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Emir tells Merkel #Qatar does not fund #ISIL

Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has denied accusations that his country funds the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant, telling Germany that his own country is threatened by the armed group.

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Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

Russian authorities have placed a top billionaire, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, under house arrest pending the results of an investigation of charges against him of money-laundering, officials say.

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Madrid conference seeks end to #Libya crisis

Madrid conferenceDiplomats have gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid to try and find a solution to the crisis in Libya after clashes in Benghazi left at least nine people dead and 30 wounded.

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French government wins tight confidence vote

France's government has narrowly won a crunch confidence vote in parliament, providing a measure of relief for the hugely unpopular President Francois Hollande's administration.

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#Ukraine ratifies key EU association deal

PoroshenkoMembers of the Ukrainian parliament have ratified an agreement with the EU, moving their country towards the West over half a year after its pro-Russian leader was overthrown from power as a result of mass anti-government protests.

Read more: #Ukraine ratifies key EU association deal

   

Donetsk ceasefire hit by shelling deaths

Shelling has killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said, the worst reported violence since a ceasefire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops began on September 5.

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#Sweden winner reiterates no far-right pact

Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven has said that he will try to form a new government after election win on Sunday but will not work with a far-right party which wants to slash immigration.

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Russia's ruling party leads #Crimea polls

Russia's ruling party is heading to a convincing victory in Crimea's polls, less than six months after annexing the region.

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Swedish left-wing bloc wins election

Sweden's Social Democrats and their centre-left allies are poised to return to power after defeating the centre-right government, in a general election that also resulted in strong gains for the anti-immigration party.

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#Sweden far-right makes huge election gains

The far-right Sweden Democrats have made huge gains in Sweden's parliamentary elections as the centre-left opposition won a narrow victory.

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