TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — The restored chief of the Market Basket supermarket chain told workers at company headquarters in Massachusetts that he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control of the company.
By Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe should respond to the apparent escalation of the conflict in Ukraine by agreeing to further sanctions against Russia at a European Union summit this weekend, two senior German lawmakers close to Chancellor Angela Merkel told Reuters on Thursday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east. Accusations of direct Russian support for the separatist rebels in Ukraine have prompted Western governments to impose sanctions on Moscow, despite its vehement denials. "It's important that the EU and the West react to this military escalation by Putin," said Norbert Roettgen, chairman of parliament's foreign policy committee and senior member of parliament for Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU).