Merkel: Europe can no longer rely on US and Britain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States and Britain were no longer reliable partners, according to Deutsche Welle. "The times when we could fully rely on others have passed us

Ukraine News Today May 20, 2017: President Poroshenko hopes G7 summit to express unity with Ukraine; Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 55 enemy attacks Friday; New batch of T-80 tanks to be sent to front line in Donbas

President Poroshenko hopes G7 summit to express unity with Ukraine Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects that G7 summit in Sicily would express the common position with Ukraine, reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. "It is important that this meeting is held before G7

Tillerson Asks Why U.S. Taxpayers Should Care About Ukraine

“Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” Tillerson asked foreign ministers discussing Russia’s intervention there at a Group of Seven gathering Tuesday in Lucca, Italy, according to Bloomberg. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who later recounted the exchange to reporters, said

Russia ‘could face sanctions’ over Syrian war

Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow, reports with reference to the BBC. The UK has suggested threatening tightly-focused sanctions on Russian and Syrian military officers. The moves follow the latest apparent use of

“Too much violence”: Obama urges G7 to resolve situation in Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama said that the G7 member states should continue to seek ways to resolve the situation in Ukraine, where a high level of violence is still being recorded, reports with reference to UNIAN. "We began to touch on

G7 summit: Japan urges to boost world infrastructures

Global economic woes and China's claims to the South China Sea have set the tone at the G7 summit in Japan. Overshadowing the annual event is a planned visit to Hiroshima by US President Barack Obama, Deutsche Welle reports. Japan welcomed leaders

G7 Foreign Ministers call to implement Minsk Agreements over Ukraine

April 11, foreign chiefs as a part of the ongoing two-day G7 meeting in Hiroshima denounced the illegal annexation of Crimea and stressed on a necessity to adhere by Minsk Agreements for peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, Interfax-Ukraine reports with

German Foreign Minister hopes for Russia’s return to G8

Russia may return to the Group of Eight (G8) but only on particular conditions, Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the German press agency DPA on Sunday on the verge of G7 foreign ministers meeting starting today in Hiroshima, UNIAN

G7 ambassadors to Ukraine call on Russia to immediately release Savchenko

The ambassadors of the G7 countries in Ukraine have aired their concern about Ukrainian captive pilot Nadia Savchenko's health and called on Russia to immediately free her, Interfax-Ukraine reports. "G7 Ambassadors in Ukraine express their serious concerns about the health of Nadia

Japanese PM wants to invite Putin to G7 summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, currently chair of the G7, said was willing to go to Moscow, or to invite Putin to Tokyo for talks, because Moscow’s help over crisis in the Middle East is very important, reports with reference to