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Ukraine truce renewed at Munich security conference

Russia, Ukraine and allies agree to ensure peace in eastern Ukraine as Kremlin indirectly recognises breakaway regions.

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Merkel: 'Islam is not the source of terrorism'

Both Merkel and US Vice President Mike Pence attend key security conference in Munich with Russia high on the agenda.

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Sergey Lavrov: I hope world chooses post-West order

Speaking in Munich, Russian foreign minister calls NATO a Cold War relic while Pence pledges 'unwavering' US commitment.

Sergey Lavrov

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Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed

Cristina ordered to pay fines and Inaki Urdangarin given six-year sentence for charges including fraud and tax evasion.

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Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

Addressing voters and businesses, former Labour PM backs effort to temper terms of, or even halt, Britain's EU's exit.

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'Donetsk People's Republic' seeks sense of nationhood

Self-proclaimed breakaway region teaches children about citizenship and issues passports as it aspires to recognition.

Donetsk

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NATO's European allies take steps to meet US demand

EU defence ministers agree to buy jointly planes and submarines and to open new command centre for elite troops.

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US to NATO: Pay more or we will reduce support

Defence Secretary tells NATO that US will moderate its commitment, if fellow members do not increase military spending.

Mattis AT NATO

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UK: Hate crime 'at record levels' after Brexit vote

Figures collated by British news agency show big increase in attacks after Britons voted to leave the European Union.

Brexit

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Russia denies targeting French presidential contender

Party chief of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of targeting the campaign of the centrist politician.

Emmanuel Macron

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