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    Europe And U.S. Clash Over How To Confront Putin On Ukraine
    Feb07

    Europe And U.S. Clash Over How To Confront Putin On Ukraine

    * Merkel says arming Ukraine would only worsen conflict * U.S. Senator Graham accuses Berlin of turning back on ally * Talks with Putin yield little beyond agreement to talk more * Merkel to fly to Washington Sunday for talks with Obama MUNICH, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that sending arms to help...

    Divisions on Display Over Western Response to Ukraine at Security Conference
    Feb07

    Divisions on Display Over Western Response to Ukraine at Security Conference

    Differences within the Western alliance over whether to send defensive arms to Ukraine were thrust into the open Saturday when Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said she bluntly opposed providing…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin criticises sanctions but says Russia does not want war
    Feb07

    Putin criticises sanctions but says Russia does not want war

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia is not at war and does not want war with anyone, but sharply criticised Western sanctions over Ukraine.”There’s no war, thank God. But there is definitely an attempt to curb our development,” Putin told trade union members. “But we don’t plan to...

    Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine
    Feb07

    Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

    The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s conflict a complicated puzzle
    Feb07

    Ukraine’s conflict a complicated puzzle

    By The Associated Press After an intense two days of shuttle diplomacy to develop a new plan for ending the fighting in Ukraine, officials from Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine are trying to refine proposals to be discussed on Sunday by the countries’ leaders. A look at where the conflict stands and key issues that must be resolved:...

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine deal
    Feb07

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine deal

    MUNICH (AP) — A flurry of diplomacy aimed at calming the conflict in Ukraine will bring German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other players together at a conference in Germany.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    France Pitches Ukraine Unarmed Zone, More Eastern Autonomy
    Feb07

    France Pitches Ukraine Unarmed Zone, More Eastern Autonomy

    MUNICH— German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she’s still unsure of reaching a deal to calm the crisis in Ukraine, which France’s president said could feature a broad demilitarized zone and greater autonomy for the separatist eastern region. Merkel and French President Francois Hollande traveled to Kiev Thursday and...

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine deal
    Feb07

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine deal

    MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she’s still unsure of reaching a deal to calm the crisis in Ukraine, which France’s president said could feature a broad demilitarized zone and greater autonomy for the separatist eastern region.Merkel and French President Francois Hollande traveled to Kiev Thursday and...

    Ukraine’s conflict a complicated puzzle
    Feb07

    Ukraine’s conflict a complicated puzzle

    After an intense two days of shuttle diplomacy to develop a new plan for ending the fighting in Ukraine, officials from Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine are trying to refine proposals to be discussed on Sunday by the countries’ leaders. A pact in September that called for a cease-fire and a pullback of heavy weapons failed to take hold,...

    Ukraine’s Conflict a Complicated Puzzle
    Feb07

    Ukraine’s Conflict a Complicated Puzzle

    As leaders sketch out peace plan for Ukraine, issues are many and complicated …read more Source: ABC...