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    In Burundi: Belgium cuts aid to government as EU sanctions hit
    Oct02

    In Burundi: Belgium cuts aid to government as EU sanctions hit

    Belgium, from which Burundi gained independence in 1962, said it was immediately halting aid programmes benefiting the government, including its support for the justice system. Former colonial power Belgium said on Friday it would halt some aid to the government of Burundi in protest at President Pierre Nkurunziza’s disputed third term as...

    Over Syria: Frosty faces as Hollande, Putin discuss differences
    Oct02

    Over Syria: Frosty faces as Hollande, Putin discuss differences

    Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting, according to UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. French President Francois Hollande and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had an in-depth discussion on Syria on Friday in which...

    Merkel and Hollande to meet Putin for Ukraine peace talks
    Sep30

    Merkel and Hollande to meet Putin for Ukraine peace talks

    French, German, Russian and Ukrainian leaders meet in Paris on Friday to try to inject new life into Ukraine’s peace process at a time when global …read more Source: The New...

    Putin to deploy military in Syria
    Sep30

    Putin to deploy military in Syria

    The Federation Council voted unanimously to give President Vladimir Putin approval to deploy Russia’s military in Syria. ||| Moscow – The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force....

    Broader probe could affect east of Ukraine
    Sep30

    Broader probe could affect east of Ukraine

    Court to probe suspected war crimes committed in bitter fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Moscow rebels that claimed thousands of lives …read more Source: Business...

    News24.com | Ukraine, rebels agree to tank withdrawal
    Sep30

    News24.com | Ukraine, rebels agree to tank withdrawal

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems. …read more Source:...

    ICG: Syrian gambit will not erase Putin’s Ukraine problem
    Sep29

    ICG: Syrian gambit will not erase Putin’s Ukraine problem

    If Russia really wants to pull out of Ukraine, it has to wind up a small but stubborn political local leadership and a quite large militia structure of at least 20,000 fighters. It will discover that separatist leaders have developed their own, usually corrupt, interests, and may not go quietly, and that fighters, abandoned to their own...

    News24.com | Ukrainian pilot says she was smuggled into Russia
    Sep29

    News24.com | Ukrainian pilot says she was smuggled into Russia

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, on trial for the murder of two Russian journalists, says she was captured by pro-Kremlin separatists and then smuggled into Russia. …read more Source:...

    Obama and Putin fail to make any breakthrough on Syria
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin fail to make any breakthrough on Syria

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship. On the biggest issue that divides them in Syria – the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad –...

    Bring it on: Porto’s Maicon relishing Costa duel in Champions League clash with Chelsea.
    Sep29

    Bring it on: Porto’s Maicon relishing Costa duel in Champions League clash with Chelsea.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – Porto captain Maicon is relishing the chance to face Diego Costa in his side’s Champions League clash with Chelsea. The 27-year-old centre-back, who has made 159 appearances for the club, admits that the Spanish international is many a defender’s nightmare due to his confrontational style, but...

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