Putin unexpectedly struck a more conciliatory tone on Ukraine in a speech on Thursday.
P.M.Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history by winning nation's first direct presidential election.
Law eases current restrictions on abortion, encourages paternity leave and promotes gender parity.
Berlin warning that new European sanctions would send a "strong signal" to Moscow.
British authorities denied the investigation was linked to the Ukraine crisis.
Despite pressure from the U.K. and the U.S., the bloc is unlikely to do more than speed existing sanctions.
The top U.N. human rights official said Snowden's spying revelations had been in the public interest.
William Hague's departure is part of P.M. David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top gov't jobs.
Tayyip Erdogan has cemented his position as Turkey's most powerful leader of recent times.
After meeting with Vladimir Putin, Petro Poroshenko said Russia "would assist a dialogue."
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