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Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

MINSK, Aug 27: Talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine apparently failed to make a major breakthrough towards ending brutal fighting in east Ukraine Wednesday (Aug 27) as strongman Vladimir Putin played down the entry by his troops into the former Soviet state. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Putin sat down for a crunch one-on-one in Minsk after ...Full Article

Hollande’s ally named economy minister in reshuffle

PARIS, Aug 27: Francois Hollande on Tuesday (Aug 26) installed a former banker and ally as economy minister in an emergency reshuffle seen as the “last chance” to haul ...Full Article

Long-term Gaza ceasefire goes into effect

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Aug 27: Celebrations erupted in Gaza on Tuesday (Aug 26) as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days ...Full Article

UN envoy says ‘war’ on Ebola could take six more months

FREETOWN, Aug 26: The UN’s Ebola envoy said on Monday (Aug 25) the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could take six more months, as its global ...Full Article

Ukraine’s President Poroshenko dissolves parliament

KIEV, Aug 26: Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Monday (Aug 26) dissolved parliament, calling for early elections on October 26 as his country continues to grapple with a pro-Russian ...Full Article

UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya: US officials

WASHINGTON, Aug 26: The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt, two US ...Full Article

Israel in deadly Gaza air raids, Egypt in new truce plan

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Aug 26: Violence reverberated across Gaza with Israel launching several deadly air strikes on Monday (Aug 25), while Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would ...Full Article

Thai king endorses coup leader as prime minister

BANGKOK, Aug 25: Thailand’s coup leader was formally endorsed as prime minister by the nation’s revered king on Monday (Aug 25), in a step towards forming a government to ...Full Article

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases

FREETOWN, Aug 25: The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first two cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries ...Full Article

Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Aug 25: Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza on Sunday (Aug 24), killing at least 16 people, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the bloody offensive ...Full Article