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Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

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Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

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Ebola virus: Liberia shuts most border points

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FRANCE

Rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs born in French zoo

Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species of which only about 700 remain in the wild, the head of the zoo said Tuesday.

LIBYA - FRANCE

France evacuates its nationals from Libya

France was evacuating its nationals from Libya on Tuesday amid increasing lawlessness and unrest, a government source said, after similar moves by other European nations.

AFGHANISTAN

Karzai’s cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack

President Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor’s office in the southern province of Kandahar said.

ARGENTINA

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Israeli strikes target symbols of Hamas power

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday, in the heaviest bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

USA - RUSSIA

US says Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile

The United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accused Moscow of violating a Cold War era arms control treaty.

LIBYA

Libya oil tanker fire blazes out of control

A huge fire engulfed Libya’s biggest fuel storage facility in the capital city of Tripoli on Monday. Authorities have called for international assistance in fighting the blaze.

SPAIN-FOOTBALL

French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann, one of France’s most promising football stars, is ready to sign a transfer deal with Atletico Madrid following his impressive campaign with Les Bleus at the World Cup in Brazil.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Israel warns of ‘prolonged’ campaign in Gaza

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a lengthy military operation in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired mortars from the enclave, killing four people in the Jewish state.

FRANCE-IRAQ

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

French leaders have announced they are adopting added measures to help Iraqi Christians, with support growing in France for the religious minority being run out of their homeland in northern Iraq by ISIS jihadists.

MOROCCO - FRANCE

Moroccan police arrest French al Qaeda recruiter

Moroccan police arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers at the weekend on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al Qaeda, authorities said.

CINEMA

Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Lucy’ tops US box office

French movie-maker Luc Besson’s new action-packed sci-fi thriller “Lucy” topped the US box office at the weekend, collecting $44 million in ticket sales. In the film, Scarlett Johansson plays the role of a woman who has a super-powered brain.

LIBERIA

Liberia tightens border controls to curb Ebola outbreak

The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across West Africa.

FRANCE

Thousands gather in Marseille in support of Israel

In the first major pro-Israeli demonstration in France since hostilities erupted in the Gaza Strip earlier this month, thousands of people took to the streets of Marseille on Sunday, chanting “Israel has the right to defend itself.”

AUSTRIA

The centenary of Austria-Hungary’s calamitous last hurrah

Patriotic crowds had been massing for hours outside newspaper offices in Vienna when Emperor Franz Joseph’s proclamation of war against Serbia - only later recognised as the start of World War I - finally came on the evening of July 28, 1914.

ETHIOPIA

Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

One hundred and sixty kilometres from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a French tradition has been exported to east Africa as merlot, syrah and chardonnay grapes grow in vineyards sprawling out across the countryside.

AIR ALGÉRIE FLIGHT AH5017

France honours those lost on Air Algérie Flight AH5017

Flags flew at half-mast from government buildings across France on Monday in honour of the victims of Air Algérie Flight AH5017, which crashed last week in northern Mali with 118 people on board, 54 of them French.

UKRAINE

Video: Slaviansk mourns mass grave victims

Weeks after separatist rebels were driven from their former stronghold of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine, the city’s residents are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the fighting.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

RELIGION

Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr festival

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in many countries around the world, including Gulf states and France.