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Kasparov to testify in France against Kazakh tycoon’s extradition

Kasparov to testify in France against Kazakh tycoon’s extradition

Chess legend Garry Kasparov said Thursday he planned to testify in a French court against the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia. Ablyazov, a former minister and banker turned fugitive, is wanted by Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan on embezzlement charges which he says were trumped up by his arch-foe, the president of his oil-rich nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev. […]

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Russia to Allocate $19 Mln to Fight Ebola in West Africa

Russia to Allocate $19 Mln to Fight Ebola in West Africa

MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) — Russia will allocate a total of 779.4 million rubles ($19 million) to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. “Since the start of the crisis, caused by the expansion of the Ebola virus, the Russian Federation has been consistently stepping up efforts to provide its support, including financial. Our […]

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Ethiopian Prime Minister defends policies, slams ICC

Ethiopian Prime Minister defends policies, slams ICC

ADDIS ABABA (AA) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday defended his government’s policies and accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “intimidating” African leaders. “Proof of this is the economic performance that made Ethiopia one of the fastest growing economies in the world,” Desalegn said at a parliamentary session. “In this fiscal year, our g rowth is projected […]

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Airports in France to check passengers for Ebola

Airports in France to check passengers for Ebola

PARIS (AA) – France is to start screening passengers arriving at airports from Ebola-stricken countries Saturday, as the number of deaths from the contagious virus approaches 4,500 worldwide. Health Minister Marisol Touraine told French radio LCI-Radio Classique on Thursday that a medical team at Roissy airport will check passengers arriving on Air France’s daily flight from Conakry, Guinea – one of the […]

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Russia Denies Reports of IS-related Intelligence Exchanges with US

Russia Denies Reports of IS-related Intelligence Exchanges with US

MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed media rumors about an agreement between Moscow and Washington to strengthen intelligence exchanges related to the fight against the Islamic State (IS). According to the ministry, this issue was addressed by US Secretary of State John Kerry during his meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris earlier […]

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Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to turn back the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries. The Emergency Operations Center in its report covering Wednesday noted two Ebola cases in the Koinadugu district, […]

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Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with his body fluids. Still, the two somehow contracted Ebola from the dying man. As health officials […]

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EU energy chief hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

EU energy chief hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top energy official says he’s cautiously optimistic about chances of a deal to secure gas supplies this winter for Ukraine and Europe as he prepares for new talks with Kiev and Moscow. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger plans to meet the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers and gas company chiefs in Brussels next Tuesday […]

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