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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

Ukraine crisis: Russia 'to respond if its interests' attacked

Russia will respond if its interests in Ukraine are attacked, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war.
BBC: April 23, 2014

US Army paratroopers deploy to Poland, Baltics

U.S. Army paratroopers begin joint exercises with their Polish counterparts Wednesday in Poland with additional companies deployed in the three Baltic States in what a Pentagon spokesman called a “tangible expression” of the U.S. commitment to Europe.
April 23, 2014

Presidential hopeful Tymoshenko talks to Pro-Russian separatists

Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko held private talks with pro-Russian separatist leaders in eastern Ukrainian Tuesday, in a bid to break the deadlock between them and the government in Kyiv. She says more dialogue will be needed for a clash to be averted.
April 23, 2014

Russian social network founder says he has been fired

The founder of Russia's most popular social network site says he has been fired and that allies of President Putin have taken over his site.
BBC: April 22, 2014

Cyprus accord 'possible this year'

A deal to end the 40-year-old Cyprus conflict could happen this year, the Turkish Cypriot leader has said.
The Courier: April 22, 2014