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French PM calls for unity after Socialist party infighting

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Iceland eruptions: New fissure prompts warning – video

Footage shows a small new fissure eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano system in the early hours of Sunday morning. The latest eruption has prompted Icelandic authorities to raise their warning level over the risk from ash to aviation to the highe…
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Ashya King: Hampshire police defend international hunt for missing child

Assistant chief constable Chris Shead said his force’s decision to launch European-wide search was justified and appropriate

Police have defended the international search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was found in Spain after his parents removed him from a Southampton hospital without doctors’ consent.

As the parents of Ashya King remained under arrest on the Costa del Sol, Hampshire police said it made “no apology” for the high-profile publicity campaign, which the distressed family said had cast them as “kidnappers” and turned them into refugees.

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Europe must act quickly to stop bloodshed in Ukraine, says Van Rompuy – video

European council president Herman Van Rompuy announces a one week deadline for Russia to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions. Van Rompuy says the situation in Ukraine is worsening by the day and requires swift action. British pri…
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Iceland raises volcano warning level after latest eruption

Authorities lift warning level over risk from ash to aviation to red after latest eruption in Bardarbunga volcano system Continue reading…
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EU leaders deliver sanctions ultimatum to Russia over Ukraine

Brussels agrees to take ‘further significant steps’ and impose fresh sanctions if Moscow does not back down in conflict Continue reading…
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EU threatens Russia with unspecified new sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens

European Union leaders agree only to draw up measures within a week, amid concern over economic ramifications Continue reading…
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Ukraine president warns Europe nearing ‘point of no return’

Poroshenko calls for strong response to ‘military aggression’ in his country, while Barroso laments ‘serious’ situation Continue reading…
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EU leaders try to defuse Ukraine crisis as fears over war grow

Warnings that Putin decision to send troops and armour risks spiralling into all-out conflict Continue reading…
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John Kerry says ‘airstrikes alone’ will not defeat ‘genocidal’ Isis militants

Secretary of state will use Nato summit to seek world coalitionSaudi king: terror in Europe in a month and US a month afterUS operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a dayUK PM will seek new powers to tackle IsisUS Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday ca…
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