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    Today’s headlines include: Early reports of the explosion on a subway train in Saint Petersburg, Russia; and UK “sabre rattling” on war with Spain over Gibraltar.

    It has been reported that at least ten have been killed, and 37 injured, in an explosion on a subway train in St Petersburg, Russia. No announcement has been made yet on the motive of the attack, though Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that all avenues are being investigated; including terrorism.

    The European Union has often been lauded for its ability to keep European nations at peace throughout its lifespan; so just how bad an omen is the suggestion from a former leader of the UK’s governing party that Britain MIGHT be willing to go to war with Spain over Gibraltar?

    The African National Congress, the dominant post-apartheid political party in South Africa is facing one of its worst political crisis in over one hundred years following a controversial cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma last week. But will the acrimonious and very public fight lead to the party splitting?

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    terror attack, islamic extremism, African National Congress (ANC), European Union, Vladimir Putin, Jacob Zuma, Gibraltar, Russia, United Kingdom, Saint Petersburg, South Africa
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