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{FD} France to charge suspect in Spain attacks that killed 16

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The French prosecutor’s office says an unnamed person detained in France in connection with the August extremist attacks in Spain will be handed preliminary charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Switzerland: 2 killed in shooting in Zurich

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Police say two people are dead after a shooting in Switzerland’s biggest city, Zurich. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission’s strength

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A spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow’s Argentina embassy harms the mission’s reputation. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda

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Turkey’s official news agency says a court has ruled that three academics who signed a peace petition committed terror propaganda but deferred a final verdict for five years. Continue reading

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{FD} France unveils vast new plan to tackle radicalization

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France has unveiled a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Opposition group: Russia shouldn’t vote on Syria

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The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa’s Sahel

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The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa’s Sahel region (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany says another citizen detained in Turkey released

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The German government says one of its citizens held in Turkey has been released, but must remain in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Spend more or do less: EU leaders discuss post-Brexit budget

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European leaders — minus Britain’s prime minister — are meeting to discuss how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Brexit. Continue reading

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{FD} New party aide close to Germany’s Merkel, but no clone

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown her conservative party that she’s still very much in charge and keen to shape its future, installing a close ally who’s popular in her own right in a top party post following weeks of muttering over a difficult… Continue reading

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{FD} Italian campaign promises gloss over grim economic realities

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While Italy’s economic growth has picked up this year, it belies grim realities below the surface, few of which are being addressed directly as politicians stump for a national ballot on March 4. The economy is forecast to grow by a decent rate of 1.5 … Continue reading

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{FD} French army says several jihadis killed in Mali operation

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France’s armed forces spokesman says that French soldiers killed “around 10” jihadis last week in Mali during an operation near the Niger border. Continue reading

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{FD} German food bank criticized for turning away foreigners

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A food bank in Germany is being criticized for its decision to stop serving more foreigners, who make up a growing percentage of its users. Continue reading

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{FD} Aide to Russian opposition leader sentenced to 30 days

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The chief of staff for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on charges of violating public order in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally. Continue reading

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{FD} EU pledges 50 million euros to African counterterror force

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The European Union is pledging 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa’s Sahel region, as leaders gather Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

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The witness accounts remain appalling. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

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Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} French court keeps Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in prison

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A court has rejected a release request by a prominent Islamic scholar incarcerated this month on preliminary rape charges. Continue reading

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{FD} UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

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A senior official at UNICEF has resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

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Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

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Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have overwhelmingly voted to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian minister calls for firing of anti-graft prosecutor

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Romania’s justice minister has called for the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be removed from her post, citing what he said were serious concerns about the way she conducted her job. Continue reading

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{FD} Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

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A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been handed prison sentences for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain. Continue reading

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{FD} Greece approves port sale in second-largest city

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Lawmakers have approved the sale of a 67 percent stake of the Thessaloniki Port Authority in Greece’s second largest city, in a deal worth 232 million euros ($285 million). Continue reading

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{FD} Flow of undocumented migrants to Switzerland shrinks in 2017

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Swiss customs authorities say the number of undocumented migrants who entered Switzerland last year shrank nearly by half compared to a record influx in 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy’s Salvini praises Trump, discusses school shootings

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The leader of Italy’s right-wing League party says he admires President Donald Trump for keeping many of his campaign promises, but says arming teachers isn’t the way to protect children from school shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany nixes special visa treatment for Cambodia officials

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Germany is withdrawing a system of special visa treatment for Cambodian officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, citing the southeast Asian country’s crackdown on the opposition. Continue reading

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{FD} Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman

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Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large. Continue reading

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{FD} Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman, incident ‘not terror-related’

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Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large. Continue reading

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{FD} Slovenia governmen sacks army chief over failed NATO tests

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Slovenia’s government has sacked the army chief of staff after the military’s poor performance at a NATO combat readiness test. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Brussels incident ‘not terror-related’

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The Latest on the police operation in Brussels (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Belgian police say an incident involving a suspected armed man in Brussels is not terror-related. Continue reading

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{FD} Runaway cow in Poland dies after recapture

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A local official in Poland says a runaway cow that avoided captivity for weeks has died after it was caught and put on a truck to be taken to a farm. Continue reading

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{FD} European Central Bank closer to revising stimulus outlook

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The minutes to the last policy meeting of the European Central Bank suggest that policymakers could indicate as soon as March that they are mulling an earlier end to their stimulus program. Continue reading

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{FD} German ex-priest convicted of sexually abusing boys

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A court in southeastern Germany has sentenced a former Catholic priest to 8 ½ years in prison for child sex abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Australians nabbed in Serbia over drug haul to be extradited

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A Serbian court has ruled that two Australians arrested over a $390 million cocaine haul can be extradited to Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Retirees protest across Spain to call for higher pensions

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Retirees are demonstrating across Spain, calling for higher pensions and urging authorities to ensure funding for social security. Continue reading

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{FD} Police lock down part of Brussels amid reports of gunman

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Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday, warning residents to stay inside amid media reports that an armed man could be at large. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s May gathers divided Cabinet, seeking Brexit compromise

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is gathering her divided ministers for a marathon meeting aimed at hammering out a common position on Brexit. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian opposition leader Navalny reports arrest

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been detained by police and that his chief of staff is also being held. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New bombardment kills 13 Syrian capital suburb

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The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Syrian opposition activists and paramedics are reporting a fresh wave of bombardment of the rebel-held eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, saying 13 people have been killed. Continue reading

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{FD} EU leaders prepare life without Britain, mull future ties

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European Union leaders meet without Britain Friday looking to plug a major budget hole after Brexit and endorse a plan to streamline the European Parliament by sharing out the country’s seats. Continue reading

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{FD} German leader calls on Iran, Russia to end Syria violence

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the European Union to step up pressure on Russia and Iran to end the violence in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} EU, Africa leaders drum up support for impoverished Sahel

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European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from West Africa in a show of support for the impoverished Sahel region that has fallen prey to extremists and is a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria: A father says last goodbye to child

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A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again. Continue reading

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{FD} UK growth in 2017 downgraded as consumer spending slows

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Official figures show that the British economy did not grow as strongly as initially anticipated in the final quarter of 2017 amid a slowdown in consumption and business investment. Continue reading

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{FD} Briton, German arrested at Bali’s airport in drug cases

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Indonesian customs officials have arrested two foreigners accused of attempting to smuggle drugs onto the tourist island of Bali. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel calls for “solidarity” from all EU on taking migrants

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for all European member states to do their share in helping to deal with the large influx of migrants, while also working together to stem the flow by strengthening external borders and fighting the problems c… Continue reading

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{FD} France plays catch-up coping with radicalized prisoners

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Radicalized inmates in the general prison population can quickly start influencing others and endanger prison staff. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia’s foreign minister criticizes West’s policies in Balkans

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Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is criticizing Western policies toward his country, urging European countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions. Continue reading

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