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Rebels down Ukraine helicopters

Rebels in Ukraine's eastern city of Sloviansk shoot down two helicopters, killing two people, as government forces launch an operation.
BBC: May 2, 2014

Turkish PM accuses German president of “dishonesty”

German President Joachim Gauck had official talks with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, as part of his four-day visit to Turkey which started on Saturday.
World Bulletin: April 29, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russia condemns US 'Iron Curtain' sanctions

Russia has condemned new US and EU sanctions that have been imposed over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
BBC: April 29, 2014

Turkey expands secret service powers

A law has come into force in Turkey giving the secret services greater powers of surveillance and extending immunity for its agents.
BBC: April 26, 2014

Ukraine PM: Russia wants to start World War III

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is accusing Russia of wanting to occupy Ukraine "militarily and politically," as both Kyiv and Moscow mass troops close to their mutual border.
April 25, 2014

Ukraine forces kill up to 5 separatists

Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of “consequences” if Kyiv used the army against its own people.
April 24, 2014

FYROM's conservative PM set to win snap election

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) voters look likely to hand conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski a third term in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday,
Reuters: April 24, 2014

Russia's shadowy military presence threatens East Ukraine

As the rhetorical shots between Moscow and the West continue, there are an estimated 40,000 Russian troops stationed just across the border from Ukraine poised to invade that country if Russian President Vladimir Putin gives the order.
April 24, 2014

Syriza regional election candidate resigns over Turkish ultra-nationalist contacts

Ahmet Kurt, a candidate for the position of regional councillor in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, resigns after photographs emerge of him with Turkish nationalist Devlet Bahçeli, whose party has links with the Grey Wolves
Enet: April 23, 2014

Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
April 23, 2014