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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

More than 9,000 people have been killed since a Moscow-backed insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine in April 2014Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in the war-torn east over the past 24 hours, the biggest casualty toll in a single day this year, Kiev said on Tuesday. The latest violence came as the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine called for the implementation of a peace deal in the separatist east during late-night talks Monday. "As a result of shelling, seven Ukrainian soldiers have died and nine received injuries over the past 24 hours," Oleksandr Turchynov, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, said in a statement.



Greece starts moving migrants camped at border to state facilities

A refugee family carry their belongings during a police operation at a refugee camp at the border between Greece and Macedonia, near the village of IdomeniBy Phoebe Fronista and Fedja Grulovic IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Greek police on Tuesday started moving some of the 8,000 migrants and refugees stranded in a makeshift camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia to state-run facilities further south. At one point more than 12,000 lived there after several Balkan countries shut their borders in February, barring migrants and refugees from central and northern Europe. Greek authorities said they planned to move individuals gradually to state-supervised facilities further south which currently have capacity of about 5,000 people.



The Latest: Kerber loses in 1st round at French Open

Germany's Angelique Kerber wipes her nose as she plays Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):



Turkey's pro-Erdogan PM unveils new cabinet lineup

In the biggest change to Turkey's cabinet announced Tuesday, ruling party spokesman Omer Celik (pictured) will be new EU affairs minister, replacing Volkan BozkirTurkey's incoming Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday unveiled his new cabinet line-up two days after being given a mandate by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with most key ministers keeping their jobs but the EU minister switched. The new cabinet is packed with Erdogan loyalists following the resignation of outgoing premier Ahmet Davutoglu, but contained fewer radical changes than some had predicted.



Greek police start evacuating squalid Idomeni migrant camp

A riot police officer stands in front of refugees and migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp at the border at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, on May 24, 2016Hundreds of Greek police on Tuesday began clearing the overcrowded Idomeni camp, a migrant flashpoint on the Macedonia border where thousands have been living in squalid conditions for more than three months. Most media were kept at a distance, but footage and images handed out by state TV ERT and state agency ANA, who were allowed access, showed migrants queueing up to board buses and being driven away, some of them waving at the camera. Many of the migrants are fleeing war, persecution and poverty in the Middle East and Asia.





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