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    Lavrov Urges Ukraine Cease-fire as Parties Hold Talks
    Sep01

    Lavrov Urges Ukraine Cease-fire as Parties Hold Talks

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says talks Monday in Belarus should focus on an immediate, unconditional cease-fire in Ukraine. The meeting in Minsk involves representatives from Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It was not clear if pro-Russian separatists would also take part. Lavrov also said...

    Obama to Reassure NATO Baltic States
    Sep01

    Obama to Reassure NATO Baltic States

    President Barack Obama leaves Tuesday for a trip to Estonia and later Wales, in Britain, for a gathering of leaders of NATO countries. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Russia’s latest actions in Ukraine are making the trip an especially important one. …read more Source: Voice of...

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President
    Aug31

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President

    The European Union chose new leadership Saturday, announcing Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Turk as its new council president. EU leaders chose Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to succeed Catherine Ashton as head of foreign policy for the 28-nation bloc. Former Belgian Prime Minster Herman Van Rompuy, who currently heads the...

    EU Weighs Stricter Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
    Aug30

    EU Weighs Stricter Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    The European Union is prepared to toughen sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but wants a political deal to end the confrontation, its leader said Saturday. “We are ready to take very strong and clear measures, but we are keeping our doors open to a political solution,” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso...

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault
    Aug30

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault

    After NATO concluded an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the country is struggling to contain heavy fighting near the strategic port of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Separatist rebels are trying to capture the city, allegedly with Russian military help, and Ukraine’s defense forces are digging in. VOA’s Daniel...

    Analysts: France, Germany at Forefront of EU Foreign Diplomacy
    Aug29

    Analysts: France, Germany at Forefront of EU Foreign Diplomacy

    As European leaders return from summer holiday to hold their first summit amid multiple international crises — in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine — the bloc’s two economic heavyweights, France and Germany, are also emerging as the EU’s foreign policy leaders. Instead of competing for primacy, experts say Paris and Berlin are...

    Disappearing Eurozone Inflation Set to Heighten European Central Bank Concerns
    Aug29

    Disappearing Eurozone Inflation Set to Heighten European Central Bank Concerns

    Eurozone inflation dropped as expected to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy intervention. Consumer prices in the 18 countries using the euro rose by just 0.3 percent year-on-year in August, the smallest increase since October 2009,...

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East
    Aug29

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

    Ukrainian security officials on Friday said Russian forces have tightened their control on territory in eastern Ukraine after crossing the border to support separatist rebels. Meanwhile, a new United Nations report documents serious human rights abuses committed by both sides in the conflict. Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko...

    NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Ukraine Operations
    Aug29

    NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Ukraine Operations

    NATO condemns what it calls Russian efforts to destabilize Ukraine, charges Moscow dismisses as ‘conjecture.’ VOA’s Jeff Custer reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NATO to Meet on Ukraine as Condemnation of Russia Mounts
    Aug29

    NATO to Meet on Ukraine as Condemnation of Russia Mounts

    NATO holds an emergency meeting in Brussels Friday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, as Western leaders offered a growing condemnation of Russian-backed violence in the eastern part of the country. President Barack Obama said Thursday it is “plain for the world to see” Russian forces have entered eastern Ukraine. He accused Moscow of...

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