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G7 threatens Russia with more sanctions

US President Barack Obama and major industrialised allies have warned Russia it faces damaging economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin takes further action to destabilise Ukraine following the seizure of Crimea.

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MPs: Drones key for British military future

Unmanned aircraft are a key military resource that Britain must continue to fund after it withdraws from Afghanistan later this year, a committee of British lawmakers has said.

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Tymoshenko denies 'wipe out Russians' comment

Tymoshenko did not deny discussing how she would handle the Crimea crisis and apologised for her language Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, has denounced a tape broadcast by Russian state television where she is heard urging the "wiping out" of Russians and President Vladimir Putin, calling it a montage.

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French far-right party soars in elections

France's anti-immigrant National Front (FN) has surged to power in a former Socialist town-hall bastion and sees more victories in local elections where voters punished President Francois Hollande for failing to tackle unemployment.

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G7 to meet as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

World leaders are to meet for a G7 summit to discuss a response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, after NATO's top military commander warned Russian troops in the region posed a wider threat to other post-Soviet states.

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Ukraine orders troops out of Crimea

Russian troops now have control of nearly all military sites in Crimea [EPA]Ukraine has ordered its troops to withdraw from Crimea after Russia seized and annexed the peninsula in response to the fall of the Ukrainian government last month.

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Turkey PM Erdogan defiant over Twitter ban

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected accusations of intolerance from critics following his decision to ban Twitter.

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Turkey accuses Twitter of defamation

Turkey's government has accused Twitter of allowing defamation a day after social media users evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

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NATO: Russian forces could pose wider threat

Russian army at Ukrainian border could roll into neighbouring Moldova's breakaway.NATO's top military commander has said Russia has amassed a force on Ukraine's eastern border large enough to pose a threat to other post-Soviet republics.

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Twitter users ridicule Turkey ban

Turkish and global social media users have mocked moves by Turkey's government to restrict access to Twitter.

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