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Erdogan vows to press for new constitution

TheTurkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has pledged to press for a new constitution if he is elected president in August elections, saying the old Turkey was a "thing of the past".

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#Ukraine says separatists bombarded by jets

Maryinka residentsUkrainian fighter jets have bombarded separatists along a broad front, inflicting large losses, the government says, after President Petro Poroshenko pledged "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.

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#Turkey approves framework for PKK peace talks

Turkey's parliament has approved a legal framework for peace talks with Kurdish fighters, in an important step towards ending a three-decade insurgency a month before a presidential election.

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Deaths in #Ukraine as Russia shuts border

soldiersPro-Russia rebels have fired missiles at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 soldiers, Ukraine's Defence Ministry says.

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#Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Germany has taken the unusual step of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected US spying and a yearlong row over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

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Ukrainian pilot charged with aiding murder

A Ukrainian air force pilot who was captured by separatist rebels last month has been charged in Russia with abetting the killing of two Russian journalists, Russian officials have said.

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Anger as #Germany finds second US spy suspect

German politicians have reacted angrily to news of a possible US spy in the defence ministry, coming just days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.

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#Russia wins backing for #Ukraine truce call

Ukrainian nationalistsThe leaders of France and Germany have backed Russia by calling for a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but told Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, to prevent separatist fighters and arms from crossing the border into Ukraine.

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Snowden seeks to extend stay in Russia

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer has said.

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#France targets #Syria recruits with new law

France plans to ban citizens suspected of links to armed groups from leaving the country in a new bill aimed at strengthening "anti-terrorist" legislation.

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