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    Pulse List: Top 5 highest paid African players in Ligue 1
    Dec20

    Pulse List: Top 5 highest paid African players in Ligue 1

    Pulse list of the top five highest paid African players in French senior division, Ligue 1. The French Ligue 1 for years has been a regular hub for African footballers and on this list we break down the top five biggest earners from the continent. All figures published on this list are from French sports daily L’Equipe.1. Nicolas...

    NATO: Security body urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce
    Dec20

    NATO: Security body urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce

    Provisions in the ceasefire deal call for the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. NATO on Monday urged Russia to use its clout with insurgents in eastern Ukraine to make a troubled truce stick, as the two sides held talks to defuse the worst tensions since the Cold War.But NATO said gaps with Moscow remained wide...

    Christine Lagarde: Trailblazing woman at the IMF
    Dec19

    Christine Lagarde: Trailblazing woman at the IMF

    However, in what might prove crucial for Lagarde's IMF future, the court ruled she will not be fined or face a jail sentence. Christine Lagarde is a high-flying former lawyer who rose to become the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund but who may find her stellar career blemished by a conviction for negligence.The...

    Putin, Abe: Leaders signal no resolution on island dispute
    Dec16

    Putin, Abe: Leaders signal no resolution on island dispute

    "It would be naive to think we can solve this problem in an hour," Putin said at a joint press conference with Abe. Russia and Japan on Friday signalled there was no resolution after a two-day summit to a decades-long territorial dispute that has blocked them from achieving a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities.Russian...

    Japan, Russia: Countries wrap up peace treaty summit
    Dec16

    Japan, Russia: Countries wrap up peace treaty summit

    Our work together on the economic front will help us create a foundation to improve relations," he said. Japan and Russia on Friday struck economic deals to build confidence towards a peace treaty to formally end World War II that has been prevented by a spat over Russian-occupied islands claimed by Tokyo.The second and final day of talks in...

    Putin: President’s victory? Russia’s role in recapturing Aleppo
    Dec15

    Putin: President’s victory? Russia’s role in recapturing Aleppo

    The damage was done and any chance of pushing the US to coordinate forces in Syria evaporated. When Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the Kremlin’s bombing campaign in Syria last year to back up leader Bashar al-Assad, the regime’s forces were being pushed back.Now Damascus is celebrating its biggest victory in over five years...

    Trump: President-elect ally Italy says Syria endgame to shape EU-Russia ties
    Dec14

    Trump: President-elect ally Italy says Syria endgame to shape EU-Russia ties

    Gentiloni was speaking before a parliamentary vote of confidence for his new government line-up on Tuesday evening. Italy’s new prime minister sees EU relations with Russia being “defined” by unfolding events in Syria and a Donald Trump-led United States as his top ally on the global stage.Paolo Gentiloni, the successor to...

    Ukraine: Merkel, Hollande want to extend Russia sanctions over country
    Dec13

    Ukraine: Merkel, Hollande want to extend Russia sanctions over country

    "There appears to be consensus," said this official, adding that a formal deal to prolong sanctions could be clinched in January. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of a Brussels summit that will discuss...

    Donald Trump: President elect taps Tillerson for Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Donald Trump: President elect taps Tillerson for Secretary of State

    Trump praised the 64-year-old Republican as one of the world’s most successful businessmen. In a Tuesday statement US president-elect Donald Trump confirmed his pick of the ExxonMobil head as secretary of state.Citing Rex Tillerson’s business acumen and “broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics,”.Trump praised the...

    Putin: Russian president heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands
    Dec13

    Putin: Russian president heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands

    Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II.Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the ice on an...

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