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{FD} Pope’s sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member

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Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board are vowing to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel. Continue reading

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{FD} Fillon was wiretapped, French presidential candidate’s aide says

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Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was wiretapped by authorities investigating him for a misuse of public funds, a campaign aide said on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts in Germany

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party easily won an election in Germany’s western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year, projections showed. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel party seen winning state vote as election year starts

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Exit polls indicate that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party has emerged easily as the strongest party from an election in Germany’s western Saarland state — an unexpectedly strong performance and a disappointment for her center-left rivals. Continue reading

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{FD} London attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access, official says

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British security services are pleading with the creators of a popular messaging service for help accessing one of the final communications sent by Westminster Bridge terror attacker Khalid Masood before his deadly assault on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

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With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Oh la la! Cypriot renews Platini memorabilia record bid

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A Cypriot fan of former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini is renewing a bid to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia’s next stop: Europe

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Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, last week accused Russia not only of meddling in the U.S. elections, but also having a hand in Europe’s political contests. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens detained seeking answers about Belarus mass arrests

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Police in Belarus’ capital have arrested demonstrators who were demanding to know the whereabouts of friends and relatives detained in the breakup of a mass protest. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia anti-corruption protests: ?Alexei Navalny??, Putin opponent, arrested

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Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Car hits pedestrians in north London; 4 hurt

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A car has hit a number of pedestrians in Islington, north London, leaving four people injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Diaz launches bid to be 1st woman to lead Spain’s Socialists

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Susana Diaz, the regional president of Andalusia, has launched her bid to become the first woman to lead Spain’s Socialist party. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Hollande looks to strengthen ties with Singapore

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French President Francois Hollande, on an official visit to Singapore, expressed a desire Sunday to strengthen France’s partnership with the Southeast Asian city-state. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Socialist leader in Bulgaria votes for “change”

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The Latest on Bulgaria’s election Sunday: (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia says oil cuts may be extended amid high compliance

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Russia’s energy minister says there’s “94 percent” compliance on a six-month oil production cut among OPEC members and non-cartel nations, as well as discussions about continuing the cuts to boost crude prices. Continue reading

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{FD} German minister: Erdogan rhetoric causing significant damage

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A senior German official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rhetoric in the standoff with European countries ahead of his country’s April 16 referendum is causing damage that will take years to repair. Continue reading

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{FD} Corruption protests held across Russia; arrests reported

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Russian protesters denouncing government corruption have gathered in cities across Russia and arrests have been reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Non merci: French voters reject corruption in politics

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French voters just won’t tolerate corruption in politics anymore — that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country’s powerful security minister. Continue reading

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{FD} UK police still think Westminster attacker acted alone

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British police investigating an assault on Parliament that claimed four victims and wounded dozens say they still believe the assailant acted alone. Continue reading

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{FD} German state vote a test for Merkel’s party, resurgent rival

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A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. Continue reading

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{FD} Bulgarians vote in election unlikely to bring clear winner

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Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union’s poorest member country closer to Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Greek police nab 2 truck drivers smuggling in 20 migrants

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Greek police say they have arrested a Turkish truck driver and a Bulgarian truck driver who were carrying a total of 20 migrants near Greece’s northeastern land border with Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

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Turkey’s president says the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership. Continue reading

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{FD} Serbian PM to visit Putin ahead of April 2 presidential vote

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Serbia’s populist prime minister says he will pay an official visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a trip apparently designed to boost his bid for the Serbian presidency. Continue reading

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{FD} Bulgarian nationalists protest at Turkish border before vote

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 Bulgarian nationalists kept up their protests at the Turkish border Saturday against Bulgarian citizens living permanently in Turkey who are coming in to vote in Bulgaria’s election. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands in London take to streets to protest Brexit plan

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Thousands of demonstrators are gathering under sunny skies in central London to protest plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. Continue reading

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{FD} Third Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

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Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of the 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following a landmark nuclear with world powers has joined its commercial fleet. Continue reading

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{FD} Poles celebrate EU on bloc’s 60th anniversary with march

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Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw on Saturday, waving European Union and Polish flags in a show of support for the troubled European project as leaders in Rome marked the 60th anniversary of its founding treaty. Continue reading

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{FD} UKIP’s only member of British Parliament quits party

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The UK Independence Party is losing its only member of the British Parliament in a blow to the upstart anti-Europe party’s future. Continue reading

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{FD} EU leaders mark bloc’s 60th anniversary as turning point

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European Union leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty on Saturday as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week. Continue reading

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{FD} Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

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Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march. Continue reading

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{FD} EU transport chief calls for European car toll system

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The European Union’s transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders. Continue reading

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{FD} Vehicle attacks: easy success for IS, challenge for police

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In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Romans avoid city center amid EU summit security

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The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} EU leaders arrive to mark 60th anniversary of bloc

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European Union leaders are gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope puts focus on peripheries during Milan pastoral visit

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Pope Francis has arrived in Milan on a one-day visit to the world’s largest diocese and the home base of his main competition for the papacy, Cardinal Angelo Scola. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

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The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 injured in shooting in northern France

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Police say three people have been injured in a shooting in the northern French city of Lille. Continue reading

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{FD} London terror: Boyfriend of woman who plunged off bridge reportedly planned to propose

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The boyfriend of the woman who plunged into the Thames as a car plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge was planning to propose later that day. Continue reading

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{FD} French president denounces rival’s claims of dirty tricks

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French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler gets stuck in toy machine after climbing inside

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A mischievous 3-year-old boy who wanted to get his hands on a teddy bear got trapped inside a claw machine after climbing inside. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope urges EU: Resist ‘false’ security promised by populists

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Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the “false forms of security” promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyprus: gas search will continue despite Turkish ‘threats’

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Cyprus says the search for oil and gas off its shores will continue after Turkey said that it would “take all necessary measures to protect its interests” in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as those of breakaway Turkish Cypriots. Continue reading

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{FD} Swiss find signs of spying linked to Turkish community

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Swiss federal prosecutors say they have “concrete indications” pointing to alleged political espionage by people linked to the Turkish community in Switzerland. Continue reading

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{FD} Murdered ex-lawmaker knew ‘misdeeds of Russian elites,’ Kremlin critic says

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The exiled Russian lawmaker who was assassinated outside an upscale Kiev hotel reportedly knew about “misdeeds of Russian elites,” including illegal smuggling and money laundering. Continue reading

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{FD} Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

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Officials say a group of some 10 Polish-speaking people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin, Le Pen hold surprise meeting in Moscow

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President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. Continue reading

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{FD} A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor

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The half-million Belarusians who can’t find work in their country’s stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to “public work” for a pittance; pay $250 for failure t… Continue reading

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{FD} London terror: Cops sift through 2,500 items to assemble killer’s profile

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London investigators were sifting through more than 2,500 seized items and talking to more than 3,500 people Friday as they try to piece together why a British-born man became radicalized and launched a deadly rampage outside Parliament earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Portugal cuts deficit, says rejecting austerity brings gain

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Portugal’s statistics agency says that the country’s budget deficit fell to 2.1 percent last year, with the government saying the drop proved critics of its anti-austerity measures wrong. Continue reading

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