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#France suspends plans for Halal prison meals

France's highest administrative body has suspended a plan to provide Halal meals for Muslim inmates in one prison in the country's east.

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#Ukraine urges EU to get tougher on #Russia

The Ukrainian president has used a summit of EU leaders to call for tough action against Russia over the separatist conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions.

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UN says ending AIDS is possible by 2030

The UN says new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".

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#Turkey approves law allowing talks with #PKK

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a law to allow peace talks with Kurdish rebels, in an important step towards ending a three-decade conflict, less than a month before the country's presidential election.

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Officials: #Ukraine airstrike kills civilians

An airstrike has demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 11 civilians, regional officials have said.

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Several dead in Moscow subway derailment

A subway train in Moscow has derailed between two stations, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 150, according to multiple news reports from the Russian capital.

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Philip Hammond appointed UK foreign minister

British prime minister, David Cameron, has appointed his former defence minister Philip Hammond as foreign minister in a major cabinet reshuffle.

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Kerry had 'good meeting' with Iran

John KerryUS Secretary of State John Kerry said that he had a "good meeting" with his Iranian counterpart over Tehran's nuclear programme ahead of July 20 deadline for an agreement.

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UK foreign secretary steps down in reshuffle

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced he is stepping down from his post and will not stand for election as a Member of Parliament in next year's general election in May. 

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Ukrainian military transport plane shot down

A Ukrainian military transport plane has been shot down along the country's eastern border with Russia, but all eight people onboard managed to escape safely, the defence ministry has said.

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