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Yanukovich regrets 'mistakes' on Crimea

Ukraine's ousted president has admitted he was "wrong" in inviting Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to persuade Russia to return the coveted Black Sea peninsula.

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Yanukovich blamed for Ukraine protest deaths

anti-government protesters in Kiev during February unrest.The killings of Ukrainian protesters during February's anti-government demonstrations took place "under the direct leadership" of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, security chiefs have said.

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Turkey court says Twitter ban violates rights

Turkey's highest court has ruled that the government's block on online messaging service Twitter violates freedom of expression and individual rights.

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NATO suspends 'all military ties' with Russia

NATO has said it will suspend "all practical civilian and military cooperation" with Russia because of Moscow's occupation and annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

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Hollande announces new French government

French President Francois Hollande has approved a new cabinet just days after the ruling Socialist Party suffered losses in local polls.

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France gets new PM following election losses

President Francois Hollande has appointed a new prime minister, a day after his Socialist party suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal elections.

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'No sign' of Russian pullback from Ukraine

NATO ministers from alliance meet for the first time to discuss crisis.NATO has seen no sign that Russia is withdrawing troops from the Ukraine border and will look at all options to boost the alliance's defences, its secretary-general said.

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Britain to investigate Muslim Brotherhood

The Egyptian government blames the Muslim Brotherhood for violence after a military coup last summer [AFP]The British government has announced that it will launch a review into the operations of the Muslim Brotherhood inside the UK.

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Russia presses call for federal Ukraine

Four hours of US-Russia talks have failed to find a breakthrough on the crisis in Ukraine, with the US demanding Russian troop withdrawals and Russia calling for a federal Ukraine.

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French socialists hit hard in local elections

France's ruling Socialist Party suffered humiliating losses Sunday in local elections marked by breakthrough successes for the far-right National Front and the first woman mayor of Paris.

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