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Four die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN: Four Moldovan nationals were killed on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by the French army crashed off Ivory Coast, firefighters said. Another six people were injured in the crash of the Antonov aircraft which had 10 people on board, firefighter Colonel Issa Sakho told local television. Four French nationals were among the injured, a French military source said, indicating that the plane had been chartered as part of the anti-militant Operation Barkhane. "There were 10 people on board, Moldovans…

EU signs trade pact with Ukraine, ceasefire extended by 72 hours

BRUSSELS: The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday. Shortly after returning to Kiev from Brussels where he signed the pact, Poroshenko announced on his website that Ukraine had extended a ceasefire by government forces against pro-Russian separatist rebels by 72 hours until 10 p.m. on Monday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Brussels…