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    Putin to join 4-way phone call on Ukraine peace plan
    Feb07

    Putin to join 4-way phone call on Ukraine peace plan

    MOSCOW — Talks among the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on a peace initiative for Ukraine ended early Saturday with an announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart would discuss a proposal to end the fighting in a four-way telephone call this weekend. The planned discussions Sunday involving Putin,...

    News Wrap: Hollande, Merkel go to Moscow for Ukraine talks
    Feb07

    News Wrap: Hollande, Merkel go to Moscow for Ukraine talks

    The post News Wrap: Hollande, Merkel go to Moscow for Ukraine talks appeared first on PBS NewsHour. …read more Source:...

    Rebels, Ukraine government forces jointly evacuate war-hit town
    Feb07

    Rebels, Ukraine government forces jointly evacuate war-hit town

    The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway junction, has been the epicenter of recent battles between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops. Separatist fighters have made advances, taking Vuhlehirsk, a rural settlement 6 miles to the west, as they sought to capture Debaltseve, which links by rail their two main...

    Rice Pudding
    Feb07

    Rice Pudding

    How you read U.S. President Barack Obama’s new National Security Strategy (NSS) will depend mostly on how you feel about the administration’s foreign policy to date. If you are an Obama admirer, you will see it as a reaffirmation of all the reasons you appreciate the president: his restraint, his prioritization of domestic issues, his...

    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

    MOSCOW — Talks among the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on a peace initiative for Ukraine ended early Saturday with an announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart would discuss a proposal to end the fighting in a four-way telephone call this weekend. …read more Source: Boston...

    Ukraine peace talks in Moscow
    Feb07

    Ukraine peace talks in Moscow

    A new diplomatic push to end the worsening conflict in eastern Ukraine is taking place in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine peace plan talks end without agreement
    Feb07

    Ukraine peace plan talks end without agreement

    Danielle HaynesMOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Talks between the leaders of France and Germany, and Russian President Vladimir Putin to reach a peace deal in Ukraine ended Saturday without resolution. …read more Source: United Press...

    Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles
    Feb07

    Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles

    E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama’s prayer breakfast, politicians weighing in on arming Ukraine and measles immunizations.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Would US Military Aid to Ukraine Push Putin to Escalate?
    Feb07

    Would US Military Aid to Ukraine Push Putin to Escalate?

    As the United States weighs arming Ukraine’s military to bolster its fight against Russia-backed separatists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have begun talks in Moscow to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis. VOA’s Carol Castiel probed the issue with two experts. Steven Pifer is a senior...

    5 Plunging Numbers That Explain the World This Week
    Feb07

    5 Plunging Numbers That Explain the World This Week

    With spiraling oil prices, crumbling economies, weakened leaders, and intensifying violence in Ukraine and the Middle East, we’re experiencing unusual volatility in markets and geopolitics. Here are five falling numbers that have broad-reaching implications. 1. Down to 1.38% There’s a huge difference between the current Greek crisis...