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  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the situation in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine is difficult but controllable (Interfax). A Ukrainian military spokesman added that Ukrainian forces have enough troops to stop Mariupol being seized – REUTERS
  • The UN says 43 peacekeepers in Golan Heights were detained by an armed group in Syria on Thursday. The UN is working for their release – REUTERS
  • Russia’s foreign ministry says sanctions imposed on the country by Switzerland are unfounded and are copying unfriendly steps by the US and EU – REUTERS
  • US President Barack Obama is to meet the National Security team at the White House on Thursday to discuss Islamic State, Iraq and Syria – WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL
  • Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski calls Russia’s movements in Ukraine “aggression”, says this is the most serious security crisis in decades – REUTERS
  • An NGO reports Islamic State jihadists have executed more than 160 soldiers in Syria – AFP

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  • Italy’s GDP shrinks in Q2

    Italy’s economy contracted in the second quarter of the year according to new government data. The… 08/08/08 20:21 CET

  • Oil and dollar pull up share prices

    Cheaper oil and metals helped pull European shares back from their earlier lows on Friday and they… 08/08/08 20:19 CET

  • RBS hit by writedowns

    Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its first loss in 40 years, and although it is one of the… 08/08/08 20:19 CET

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