Merkel to meet Obama; Ukraine conflict tops agenda

  • Germany’s Angela Merkel has arrived in the US where she will hold talks with President Obama over the escalating Ukraine crisis.

    There appears to be a rift between the two countries over how best to tackle the crisis, with the German chancellor opposed to the idea of sending arms to Ukraine’s government.

    But Obama is coming under increasing pressure to offer some kind of military assistance to the beleaguered Ukrainian troops, who are battling an increasingly assertive rebel force.

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