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The killing of an Afghan policeman has been avenged by his family in the western Afghanistan province of Farah. His mother, a daughter and daughter-in-law took up arms to retaliate after his was killed.
The woman, identified as Reza Gul, picked up arms after her son, who was leading a small group of police forces in a village in Farah, was killed by Taliban militants.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Siddiqui said the woman’s armed battle was a symbol of a major revolution and public uprising against the Taliban militants.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced a €315 plan to jumpstart the austerity economy with a jobs plan which includes infrastructure programs.
At its heart is a new €21bn fund that would provide loans for infrastructure projects. Mr Juncker hopes most of the rest of the money will come from private backers.
Only €16bn of the original money would come from the European Union budget.
However, critics doubt it can attract so much private investment.
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