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#Germany summons US ambassador over spy arrest

Germany summoned the US ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over US eavesdropping in Germany.

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#Ukraine regains control of rebel stronghold

Ukrainian forcesUkrainian forces have raised the national flag over the pro-Russian rebels' main stronghold of Slovyansk after flushing them out of the eastern industrial city, the country's defence minister has said.

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UK newspaper editor jailed for phone hacking

Andy CoulsonAndy Coulson, a former aide to the UK prime minister, David Cameron, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking the phones of actors, politicians and crime victims while editor of the News of the World.

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Rolf Harris jailed for nearly six years

Rolf HarrisAustralian-born entertainer Rolf Harris has been sentenced in London to five years and nine months in prison for the sexual abuse of young girls.

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#Ukraine appoints new defence officials

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won his parliament's approval to shake up the leadership of the armed forces as they struggle to end a rebellion by pro-Russian separatists.

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#Ukraine president vows to end army corruption

Ukraine's president has appointed new officials to top defence posts as he pledged to stamp out the corruption that has left the country's armed forces faltering before a pro-Russian rebellion.

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Mad cow disease suspected in Romanian beef

Officials say they have found a case of suspected mad cow disease in Romanian beef.

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#Facebook experiment may have broken UK law

A British data regulator has been investigating whether Facebook Inc broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users of the social network, the Financial Times reported.

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France's Sarkozy criticises 'political probe'

Nicolas SarkozyNicolas Sarkozy, former French president, has said France's legal system is being used for political means, after he was placed under formal investigation on suspicions of "influence peddling".

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#France places Sarkozy under investigation

Nicolas SarkozyFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation after being held in police custody for questioning over suspected influence-peddling, a prosecutor has said.

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