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February 15 , 2008

CNPC: Will try to influence Africa issues  15/02-2008 02:37  (UPI)
HOUSTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- State-run China National Petroleum Corp. says it uses its presence in Africa to persuade Beijing to influence issues on the ground.

China Rejects Darfur Criticism  15/02-2008 01:53  (The New York Times)
BEIJING China has dismissed Steven Spielberg’s move to link the Olympic Games with Chinese policies in Sudan, saying Thursday that sports and politics should be kept separate.

Darfur town emptied after attack  15/02-2008 01:51  (Washington Post)
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China "regrets" Spielberg's Darfur decision  14/02-2008 23:29  (Yahoo Finance)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China voiced its disappointment on Thursday over movie director Steven Spielberg's decision to quit his Beijing Olympics role because of China's policies in Sudan and said the Games would be a success regardless.

U.N. Optimistic About Forces for Darfur  14/02-2008 16:37  (Yahoo! Singapore News)
AP - 1 hour 5 minutes ago WASHINGTON - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing optimism about expanding peacekeeping forces in Darfur after meeting with Sudan's foreign minister.

Chad Leader Declares State of Emergency  14/02-2008 16:15  (Yahoo! Asia News)
Chad's president declared a nationwide state of emergency Thursday, telling citizens that tightened controls are needed to restore order after recent rebel attacks.

Solana condemns renewed Darfur violence  14/02-2008 15:17  (Xtra News)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday condemned renewed and escalating violence in western Darfur and urged Sudan to refrain from any actions affecting the civilian population and humanitarian work.

Sudan army rejects UK peacekeeper  14/02-2008 14:42  (Yahoo! Asia News)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's army rejected the appointment of a British officer to an international peacekeeping force in Darfur on Thursday in a move that could strain relations with the U.

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