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Stalemate after Minsk II agreement
12/02/2016 - International report

Stalemate after Minsk II agreement

At the Minsk summit 12 months ago French President Hollande, Russian President Putin and Ukrainian President Poroshenko with German Chancellor Merkel agreed to a packaged peace deal that was meant to ...
Syria's second city, Aleppo is under increasing attacks as the country's civil war stretches into its sixth year, 5 February, 2016
11/02/2016 - EUROPE - Syria

Political pressure mounts for action to stop Syria's civil war

World leaders are holding meetings to try to end Syria's civil war.
Foundation Louis Vuitton, designed by American architect Frank Gehry, at its official opening on 27 October, 2014
10/02/2016 - FRANCE - CULTURE

Foundation Louis Vuitton lands top art collection showing

One of the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to go display in its entirety this October at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, according to French news agency AFP.
A self-defence group on Kiev's Maidan Square in June 2014
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa -UKRAINE

Ukraine asks French TV channel not to show documentary on far-right militias

A French documentary on the influence of far-right militias in the Ukraine conflict has caused a storm with the Ukrainian embassy in France asking TV channel Canal+ not to broadcast it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
25/01/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa

Macron in Moscow: France wants Russia sanctions lifted by mid-year

The French economy minister has announced that France will assist in lifting sanctions imposed by the West on Russia by summer this year.
Stan Wawrinka says his forehand has improved under the guidance of his coach Magnus Norman.
23/01/2016 - tennis

Wawrinka's strengths come to the fore at Australian Open

A day after his illustrious Swiss compatriot Roger Federer registered his 300th victory at a grand slam tournament, Stan Wawrinka chalked up a personal milestone by winning his 400th match on the ...
View of Ankara, Turkey
21/01/2016 - International

US Vice President to hold talks with Turkish leaders

US Vice President Joe Biden is due in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Over the next two days Biden will be holding talks with both Turkey's president and prime minister.
How Russians deal with the economic crisis
20/01/2016 - International report

How Russians deal with the economic crisis

Russia is in the throes of an economic crisis.
Sebastian Coe, IAAF's President, checks time ahead of a news conference by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) former president, Dick Pound, who heads the commission into corruption and doping in athletics, in Unterschleissheim near Munich, Germany, Janu
17/01/2016 - Sport-Athletics

Rebuilding trust in athletics will take time admits IAAF chief

The head of athletics' crisis-hit governing body, Sebastian Coe, on Sunday admitted that trust in the sport may not return until "way beyond" his four-year term.
Russia's Athletics Federation (ARAF) newly-elected president Dmitry Shlyakhtin leaves after a news conference following a meeting held to hear reports and elect new officials of ARAF in Moscow, Russia, January 16, 2016
16/01/2016 - Sport-Athletics

Russian doping: athletics body appoints anti-crisis chief

Russia's embattled athletics body on Saturday elected a new "anti-crisis" president, regional sports bureaucrat Dmitry Shlyakhtin.
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