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{FD} New PM: Poland needs to protect its national interests

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Poland “fits the European puzzle” and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character even while being a member of the European Union, the country’s new prime minister said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy: helicopters ferry flood victims to safety

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Italian firefighters used helicopters and rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded residents of a town in the northern region of Emilia Romagna that flooded when waters overran earthen dikes. Continue reading

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{FD} Most fake bomb calls that beset Russia coming from Syria

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A top Russian official says most of the fake bomb calls that have plagued cities across Russia have come from Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim leaders to convene extraordinary summit for Jerusalem

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Leaders and high-ranking officials of Muslim countries will meet Wednesday in Istanbul for an extraordinary summit to discuss “repercussions” from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} EU clears easyJet purchase of part of Germany’s Air Berlin

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The European Union has cleared easyJet’s planned acquisition of part of bankrupt German airline Air Berlin. Continue reading

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{FD} German soldier charged in far-right plot against politicians

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German prosecutors have indicted a soldier accused of plotting to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees — a cased that raised concerns about extremism in the country’s military. Continue reading

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{FD} EU aims to link visa, crime databases to boost terror fight

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The European Union is planning to link together its border, visa and fingerprint databases to plug information gaps and better combat terrorism and international crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

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Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Egypt official: Mideast peace prospects waning

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The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fallout from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Egypt’s defense minister says chances for a Mideast peace deal have been diminished after the U…. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland’s new PM to list his goals in speech to lawmakers

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Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals, a day after he was sworn in and tasked with boosting the economy and Poland’s image abroad. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers extend German military missions until spring

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German lawmakers have extended the military’s participation in missions against the Islamic State group and in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq until the spring of 2018. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

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Thailand’s military junta has welcomed the European Union’s decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian opposition says government obstructing Geneva talks

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The Syrian opposition claims the government delegation to the Geneva peace talks is coming up with new conditions, making it difficult to move forward. Continue reading

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{FD} German union calls for strike by pilots at Ryanair

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A union is calling on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, though it says there will be no walkouts in the days around Christmas. Continue reading

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{FD} Le Pen’s party charged with alleged EU funds misuse

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The party of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay parliamentary aides who did political work for the National Front. Continue reading

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{FD} Macedonia’s Zaev set to warm up ties with Greece, Kosovo

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Macedonia’s prime minister repeated his will to reach a solution with Greece following more than two decades of dispute over his country’s name. Continue reading

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{FD} US ambassador to UK hopes for Trump visit in new year

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America’s ambassador to Britain says he hopes US President Donald Trump will visit the UK next year despite his recent Twitter dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May. Continue reading

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{FD} EU suspends aid to Cambodian election commission

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The European Union says it has suspended assistance to Cambodia’s election commission following last month’s dissolution of the country’s main opposition party, and warned that next July’s general election will not be legitimate if the opposition is no… Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

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Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: “We will see each other soon — and I will hold you as tight as I possibly can.” Continue reading

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{FD} Greece: 2nd climber dies on snowy slopes of Mt. Olympus

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Greek authorities say they have recovered the body of a climber who died while attempting to scale Mount Olympus, the country’s highest mountain, in the second such deadly accident there since last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian youth activists canvass uphill for opposition leader

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Moscow teenagers Kirill Strizhov and Alexander Pelevin have never known a Russia without President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading

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{FD} UK inflation rate rises unexpectedly to 3.1 percent

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will have to write a letter to Britain’s Treasury chief explaining why inflation in the country is running by more than a percentage point above target. Continue reading

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{FD} Blast in Austrian gas plant kills one, injures 18

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An explosion at a natural gas facility near Austria’s border with Slovakia killed one person on Tuesday, authorities say. Continue reading

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{FD} Austria: 1 dead, 18 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

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Authorities say that an explosion at a natural gas facility near Austria’s border with Slovakia has left one person dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands still without power after storm Ana hit France

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About 36,000 households across France are still without power after Storm Ana hit the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

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For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world’s smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a … Continue reading

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{FD} Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

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An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails. Continue reading

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{FD} UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

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A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women has appeared in a Hong Kong court in a bid to appeal his conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} US-based climate scientists to take research to France

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It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in Libya migrant abuse

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European Union countries are complicit in the abuse of migrants held in Libya, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday that accused the EU of turning a blind eye to allegedly brutal tactics of the Libyan coast guard and dangerous detent… Continue reading

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{FD} Swedish police probe attempted arson at Jewish cemetery

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Police in Sweden say they are investigating an attempted arson at a Jewish cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Putin says Jerusalem move may end peace process

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The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Syria, Egypt and Turkey: (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, warning that it coul… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Putin criticizes US move on Jerusalem

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The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Mideast tour (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail t… Continue reading

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{FD} Russian military hosts UN officials at anti-mine center

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The Russian military has hosted a delegation of United Nations officials at its main anti-mine facility. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian and Turkish presidents meet in Ankara

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, following visits to Syria and Egypt. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian parliament passes law that may dilute graft fight

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Romanian lawmakers have approved changes that critics say will weaken the European Union member’s efforts to root out high-level corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Wind, rain slam Slovenia, Croatia; 1 death reported

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Croatia’s state television says one man died as heavy rains and strong winds slammed the country, also flooding some roads. Continue reading

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{FD} Greek island blocks ship with container homes for migrants

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Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say they have blocked a ship carrying container homes for refugees and other migrants in protest at the refusal of the government and the European Union to move more people to Greece’s mainland. Continue reading

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{FD} Reports: Man who hit pedestrians in Italy aimed to kill

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Italian media say an Italian man who drove his car last week into pedestrians near a Christmas market had been aiming to kill. Continue reading

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{FD} In Putin’s heartland, apathy and disappointment rule

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Three months ahead of Russia’s presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin’s heartland. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany condemns anti-Semitic incidents at Berlin protest

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The German government is condemning anti-Semitic incidents that took place during protests in cities across Germany in recent days. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits Cairo

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Relations between Russia and Egypt have rapidly grown over the past three years, with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi forging a multi-faceted relationship that features economic, military and political cooperation. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany’s Merkel pledges for quick move toward new coalition

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for the quick formation of a new governing alliance with Germany’s main center-left party, saying that only a coalition will bring the “stable government” needed at a challenging time for Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Saakashvili appears in court in Ukraine

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Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned opposition leader in Ukraine, is in court in the Ukrainian capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland’s new govt to be sworn in; some ministers may be out

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The government of Polish new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to be officially sworn in amid reports that some ministers may be replaced. Continue reading

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{FD} London police looking at criminal charges over tower fire

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London police are considering a variety of criminal charges related to the June fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 71 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Croat nationalists honor general convicted of war crimes

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Hundreds of people have attended a commemoration ceremony honoring a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United Nations tribunal that confirmed his war crimes conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

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Three people were arrested for throwing firebombs at a synagogue in Sweden, the second anti-Semitic attack in two days, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Government condemns anti-Semitic incidents at Berlin protest

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The German government is condemning anti-Semitic incidents that took place during protests in cities across Germany in recent days. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia’s Putin lands in Egypt in sign of growing ties

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Making his second visit to Egypt since 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Cairo on Monday for talks with his Egyptian counterpart on the two countries’ rapidly expanding ties and regional issues. Continue reading

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