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EU signs pacts with ex-USSR states

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:48
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, a move Russia says will have serious consequences.

Suarez Ban Is 'Excessive,' Bite Victim Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:44

Days after being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini says Suarez's four-month ban from soccer is too harsh.

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Sweet tax ruling for Snowball makers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:42
Two Scottish confectionery firms are set to receive a windfall tax rebate after judges rule Snowball snacks are technically cakes.

VIDEO: Farage: 'Game, set and match to Brussels'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:41
Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, told the BBC that David Cameron's judgement had been "woeful".

Thousands flee Ukraine fighting - UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:33
The number of people displaced internally by the turmoil in Ukraine has reached 54,400 with 16,400 fleeing in the past week alone, the UN says.

Top Labour MPs reported to watchdog

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:32
MPs' watchdog considers a complaint about Labour's Jon Cruddas and Rachel Reeves over links to IPPR think tank.

Barcelona still want banned Suarez

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:24
Barcelona are still keen to sign Uruguay's Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Glastonbury drug-taking man dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:01
A 26-year-old Glastonbury festival-goer dies after taking the drug Ketamine, police confirm.

Hague in talks with Kurdish leaders

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:56
Foreign Secretary William Hague discusses the insurgency in Iraq with Kurdish leaders in the north of the country.

VIDEO: Server smashes partner in head

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:48
Klara Koukalova hits doubles partner Monica Niculescu in the back of the head with her serve at Wimbledon.

Day in pictures: 27 June 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:47
24 hours of news photos: 27 June 2014

Two walk out of psychiatric unit

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:43
Two men with a history of violence walk out of a psychiatric intensive care ward of a hospital.

Facebook fights US court over data

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:37
A US court has forced Facebook to hand over details of 381 users, but the social media company says the request violates the US constitution.

Miliband call to 'progressive' Scots

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:34
Labour leader Ed Miliband urges people in Scotland to change the UK for the better by rejecting independence.

Suarez loses sponsor because of bite

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:30
Luis Suarez loses the support of one of his financial backers after he is banned for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Isis: What will militant group do next?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:18
How will militant group follow its spectacular Iraq success?

VIDEO: Cameron 'did not plan, want, expect this'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:18
Nick Robinson says David Cameron is trying to "snatch some form of moral victory" in the Jean-Claude Juncker vote.

Throne of the Bruce reconstructed

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:17
A replica of Robert the Bruce's throne built from a tree he reputedly planted himself 700 years ago is unveiled.

Ukraine Signs Trade Deal With EU, Risking Russia's Ire

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:13

The economic deal, which comes as a tense cease-fire is set to expire Friday in Ukraine, also includes two other former Soviet states, Moldova and Georgia.

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VIDEO: Armed police hunt 'man with gun'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 03:11
Police in Cornwall are involved in an armed hunt for a man they fear might be carrying a gun.
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