Wednesday, September 3, 2014   

Merkel pushes Putin to do more for Ukraine
(06-04 20:05)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing Russian President Vladimir Putin to do more to rein in rebels in Ukraine and is renewing a threat of further sanctions if Moscow doesn't change its behavior.
Merkel told German lawmakers before Wednesday's Group of Seven summit Russia must return from confrontation to cooperation but recent events paint "at best a mixed picture.''
Merkel says Russia is key to deescalating the situation and it's important to establish contact between Putin and Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.
The German leader said that Russia failing to prevent fighters and ammunition crossing its border is contributing to destabilization. She said:"If this doesn't stop, we will not shy away from imposing further sanctions.'' --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO (09-02 19:07)
Uber car pick-up service banned in Germany (09-02 19:00)
Dutch foreign ministerb may get EU Commission job: reports (09-02 18:48)
British deputy PM criticizes ill boy case (09-02 17:59)
'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN (09-02 17:55)
Japan sailor kills self for suspected bully: military (09-02 12:14)
Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay (09-02 12:13)
Australian father charged with abusing surrogate twins: report (09-02 11:44)
UK rights activist on trial in Thai court (09-02 11:10)
Spanish judge extends detention of ill British boy's parents (09-02 11:05)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.