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  • G7 warns Russia of more sanctions if Ukraine crisis escalates

    March 24, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Russia on Monday it faced damaging economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin takes further action to destabilize Ukraine following the seizure of Crimea.

    Leaders of the Group of Seven summit, meeting without...

  • Syria agrees to Russian initiative

    September 10, 2013 | 9:16 am

    If it really was just an offhand remark by the U.S. Secretary of State that gave Russia the chance to play peacemaker in the Syrian conflict, Moscow is certainly not letting on.

    Instead it is presenting this week's proposal for Syria to put its chemical arms under international...

  • Putin basks in isolation over Syria as Obama’s charm falls flat

    June 19, 2013 | 10:24 am

    At the end of a tense two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama - slumped over and serious - tried to lighten the mood with a joke about their favorite sports.

    "And finally, we compared notes on President Putin's expertise in judo and my declining...

  • Russia’s Putin torpedoes G8 efforts to oust Assad

    June 18, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    Russia's Vladimir Putin derailed Barack Obama's efforts to win backing for the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a G8 summit on Tuesday, warning the West that arms supplied to the rebels could be used for attacks on European soil.

    After two days of intense talks that...

  • April 10, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 10, 2013 | 3:49 am

    The US

    Headline: United States mulls stepped up aid for Syria as G8 meets

    To Read: According to Military analyst and Iran specialist Bryan Prior, the sanctions against Iran can help US interests in many more ways besides delaying Iran's nuclear program:

    This is not to say...

  • 1967 lines reference pulled from G8 statement at Canada’s request

    May 27, 2011 | 8:03 am

    A reference to the 1967 lines as the basis for a future border was reportedly removed at Canada’s request from a G8 summit statement calling for renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

    Reuters cited unnamed diplomatic sources who said that the language was stricken at Canada’s...

  • G8 calls for release of Gilad Shalit

    July 9, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    The Group of Eight leading industrialized nations called on Thursday for the immediately release of Gilad Shalit, after Egyptian-brokered talks to secure the kidnapped Israeli soldier’s release had come to a standstill.

    The G8, meeting in Italy, also called for the immediate opening of the Gaza Strip’s border crossings to allow the entry of humanitarian aid, goods and people into the Hamas-ruled territory. The nations added that this move must not compromise Israel’s safety. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.