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Putin: Ceasefire needed for Ukraine talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is necessary to create conditions for talks. Speaking to reporters in Normandy in remarks televised live on Russian television, Putin said he expects Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko to … read more

Obama and Putin had a 10-15 minute “informal conversation”

Obama and Putin had a 10-15 minute “informal conversation” at luncheon in France. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Friday on the sidelines of a lunch for world leaders attending D-Day commemoration ceremonies, marking their first face-to-face … read more

D-Day anniversary: World leaders and veterans attend the ceremony

BBC France’s president has launched the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations by paying tribute to those who died on a day that “changed the world”. Francois Hollande will later join the Queen and other world leaders and veterans at Ouistreham, one … read more

Obama offers military help to eastern Europe allies worried by Russia

By Roberta Rampton and Marcin Goettig WARSAW Tue Jun 3, 2014 9:26am EDT    U.S. President Barack Obama addresses during a joint press conference with Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski (R) at Belveder Palace in Warsaw June 3, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kuba … read more

3,000 migrants arrive on Italian coast in 24 hours

Italian boats have rescued nearly 3,000 migrants trying to reach Europe in the past 24 hours – as Italy’s government said almost as many migrants had arrived so far this year as in the whole of 2013 The navy said … read more

OSCE observers missing in east Ukraine

The five-member team went missing a day after pro-Russian rebels announced they were holding a separate four-member team of OSCE monitors. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe lost contact Friday with a five-member team in east Ukraine, where … read more