Ugandans begin to question the high price of the growing China-Africa pact | World news | The Observer

The last words Ham Andrew Ngobi spoke to his wife, Mariam Nabanja, were intended to be reassuring. "Be firm. I am OK," he said, unaware that this was to be his last call to his family. Ngobi was one of two Ugandans put to death in Guandong province, China, in June after they were found guilty of drug trafficking. His last communication with home before he was executed was broadcast on Ugandan television, sparking outcry and demands that the country review its relationship with China.

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From Boeing to banking: how Russian sanctions will hit western business | World news | The Observer

The downing of flight MH17 could become a turning point in the west's economic relations with Russia. Since the Ukraine crisis flared up last year, sanctions have mostly been targeted at individuals and companies associated with Russia's annexation of Crimea or those stirring up unrest in eastern Ukraine. The European Union extended these sanctions on Friday, adding 15 names and 18 organisations (mostly companies) to the list.

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A pause in the bombing by Israeli forces – and the ruins of Gaza are laid bare | World news | The Observer

In the dangerous streets around the hospital in Beit Hanoun, the buildings were, by and large, still standing on Friday afternoon. By Saturday morning, after a day of intense Israeli bombing and shellfire, the hospital in the northern Gaza town was standing in a sea of rubble, its walls pockmarked with gunfire and torn by shrapnel.

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AdviceIQ: Helpful savings tips for families

Chantilly, VA -- Pictured from left to right: Son Ben (12,) wife Betsy and Maj. Tim Hyde enjoy some family time at their home in Chantilly, VA,(Photo: William B. Plowman for USA TODAY)Raising a family is expensive. Before my wife and I had our first son, I was terrified. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I had holes in all my pockets. I'm sure other families feel this pinch and constantly look for ways to cut costs.Try some of the following money-s… Read More >

AdviceIQ: Helpful savings tips for families – National NewsWire

Chantilly, VA -- Pictured from left to right: Son Ben (12,) wife Betsy and Maj. Tim Hyde enjoy some family time at their home in Chantilly, VA,(Photo: William B. Plowman for USA TODAY)Raising a family is expensive. Before my wife and I had our first son, I was terrified. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I had holes in all my pockets. I'm sure other families feel this pinch and constantly look for ways to cut costs.Try some of the following money-s… Read More >