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Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis. | Video

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French PM, on charm offensive with business, says to speed up reforms

JOUY-EN-JOSAS France - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls launched a charm offensive on the corporate world on Wednesday, promising to speed reforms aimed at freeing up the economy and to make tens of billions of euros in tax cuts.

France 1:01pm EDT

Libya warns U.N. council of possible slide into civil war

UNITED NATIONS - Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed.

12:52pm EDT

Brazil's Silva would beat Rousseff in election runoff: poll

BRASILIA - Environmentalist Marina Silva has surged to a strong second place in Brazil's presidential election and is set to defeat President Dilma Rousseff if the race goes as expected to a runoff, a new poll showed on Wednesday.

Brazil 12:11pm EDT

Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe

VIENNA - Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

Davos, 12:30pm EDT

President-elect Erdogan heralds 'new Turkey' in last party speech

ANKARA - In a farewell speech to supporters of his AK Party, Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan said its mission to reshape the nation would go on after he left party politics and took office as head of state.

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