diplomacy one more chance. …read more Source: U.S....

    Obama and Merkel declared that Russian Aggression in Ukraine has only Reinforced the Unity of the U.S. and Europe
    Feb09

    Obama and Merkel declared that Russian Aggression in Ukraine has only Reinforced the Unity of the U.S. and Europe

    Still, Obama held open the prospect that if a new round of diplomacy this week fails, the U.S. could send Ukraine’s beleaguered military defensive weaponry. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...