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Ukraine raids pro-Russian separatists

Russia warns Ukraine unrest could lead to civil war.Ukraine has launched an "anti-terrorist" operation in the southeastern city of Kharkiv and has arrested about 70 "separatists" for seizing the regional administration building, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.

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Srebrenica survivors sue Dutch government

Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre have opened a civil suit against the Dutch government, saying Dutch peacekeepers should have protected the victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II.

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Ukraine activists declare Donetsk sovereignty

Pro-Russian activists who seized the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have proclaimed the creation of a sovereign "people's republic" independent of Kiev rule.

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Spain arrests four over Iran 'missile parts'

Spanish police say they have arrested four people who allegedly planned to send industrial machinery that could be used to make missiles to Iran.

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Ukraine fears 'Crimea scenario' in east

Pro-Russian protesters declare "people's republic" in eastern Donetsk regionUkraine's acting president has pledged "anti-terrorist measures" as the government declared the actions of pro-Russian protesters in the country east a "second stage" of special operations by Russia under way to break up the troubled state.

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Ruling party poised to win Hungary poll

Hungary's strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban is set to stay in power for another four years as exit polls have given his party a wide lead over the opposition in parliamentary elections.

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Hungarians vote in parliamentary elections

Hungarians are voting in parliamentary elections, with incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orban projected to win.

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Ukraine on alert amid pro-Russian protests

A group of 50 people surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows [EPA]Ukraine's acting President Oleksander Turchinov has called an emergency meeting with the heads of security services as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in a number of major cities in eastern part of the country, calling for referenda on joining Russia.

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Thousands attend labour protests in Belgium

Thousands in Belgium have taken part in a peaceful protest, called for by the European Trade Union Confederation and organised by labour unions, to oppose austerity measures implemented across the 28-country European Union.

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Kiev threatens to sue Moscow over gas price

Russia's gas meets about a third of EU nations' demand, nearly 40 percent of which flows through Ukraine [Reuters]Ukraine has rejected Russia's latest gas price hike and is threatening to take its neighbour to arbitration court over a dispute that could imperil deliveries to Western Europe.

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