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Erdogan vows ‘new era’ in Turkey after ‘historic’ election win

Erdogan vows ‘new era’ in Turkey after ‘historic’ election win

Aug 11, – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed a “new era” of reconciliation in Turkey after winning a “historic” victory in presidential elections. “Today we are closing an era and taking the first step for a new era,” Erdogan said in a victory speech from the balcony of his party headquarters […]

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Ukrainian forces encircle rebel-held city, talk of truce collapses

Ukrainian forces encircle rebel-held city, talk of truce collapses

Aug 10, – Artillery shells slammed into the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday as government forces tightened the noose around the rebel-held redoubt and called on pro-Russian separatists to surrender. To the east of Donetsk, government forces and the separatists were fighting for control of the town of Krasny Luch, a […]

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Shelling in rebel-held Ukrainian city kills 4

Shelling in rebel-held Ukrainian city kills 4

Aug 07, – Sustained shelling in the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine struck residential buildings and a hospital, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others, officials said, as government forces pressed forward in their campaign to rout the separatists. Mortar fire struck the Vishnevskiy Hospital in Donetsk on Thursday morning, killing one […]

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Rebel-held Donetsk hit by air strike as Ukraine forces close in

Rebel-held Donetsk hit by air strike as Ukraine forces close in

Aug 06, – Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev’s forces move in on the rebel stronghold. With Ukrainian troops encircling Donetsk, Western leaders have accused Russia of building up forces along […]

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51 migrants hurt in clashes at French port as camp tensions soar

51 migrants hurt in clashes at French port as camp tensions soar

Aug 05, – Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the heat in France’s port city of Calais, frustrations rising as the Africans jockey for […]

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Ukrainian forces recapture rail hub in east Ukraine, five soldiers killed

Ukrainian forces recapture rail hub in east Ukraine, five soldiers killed

Aug 04, – Five government soldiers were killed and 15 wounded over the last 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine where Kiev forces recaptured an important railway hub from pro-Russian rebels, a security official in Kiev said on Monday. Kiev has intensified its campaign against the Moscow-backed separatists and made steady gains on the […]

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France: Gaza war may require ‘imposed’ solution; Fabius condemns deaths of children

France: Gaza war may require ‘imposed’ solution; Fabius condemns deaths of children

Aug 04, – France’s foreign minister is calling on the international community to impose a solution on Israel and Hamas, saying the warring sides have shown themselves unable to negotiate. In an unusually strong statement Monday, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Israel’s right to security “does not justify the killing of children and the massacre […]

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Nine civilians killed in east Ukraine, residents seek refuge

Nine civilians killed in east Ukraine, residents seek refuge

Aug 03, – Pro-Russian separatists battled on Sunday to keep advancing Ukrainian government forces at bay in heavy fighting on the outskirts of Donetsk, the rebels’ main stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Shelling by Ukrainian troops, some of them in sunflower fields outside the large industrial city, killed six people over the weekend, city officials said, […]

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Ukrainian forces advance in east as Russia, West squabble

Ukrainian forces advance in east as Russia, West squabble

Aug 02, – Government forces tightened the noose around the main stronghold of pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine on Saturday and, with diplomacy stalled, Moscow and the West stepped up their war of words. The seizure of Krasnogorovka and Staromikhailovka, towns just outside Donetsk, brought the army to the edge of one of the last […]

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Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at Malaysian jet crash site

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at Malaysian jet crash site

Aug 01, – Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member team of Dutch and Australian experts painstakingly combed a patch of scrubland not far from […]

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