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#Ukraine army closes in on Donetsk

Ukraine's armyUkraine's army has said it has retaken a town on the outskirts of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and intercepted another convoy of vehicles crossing over from Russia.

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Teen's body found in wheel well of US plane

The body of an adolescent boy has been found in a wheel well of a US military cargo plane after the aircraft landed in Germany over the weekend, the Pentagon said.

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US and EU to impose tough sanctions on #Russia

Barack Obama has said that the US is joining the EU in imposing new sanctions on Russia's energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions.

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EU agrees 'strong' sanctions to punish #Russia

The EU has reached an agreement on the first broad economic sanctions on Russia over its role in Ukraine, diplomats said, marking a new phase in the biggest confrontation with Moscow since the Cold War.

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Civilian deaths mount in eastern #Ukraine

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 22 civilians, local officials say, as Ukraine presses an offensive to close in on the separatists.

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Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare

British Prime Minister David Cameron has set out new welfare rules to cut European migrants' access to social security payments, marking the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voters' concerns over immigration.

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US: #Russia violated nuclear missile treaty

Ronald Reagan with Mikhail GorbachevRussia has conducted nuclear tests in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior US administration official said.

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#Ukraine forces battle for #MH17 crash site

Ukrainian armed forces have mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down earlier this month.

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#MH17 suffered 'explosive' loss of pressure

International team Data from recovered flight recorders shows that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine because of an explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel, a Ukrainian security spokesman says.

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#France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

ChristiansFrance has said it is ready to welcome Christians fleeing the area of Iraq controlled by Islamic State (IS) fighters, saying it is "outraged" by their persecution.

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