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  • What conflict? Israeli election race pays scant attention to making peace with Palestinians

    Judging by Israel's election race, the decades-long conflict with the Palestinians is not an important issue. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers to focus on Iran, and moderate opponents prefer to attack the right-wing government on Netanyahu's...
  • Putin landmark visit to Egypt yields plan to build Arab country's first nuclear power plant

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart said on Tuesday that the two countries plan to jointly build Egypt's first nuclear power plant, as well as boost trade relations and investments. Putin's landmark two-day visit to Cairo,...
  • U.S., Nato must seek diplomatic resolution to Ukraine crisis

    PARIS -- Last Friday six major European newspapers, including The Guardian in Britain, Le Monde in France, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and others in Spain, Italy and Poland published six-page "Europa" special sections devoted to arguing that Europe is surrounded...
  • Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomatic effort to end Ukraine conflict, diverge on sending arms

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the West would proceed if talks this...
  • Explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city; Kiev says 1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has surged despite a renewed diplomatic push for peace. In Washington, President Barack Obama...
  • EU puts off new Russia sanctions for a week, awaits four-way Ukraine peace talks in Minsk

    The European Union decided Monday to temporarily hold off slapping sanctions on more Ukrainian separatists and Russians pending the outcome of possible peace talks this week. With the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine due to hold...
  • Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the West would proceed if talks this...
  • France, Germany hold out sanctions if Ukraine accords break

    France and Germany held out the possibility on Friday of sanctions if the Minsk accords to stabilize Ukraine are not respected. President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for respect for the cease-fire and withdrawal of heavy...
  • EU leaders start consulting on new Ukraine measures

    The European Union president is opening consultations with EU leaders to consider new steps to pressure separatists in eastern Ukraine and Russia to stick to last week's peace agreements. EU President Donald Tusk said Friday there had been "more than 300...
  • US, Britain say Libya needs government before weapons

    Two of the most powerful members of the U.N. Security Council are rejecting Libya's call to lift a U.N. arms embargo so it can defend itself against the Islamic State group, saying Thursday that the chaotic country needs a national unity government first....
  • Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses...