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#Russia lashes out at EU over new sanctions

crisisRussia has reacted angrily to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

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#Norway bolsters security on 'Syria threat'

Norway closed part of the airspace over its second city Bergen and tightened border checks on Saturday, two days after the country upped security following what it described as a "terror alert".

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EU to toughen #Russia sanctions over #Ukraine

crisisThe European Union is set to adopt much tougher economic sanctions against Russia for what officials allege is its role in the Ukraine crisis.

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US says Russian troops massing near #Ukraine

Russian troopsThe US defence department has claimed that Russia is massing more troops near Ukraine's border, and warned that the movement of heavy calibre artillery systems across the border could be "imminent".

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#Ukraine and #Russia claim border crossfire

Ukrainian armyThe Ukrainian army has claimed that its soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the country's restive east.

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#Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in Italy

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan, has flown into Rome on an Italian government plane en route to the US, officials say.

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Norway warned of imminent security threat

Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to fighters in Syria.

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#Ukraine PM resigns amid parliamentary turmoil

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine's prime minister has announced his resignation in protest of the disbanding of the ruling coalition in parliament following the withdrawal of several pro-European parties.

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Costa Concordia on final voyage to scrapyard

Italy's Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its last voyage, as tug boats towed it from its wreck site off the Italian island of Giglio where it capsized two years ago, killing 32 people.

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US says rebels downed MH17 plane 'by mistake'

US intelligence officials have said they believe pro-Russian separatists most probably shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 "by mistake" last week, not realising it was a civilian passenger flight.

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