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Erdogan sworn in as new Turkish president

Recep Tayyip ErdoganRecep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's outgoing prime minister, has been sworn in as president during a ceremony in the capital Ankara, extend his more than a decade-long domination of the country's political scene.

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Kiev says Russian army convoy in east #Ukraine

A massive convoy of Russian tanks and heavy weapons have crossed into Ukraine, travelling towards a government-held town in the restive east, Ukraine's army has said.

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#Ukraine cites #Russia support for peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he had support for a peace plan from leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Interfax news agency reported.

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French PM removes critics from cabinet

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has reshuffled his cabinet to silence ministers who had openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it towards growth.

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Erdogan says new PM will not be puppet

Recep Tayyip Erdogan-Ahmet DavutogluTurkey's president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected claims that Ahmet Davutoglu, the foreign minister who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his bidding as he continues to maintain his grip on the government.

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UK town 'ignored abuse of 1,400 children'

Authorities in England failed to prevent the physical and sexual abuse of 1,400 children in one town over a 16 year period, an independent inquiry has concluded in a damning report.

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Ukraine seizes Russian troops as leaders meet

Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro PoroshenkoThe presidents of Russia and Ukraine have meet face to face for the first time since June as fighting continues to rage in Ukraine's east with Kiev claiming to have captures 10 Russian soldiers.

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#Ukraine 'seizes 10 Russian soldiers'

Ukraine has said that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in the east of the country but Moscow has claimed the soldiers crossed the border accidentally.

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Ukraine's president dissolves parliament

Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern regions.

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French president accepts PM's resignation

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has resigned from his post as President Francois Hollande, a day after a much-criticised show of insubordination by the country's economy minister.

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