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EU Faces 'Difficult' Talks on Russia Sanctions

Germany says the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, according to an interview released Thursday.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also told the Baltic News Service (BNS) that the West needed to engage in dialogue with Russia to "rebuild" lost trust and tackle crises in Syria and Libya.

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Australia: More Debris Found with Possible MH370 Link

Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Thursday.

The fate of the passenger jet, which is presumed to have crashed at sea after disappearing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board in March 2014, remains a mystery.

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Belgian Police Arrest Four, Find 'Traces' of Terror Attack Plot

Police found "traces" of a plot to launch a new attack in Belgium when they arrested four people suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria and Libya, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Spain Starts Taking in Refugees after Sharp Criticism

Spain started taking in refugees this week from camps in Europe, Turkey and Lebanon, pledging to welcome 586 people from now until the end of June after months of strident debate over governmental inaction.

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Obama Says G7 Hiroshima Trip to Honor 'All' War Dead

Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima this week "will honor all those who were lost in World War II" the U.S. president said Wednesday, hours after arriving in Japan for a Group of Seven summit.

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Sudan Accuses U.N. Official of 'False' Reports on Displaced

Sudan on Wednesday accused a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official it effectively expelled of having filed "false reports" about people displaced by conflict in the east African country.

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Pakistani, Tunisian Jailed in Italy for Terror Threats

A Milan court on Wednesday sentenced a Pakistani and a Tunisian to six years in prison for threatening terror attacks in Italy via social media.

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U.S. Adds Two Pakistan-Based Groups to Terror Blacklist

The United States on Wednesday designated two Pakistan-based Islamist groups with links to the Taliban as global terrorist threats.

As "Specially Designated Global Terrorists", U.S. citizens are forbidden from associating with the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and the Jamaat ul Dawa al-Quran (JDQ).

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Kenya Arrests Two over 'IS' Bomb Plot

Kenyan police said Wednesday they had arrested two suspected members of an Islamic State affiliate plotting bomb attacks, weeks after arresting other members of the alleged gang.

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Poroshenko Vows to Return Crimea, E. Ukraine after Savchenko Freed

President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Wednesday that Ukraine would take back the annexed peninsula of Crimea and rebel-held territory in the east of the country following pilot Nadiya Savchenko's release from Russia's jails.

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