- Snickers, Pringles, energy drinks and non-alcoholic beer are among the products that shopkeepers in Isis-controlled Syria have started to stock at the demand of foreign jihadis claiming to create an Islamic caliphate
- Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, said he wished he had more closely scrutinised tax deals with multinationals while prime minister of Luxembourg for which he has faced criticism
- The growing insecurity in the semi-desert Sahel region that stretches south of the Sahara is testing France, which has deployed 3,000 troops to cover a vast area that is a hotbed of jihadi insurgencies
- The small eastern European nation of Moldova, a former Soviet republic, votes on Sunday in a parliamentary election that has become a referendum on whether its geopolitical future lies in the orbit of Europe or Russia
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