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The White House on Sunday night issued a statement on behalf of G-7 leaders that condemns Russia’s “clear violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” The countries — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States — handily criticized Russia in the announcement, noting the country’s actions in Ukraine “contravene the principles and vales on which the G-7 and the G-8 operation.” Here’s the full statement: We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission, join together today to condemn the Russian Federation’s clear violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, in contravention of Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter and its 1997 basing agreement with Ukraine. We call on Russia to address any ongoing security or human rights concerns that it has with Ukraine through direct negotiations, and/or via international observation or mediation under the auspices of the UN or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Secretary of State John Kerry is making no secret of the way the U.S. government feels about Russia’s recent military mobilization. Kerry called Russia’s invasion of Crimea and possible further expansion into Ukraine an “incredible act of aggression” Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation .
The United States Air Force is upgrading B61 nuclear bombs stationed across Europe. Those upgrades may violate the nation’s own nuclear regulations
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok signed a deal this morning to end the bloodshed that has taken over Kiev and the surrounding area this week. While they agreed on a coalition government and early presidential elections, there was one name that went ignored: Yulia Tymoshenko . Known for her persistence and perfecly coiffed blonde braid that wraps her head, Tymoshenko first emerged as the thorn in Yanukovych’s side when she co-led the Orange Revolution — a wave of protests and political events calling out an allegedly rigged presidential election in 2004 Read more…
Behind the Braid: Who Is Yulia Tymoshenko?
Anti-government protesters in Ukraine removed some barricades and ended their nearly three-month occupation of Kiev City’s Hall Sunday, as the deadline for an amnesty for hundreds of activists around the country neared. “All the formal requirements of the law for amnesty of the members of the protests in January and February have been fulfilled.
For the fourth straight night, students in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas battled with police Saturday and early Sunday. Protesters threw stones, while authorities had tear gas and water cannon in their arsenal The latest violence flared after supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro demonstrated in Caracas to call for peace following the deaths of three people killed in protests earlier this week, according to Reuters Protests against the Maduro government, which include students and hardline opposition leaders, have focused on complaints about crime, shortages of food and consumer goods, as well as alleged repression of political rivals. Read more..
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Valentine’s Day , and all couples are celebrating their love. Even Pope Francis joined the love-craze telling people to get married, while Ikea took a different — perhaps not as holy — approach to celebrating the day of love. Valentine’s Day is so big even politicians can’t escape it.
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Politicians Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Cheesy Tweets