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RUSSIA

Russia defiant as US, EU unveil 'phase three' sanctions

Russia remained defiant Wednesday faced with the threat of tougher Western sanctions over the separatist insurgency in east Ukraine, warning that the measures would end up hurting the United States and the European Union as much as they do Russia.

USA

US rebounds to 4% growth in second quarter

US gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 4.0 percent rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department announced Wednesday, beating expectations as private investment and consumer spending appeared to be on the rebound.

LIBYA

France evacuates nationals, closes embassy in Libya

France has evacuated more than nearly 50 French and British citizens from Libya by ship and temporarily closed its embassy, French authorities said on Wednesday amid growing unrest in the north African country.

FRANCE

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens

Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city’s favourite tourist spots – the Tuileries gardens outside the Louvre museum.

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.