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    G7 Summit Starts in Germany
    Jun07

    G7 Summit Starts in Germany

    The leaders of the world’s seven leading industralized nations meet in the Bavarian Alps, with continued fighting in Ukraine and the Greek debt crisis weighing heavily on the annual summit. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Obama in Germany for G7 Summit
    Jun07

    Obama in Germany for G7 Summit

    The leaders of seven major industrialized countries are in Germany for their annual summit, with issues as varied as the economy, climate change and world crises on their agenda. Traditional German music greeted U.S. President Barack Obama as he joined summit host Chancellor Angela Merkel for a visit to a local village Sunday morning. Within a...

    Ukraine Conflict Divides Families, Friends
    Jun06

    Ukraine Conflict Divides Families, Friends

    The conflict in Ukraine may have galvanized those who support a united, independent country, but it has also sewn divisions between them and neighbors, friends and family who lean toward Russia. The political tensions have severed relationships and even led some couples to seek divorce. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read more Source:...

    Obama to Focus on Russia, Islamic State at G-7
    Jun06

    Obama to Focus on Russia, Islamic State at G-7

    U.S. President Barack Obama heads to Germany Saturday for a meeting of the G-7 industrialized democracies that will, for a second year, exclude Russia. Although the summit is formally about trade, the Islamic State threat and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine are set to dominate the two-day gathering. VOA White House correspondent Luis...

    Several Injured, Including Police, at Ukraine Gay Rally
    Jun06

    Several Injured, Including Police, at Ukraine Gay Rally

    Opponents of gay rights in Ukraine’s capital attacked a gay pride march Saturday, leaving some people injured, including policemen. According to reports, assailants used smoke bombs and tear gas against marchers. Five officers and some marchers were hurt and some demonstrators were arrested. The march, organized under the banner...

    Obama to Rally Allies on Ukraine at G-7
    Jun06

    Obama to Rally Allies on Ukraine at G-7

    U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Germany Saturday for the two-day meeting of the Group of Seven, the world’s seven leading industrialized countries. While trade is the official agenda for the gathering, the crisis in Ukraine, including Russia’s annexation of the Ukraine’s Crimea is expected to be high on the agenda. Russia...

    Tensions Grow Over Russia’s ‘Secret’ EU Travel Blacklist
    Jun05

    Tensions Grow Over Russia’s ‘Secret’ EU Travel Blacklist

    The thing about secret lists is that you don’t know if you’re on one — until you find out you are. Germany’s conservative lawmaker Karl-Georg Wellmann learned this lesson the hard way. Arriving in Russia for an official visit last month, Wellmann ended up spending the night in the Moscow airport transit zone. Much to his...

    European Court Backs French Decision to Remove Life Support 
    Jun05

    European Court Backs French Decision to Remove Life Support 

    In a closely-watched case with implications far beyond France, Europe’s top rights court has backed Friday an earlier French ruling to take a man in a vegetative state off life support, but the battle is not over. Whether to take 38-year-old Vincent Lambert off life support has bitterly divided his family and France ever since 2008. That is...

    Mideast, Ukraine Crises Likely in G7 Lens
    Jun05

    Mideast, Ukraine Crises Likely in G7 Lens

    Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries convene their annual summit this weekend in Germany, where they are expected to discuss current crises, such as the wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, and long-term issues like climate change and the economy. For the second year, a key topic will be Russia’s involvement in Ukraine....

    US Defense Officials to Meet on Ukraine Following New Fighting
    Jun05

    US Defense Officials to Meet on Ukraine Following New Fighting

    Top U.S. defense officials and diplomats are gathering in Stuttgart, Germany on Friday to discuss how to counter Russian military actions in Ukraine and address concerns among allies about Moscow’s aggression, following an upsurge of fighting between the Ukrainian military and Russia-backed rebels. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will meet...

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