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Russian forces patrol near Perevalne, in Crimea, Ukraine, on March 10, 2014.<br>Matthew Schofield, McClatchy DC/TNS

Think Russia isn’t directing rebels in Ukraine? Then read this about leaked emails.

The leaked emails, which were acquired and are being reported on by two German outlets, provide evidence of how closely involved Russia is in the separatist movement at the heart of Ukraine’s so-called civil war.

Finland: The Dutch asked us to keep Buk missile test secret

Finland's president says the Netherlands had asked the Nordic country to keep secret some tests it made with Russian-built missiles similar to the one believed to have downed a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014.


Ruling Bosnian Serbs, pro-EU group face-off in local votes

Bosnians will vote Sunday in local elections marked by a battle over who will run the municipalities in the part of the country run by Bosnian Serbs — a pro-European Union coalition or the already ruling separatist party with close ties to Russia.


Snags in Europe plan to relocate migrants from Greece, Italy

Hungary is holding a referendum on Sunday against future European Union quotas for accepting asylum seekers, but schemes already in place to ensure EU member countries are taking in a fair share of the migrants reaching Europe hardly are working now.

Cyprus president: No peace deal with Turkish military rights

An insistence by breakaway Turkish Cypriots to cede Turkey the right to militarily intervene under a hoped-for deal reunifying the ethnically divided island of Cyprus is "excessive and unjustified," the island's president said Friday.


4 arrested at German border with possible bomb-making goods

German police say they have arrested four men after finding possible bomb-making material in their car at the border with Austria.


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AAFES garage at Mainz-Kastel to close

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will close its car care center near the headquarters of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden at the end of October, part of a consolidation process that will see most services moved to Clay Kaserne over the next several years.


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