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EU leader wants 'tough, responsible' Russia strategy

As they arrived for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, European leaders took a tough line on the troubles faced by the Russian economy, saying EU sanctions on Moscow were justified given its role in the Ukraine conflict. Dec 19, 2014
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Roma families near Paris face expulsion before Christmas

Just days before Christmas, forty Roma families living in a camp near Paris face the threat of expulsion. Local authorities gave the families 48 hours to leave the camp on 4 December, leaving them anxiously awaiting their fate. Dec 19, 2014
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Serbs cut ribbon on Chinese-built bridge over Danube

The Chinese and Serbian prime ministers inaugurated Thursday a brand new, multi-million-euro bridge over the Danube, described as the first major Chinese-built infrastructure project in Europe. Dec 19, 2014
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Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin tries to quell fears of economic collapse and vows rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stresses that his position on Ukraine has not shifted. Dec 18, 2014
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Cuban prisoners freed in swap are heroes at home

The three Cubans released in a prisoner exchange that paved the way for a historic breakthrough in Havana's Cold War standoff with the United States are celebrated as heroes back home. Dec 18, 2014
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Merkel says Russia sanctions remain 'unavoidable'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Thursday that Europe's goal remains a free and whole Ukraine and that Western sanctions against Russia remain unavoidable until that goal is reached. Dec 18, 2014