Russia, West Reach Surprise Deal On Ukraine Crisis

Russia, West Reach Surprise Deal On Ukraine Crisis

Geneva (AFP) - Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and EU reached a surprise deal Thursday on de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis, in a ray of hope for the former Soviet republic t ...

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Russia’s Lavrov Announces Deal To “De-Escalate Tensions” In Ukraine

Russia’s Lavrov Announces Deal To “De-Escalate Tensions” In Ukraine

Geneva (AFP) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday announced a deal had been reached with Ukraine, the United States and the European Union to "de-escalate" danger ...

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Putin Makes Thinly-Veiled Invasion Threat As Ukraine Talks Open

Putin Makes Thinly-Veiled Invasion Threat As Ukraine Talks Open

Geneva (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly-veiled threat that coincided with the opening of crunch Geneva ta ...

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NATO Steps Up Operations In Response To Russian Buildup Near Ukraine

NATO Steps Up Operations In Response To Russian Buildup Near Ukraine

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The United States and its NATO allies agreed Wednesday to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy addit ...

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Putin: Russia May Invade Ukraine To Protect Locals

Putin: Russia May Invade Ukraine To Protect Locals

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Speaking live at his an ...

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UN Climate Report A ‘Wakeup’ For Entrepreneurs, Kerry Says

UN Climate Report A ‘Wakeup’ For Entrepreneurs, Kerry Says

Washington (AFP) - A new UN report tackling greenhouse-gas emissions should serve as a "wakeup call" for entrepreneurs, especially in the energy sector, U.S. Secretary of State Jo ...

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Israel’s Netanyahu Orders Officials To Halt Ties With Palestinians

Israel’s Netanyahu Orders Officials To Halt Ties With Palestinians

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Relations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders continued a downward spiral Wednesday with a new Israeli directive to its min ...

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U.S. Sees Russian Agents Behind East Ukraine Unrest

U.S. Sees Russian Agents Behind East Ukraine Unrest

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of sending its agents to stoke a flaring secession crisis in eastern Ukraine that Moscow itself conceded coul ...

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U.S. Scrambles To Save Imperiled Middle East Peace Talks

U.S. Scrambles To Save Imperiled Middle East Peace Talks

By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM -- U.S. officials on Wednesday clung to the idea of revived Middle East peace talks even after tit-for-tat provocations by the ...

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Frustrated Kerry Urges Leadership From Israel PM, Abbas

Frustrated Kerry Urges Leadership From Israel PM, Abbas

Jerusalem (AFP) -- A frustrated U.S. Secretary of State demanded Thursday action from recalcitrant Israeli and Palestinian leaders, saying it was time for them to demonstrate lead ...

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