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FRANCE

Exclusive: Fabius warns of further sanctions against Russia

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the international community must be “firm” with Russia, warning that Russia could face further sanctions if it fails to change tack on Ukraine.

SENEGAL

First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal

Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, became the region’s fifth country to confirm a case of Ebola on Friday after a student arrived from neighbouring Guinea carrying the disease.

UKRAINE

Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid

Ukraine's embattled government said Friday it wants to join the Western military alliance as the UN said nearly 2,600 people have died in eastern Ukraine in the past five months, amid growing evidence of Russian involvement in intensified fighting.

SYRIA

Syrian refugees surpass 3 million, UN says

Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.

CANADA - RUSSIA

Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ‘tweet for tat’ row

Russia’s permanent mission to NATO on Thursday posted a map on Twitter showing the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia, in response to a map Canada published earlier to “help” Russian soldiers who keep getting “accidentally” lost in Ukraine.

USA - SYRIA

Obama has 'no strategy yet' on potential Syria strikes

US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops – the latest in a string of atrocities.

PAKISTAN

Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

Pakistan’s powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.

PERU

Peru seizes record 6.5 tonnes of Europe-bound cocaine

Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said on Thursday.

FRANCE

French businesses ‘hoping for a new Thatcher’

With the government in turmoil and the country’s economy in the doldrums, the mood at a gathering of thousands of French business leaders on Wednesday was a mix of frustration and cautious optimism.