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France gets new PM following election losses

President Francois Hollande has appointed a new prime minister, a day after his Socialist party suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal elections.

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'No sign' of Russian pullback from Ukraine

NATO ministers from alliance meet for the first time to discuss crisis.NATO has seen no sign that Russia is withdrawing troops from the Ukraine border and will look at all options to boost the alliance's defences, its secretary-general said.

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Britain to investigate Muslim Brotherhood

The Egyptian government blames the Muslim Brotherhood for violence after a military coup last summer [AFP]The British government has announced that it will launch a review into the operations of the Muslim Brotherhood inside the UK.

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Russia presses call for federal Ukraine

Four hours of US-Russia talks have failed to find a breakthrough on the crisis in Ukraine, with the US demanding Russian troop withdrawals and Russia calling for a federal Ukraine.

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French socialists hit hard in local elections

France's ruling Socialist Party suffered humiliating losses Sunday in local elections marked by breakthrough successes for the far-right National Front and the first woman mayor of Paris.

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Spanish journalists home after Syria ordeal

Two Spanish journalists freed after being held hostage for more than six months in Syria by a rogue al-Qaeda group have returned home to an emotional welcome from friends and colleagues.

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Russia partly withdraws from Ukraine border

Reports say there are an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Russia soldiers along Ukraine's eastern frontier [EPA]Russia has pulled out a motorised infantry battalion from a region near Ukraine's eastern border, the Russian defence ministry said.

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Erdogan: Poll win a blow to immoral politics

Erdogan said his rivals would 'pay the price' [AP]Turkey's prime minister has has declared victory in local elections that had become a referendum on his rule, calling the results a blow to the "immoral, aimless politics" of his rivals.

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Slovakia elects political novice as president

A millionaire philanthropist and political newcomer has trounced Slovakia's veteran prime minister in the race to become the next president, according to nearly complete results.

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Turkish elections turn deadly in local feuds

Erdogan and his party seek validation in polls.Violence has hit Turkish municipal elections, with eight people being killed in fights between groups supporting rival candidates.

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