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.
P.M. Tayyip Erdogan warned that the bombardment is delaying normalized relations with Israel.
The arrest of Ilias Kasidiaris further dents the credibility of the extremist Golden Dawn party.
Moscow's refusal to send Snowden back to the U.S. is one of many issues contributing to testy relations.
Eduard Shevardnadze led the country out of civil war but was toppled in the 2003 "Rose Revolution."
Islamic militants seized large swathes of nothern Iraq last month, prompting Christian families to flee.
Berlin warning that new European sanctions would send a "strong signal" to Moscow.
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