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  1. EU leaders set to agree new Russia sanctions - Financial Times


    EU leaders set to agree new Russia sanctions
    Financial Times
    José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, said EU leaders would agree new sanctions against Russia at a Brussels summit on Saturday, arguing the Kremlin needed to face the consequences for escalating the war in Ukraine.

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  2. Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa - BBC News


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    Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa
    BBC News
    The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger. Speaking to the BBC, Thomas Thabane said he would return from South Africa, which surrounds Lesotho, "as ...
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  3. Six Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight the Islamic State - Politico


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    Six Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight the Islamic State
    Politico
    After a summer in which Islamic State militants have rampaged through Iraq and Syria, declared an Islamic caliphate, recruited extremists from abroad and claimed credit for decapitating American journalist James Foley, President Obama vowed earlier this ...
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  • The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.
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  • Ukraine's president says his country is "close to a point of no return - full scale-war", as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia.
  • Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.
  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.

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