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EU approves new sanctions against #Russia

The European Union has agreed to introduce new sanctions against Russia targeting oil and defence firms, but could lift them if a Ukraine ceasefire holds, EU head Herman Van Rompuy said.

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Survey says 53 percent of Scots to vote 'no'

Fifty-three percent of Scots intend to vote against splitting away from the United Kingdom in next week's referendum, according to a new poll.

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Hollande 'hurt' by ex-partner's memoir claim

French President Francois Hollande says he has been particularly "hurt" by his former partner's claims that he secretly despised the poor.

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Powerful blast rocks #Germany plant

A massive explosion has rocked a chemical waste facility near Bremen in northwestern Germany, polic say.

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#Ukraine leader pledges more autonomy for east

Ukraine's president has promised to introduce a bill that would offer greater autonomy to regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.

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Domestic violence 'kills more than civil war'

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, a new study suggests.

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Cameron urges #Scotland to stay in the UK

David Cameron appealed to the Scottish people not to vote for independence in next week's referendum after an opinion poll showed a surge in support for a break from the United Kingdom.

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EU delays newly adopted #Russia sanctions

The EU has agreed on new sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the war in Ukraine, but delayed enforcing them to leave time to assess whether the recent ceasefire is holding.

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#Ukraine leader vows crushing defeat of rebels

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said it is impossible to win the conflict in the east by force alone, but also warned that his military would deal a "crushing defeat" to pro-Russian rebels if they tried to advance in violation of the ceasefire.

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#MH17 report: High-velocity objects hit plane

High-velocity objectsA Malaysian Airways passenger jet destroyed over the Ukraine conflict zone was hit by multiple high-velocity objects and broke up in the air, according to a Dutch interim report into its destruction.

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