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#Ukraine appoints new defence officials

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won his parliament's approval to shake up the leadership of the armed forces as they struggle to end a rebellion by pro-Russian separatists.

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#Ukraine president vows to end army corruption

Ukraine's president has appointed new officials to top defence posts as he pledged to stamp out the corruption that has left the country's armed forces faltering before a pro-Russian rebellion.

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Mad cow disease suspected in Romanian beef

Officials say they have found a case of suspected mad cow disease in Romanian beef.

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#Facebook experiment may have broken UK law

A British data regulator has been investigating whether Facebook Inc broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users of the social network, the Financial Times reported.

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France's Sarkozy criticises 'political probe'

Nicolas SarkozyNicolas Sarkozy, former French president, has said France's legal system is being used for political means, after he was placed under formal investigation on suspicions of "influence peddling".

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#France places Sarkozy under investigation

Nicolas SarkozyFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation after being held in police custody for questioning over suspected influence-peddling, a prosecutor has said.

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#Greece rescues migrants stranded at sea

Authorities in Greece say they have rescued 140 people whose boat broke down in the Aegean Sea as they were trying to enter the country illegally.

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European court upholds France's face veil ban

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's law banning face-covering Muslim veils from the streets, in a case brought by a woman who said that her freedom of religion was violated.

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France's Sarkozy held for questioning

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held in police custody for questioning over suspected influence-peddling, sources said.

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Erdogan nominated for #Turkey presidency

Turkey's ruling party has nominated Recep Tayyip Erdogan to run in Turkey's first directly elected presidential race in August.

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