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The USA and Qatar are both committed to making sure that ISIL (Islamic State) is defeated, said President Barack Obama after he met with Amir of Qatar. “We have a very strong security relationship, Qatar is a strong partner in our coalition to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL,” Obama stressed.

Is it a turnaround for the French economy? According to official statistics, French unemployment dropped slightly from record highs. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the figures were “an encouragement to build on”.

“It should come as little surprise then that we continue to see fraud, after fraud, after fraud on Wall Street – since the individuals who engaged in the wrongdoing rarely, if ever, face any real consequences,” said Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York.

“The labor force participation rate is lower than most estimates of its trend, and wage growth remains sluggish, suggesting that some cyclical weakness persists. In short, considerable progress has been achieved in the recovery of the labor market, though room for further improvement remains,” said the Fed’s chair Janet Yellen.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister S. Abbas Araghchi recognized the importance of continuing the dialogue after new “discussions that focused on the need to resolve, as soon as possible, all outstanding issues related to Iran’s nuclear program.”

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, is excited about the encouraging results of one of EU-funded projects to tackle Ebola. “We have preliminary evidence that the antiviral drug ‘favipiravir‘ may be effective against early Ebola disease,” he said.

The FBI announced a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev for his alleged involvement as the administrator of the GameOver Zeus botnet, believed to be responsible for the theft of more than $100 million from businesses and consumers in the U.S. and around the world.

“Almost all OPEC countries, except perhaps the Arab bloc, are very uncomfortable,” Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister and president of OPEC, told the Financial Times.

Tax breaks for small and micro-sized businesses in China amounted $10 billion in 2014, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) revealed. Nearly 80 percent of urban jobs in China are provided by small companies.

“Will we wake up one day to learn we are at war?” VGTRK asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine. “I think that this apocalyptic scenario is highly unlikely, and I hope it never comes to that,” Putin answered.

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