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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'open aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video

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Central European PMIs point to slowdown as sanctions hit sentiment

PRAGUE - Polish manufacturing activity shrank for a second straight month in August and Czech expansion slowed more than expected, adding to signs weaker euro zone economies and crisis in Ukraine are cooling growth in the EU's east.

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Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: U.N. debate

GENEVA - Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior U.N. officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.

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Turkish foreign ministry summons U.S. envoy over spying report

ANKARA - Turkey's foreign ministry on Monday summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires, currently Washington's most senior diplomat in Ankara, over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said.

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Australia leans toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet: sources

TOKYO - Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.

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Britain to pass new laws to counter homegrown Islamist fighters

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce new laws on Monday to try to stop radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq launching attacks on British soil, after a video purportedly showed a London-accented man beheading a U.S. journalist.