North Korea test-fires short-range missiles

February 8, 2015 1:32 PM

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North Korea test-fires short-range missiles

Germany's Angela Merkel dismissed the idea of arming Ukraine with weapons to combat pro-Russian separatists, following a Friday trip to Moscow to present a peace plan, Reuters reports.

President Barack Obama is reportedly considering arming Kiev against militants that Western powers say are being supported by Russia — a claim Moscow continues to deny. But European officials, and most vocally Merkel, do not believe a military standoff is the answer.

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