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Europe's Plan for Putin - Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

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Europe's Plan for Putin - Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

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Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

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Web users show solidarity with Iraqi Christians

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Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world specialist

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BUSINESS DAILY

Argentina braced for another debt default

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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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'What would you do?'

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GAZA STRIP

Deadly shelling strikes Gaza UN school

At least a dozen people were killed early Wednesday after tank shells hit a UN school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks, according to a Palestinian health official.

GAZA STRIP

Scores killed as Israel ramps up Gaza bombardment

Israel unleashed Tuesday its heaviest bombardment in a three-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control, such as government offices, and firing tank shells that shut down the strip’s only power plant.

HEALTH - WEST AFRICA

Graphic: Ebola spreads across West Africa

The Ebola outbreak that emerged in March has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation. The epidemic continues to expand with Nigeria confirming its first fatal case.

DIPLOMACY

US and EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions over Ukraine

Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of US penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

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.