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Ukraine, EU ratify landmark pact at heart of crisis

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (C) poses with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (R) at the EU Council in Brussels June 27, 2014.
16 Sep 2014
The Ukrainian and European parliaments on Tuesday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence. The vote on an accord that decisively steers Ukraine towards the...
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Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola

 U.N. convoy of soldiers passes a screen displaying a message on Ebola on a street in Abidjan August 14, 2014.
16 Sep 2014
The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of...
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SITE: Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against US

Newly elected President Barack Obama arrives at White House with his wife Michelle, and his daughters Sasha and Malia, Washington D.C, 7 November 2012, upon his return from Chicago, one day after his re-election.
 
16 Sep 2014
A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, the SITE monitoring service...
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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni speaks to reporters in Abu Dhabi September 10, 2014.
16 Sep 2014
Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.   In a statement to Qatar's news...
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Erdogan: Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursy at the presidential palace in Cairo on November 17, 2012. Erdogan arrived in Egypt for a visit overshadowed by an Israeli aerial assault on neighbouring Gaza strongly condemned by both Ankara and Cairo.
16 Sep 2014
Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying late on Monday....
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France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists

French President-elect Francois Hollande gives a speech on 14 May 2012 at the "Maison de la Mutualite" conference center in Paris. Hollande was to be sworn in as France's president Tuesday before naming a prime minister and dashing to Germany to battle with Berlin over how to tackle Europe's debt crisis.
15 Sep 2014
French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a US-led coalition.   The United...
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PM Cameron to make one of last Scotland visits before vote to try to keep UK intact

A Union flag flies near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London 24 October 2011.
15 Sep 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later on Monday four days before a historic independence referendum to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice.   With...
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Video shows slaying of British aid worker

Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, prepare to board a bus in Baghdad, 20 June 2014.
14 Sep 2014
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure...
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Britain says European leaders ready to push ahead with Russia sanctions

The European Union flag flies amongst European Union member countries' national flags in front of the European Parliament on 12 October 2012 in Strasbourg, eastern France.
11 Sep 2014
European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said.  ...
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Ahead of talks, Iran says West must drop 'illogical' nuclear demands

A member of Iran's delegation speaks to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) before a news conference in New York 27 September 2013.
11 Sep 2014
Iran said world powers should abandon their "illogical demands" over its nuclear program, ahead of talks on Thursday to try to bridge wide differences in positions and end the decade-old dispute by late November.   Deputy...
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