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By Adrian Croft and Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine on Saturday but, fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm to their own economies, should give Moscow another chance to make peace. At a summit in Brussels that may hand one of the Union's top jobs to Poland's premier and give hawkish Kremlin critics in ex-communist Eastern Europe new influence in the bloc, EU officials gave Ukraine's embattled President Petro Poroshenko a warm welcome and assurances of further economic and other support.
Louis van Gaal was left searching for his first competitive win as Manchester United manager after a 0-0 draw at newly-promoted Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. United's record signing Angel di Maria, who at Â£59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) cost more than Burnley have spent on transfer fees in their 132-year history, made a lively debut but went off after 69 minutes. Sean Dyche's underdogs, who cost only Â£5 million to assemble, nevertheless matched their more illustrious opponents -- who had lost 4-0 at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup in mid-week -- and went closest to scoring. The visitors were fortunate not to be trailing as early as the third minute, when a free-kick conceded by Phil Jones on the edge of the area saw former United midfielder Dave Jones strike the bar.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.