Ukraine’s economy hits rock bottom

The Ukrainian economy is set to contract 12 percent this year, while inflation is forecast to reach 50.8 percent, according to the World Bank.The main reasons for the slowing economy and rising inflation are the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine and a fall in trade with Russia.

Hollande on his way to the Parliament |EPA/MICHEL EULER

The End of Europe as We Knew it

French President François Hollande called Monday for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss a joint response to terrorism, and asked the French Parliament to enact sweeping constitutional changes to better allow authorities to deal with modern terrorist threats.

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