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{FD} Germany denies permission for Erdogan rally on G-20 visit

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Turkey has asked permission for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to hold a rally to address Turks in Germany when he attends the upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany’s foreign minister said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} EU backs more support for Italy, struggling with migrants

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The European Union’s foreign minister says the bloc supports Italy’s stance that it can no longer handle the flood of migrants alone, and she insists other EU countries share the burden. Continue reading

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{FD} UK leader names chair of inquiry into London tower fire

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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a retired judge to chair a public inquiry into the devastating west London fire that killed at least 80 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Online hate speech may soon incur a hefty bill in Germany

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German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country’s existing limits on free speech — including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial — in social networks. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights groups accuse French bank of role in Rwanda genocide

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Three rights groups have filed a lawsuit accusing France’s biggest bank of complicity in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, for allegedly helping Rwandan authorities purchase weapons despite a U.N. arms embargo. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania: man suspected of links to Paris attackers

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Prosecutors have detained a Romanian man on suspicion he was linked to a group involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia wages war of words with Britain over navy pride

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Moscow has angrily lashed out at a dismissive comment about a Russian aircraft carrier made by Britain’s defense secretary, arguing that its aging ship is better than the new British carrier. Continue reading

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{FD} UK lawmakers set for key vote on minority government’s plans

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British lawmakers are set to vote on whether to approve the Conservative government’s plans for a Brexit-dominated parliamentary session, in a test of Prime Minister Theresa May’s shaky minority administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Rival sides dive deep on security in Cyprus peace talks

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The rival sides in talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus are delving deeper into how new security arrangements will work after a peace deal is agreed. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid crisis with Arab states, Qatar minister to visit Turkey

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Turkey’s state television says Qatar’s defense minister will arrive in Turkey for talks amid the Gulf Arab states’ feud with their tiny neighbor. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria, Russia accuse US of plotting ‘provocation’

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Russia is accusing Washington of preparing a “provocation” in Syria, which would then be blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government as alleged use of chemical weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel before G20: Paris accord irreversible, not negotiable

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union is “more determined than ever” to make the Paris accord against climate change a success following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the agreement. Continue reading

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{FD} German prison to be evacuated after WWII bomb found nearby

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A prison in the southern German city of Regensburg needs to be evacuated after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work nearby. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pope appreciates Pell’s honesty, finance work

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The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges

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Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of “historical” sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO agrees to send more troop trainers to Afghanistan

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NATO’s chief says allies have agreed to send more troops to Afghanistan, to help train and work alongside the country’s security forces. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s Xi in Hong Kong for anniversary as protests planned

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China’s President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Hong Kong to mark two decades since China took control of the former British colony. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

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Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Continue reading

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{FD} Greek authorities ban clashing police union, anarchist meets

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Hoping to defuse a highly explosive mix in central Athens, Greek authorities have banned separate gatherings planned by police unionists and anarchists — both ostensibly themed against violence. Continue reading

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{FD} Bungee jumper misunderstood instructor’s ‘poor English’ and jumped without rope, court finds

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A Dutch girl jumped to her death when she misunderstood her Spanish instructor, and jumped before she was properly attached. Continue reading

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{FD} Train evacuated in western Poland due to bomb threat

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Polish media are reporting that authorities have stopped a train traveling from Warsaw to Berlin and evacuated its passengers after receiving a bomb threat. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy threatens to close ports to NGO migrant rescue ships

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Italy is seeking increased support from the European Union as it deals with a huge wave of migrant arrivals, including a reported proposal to limit the types of ships that can offload migrants in Italian ports. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-CIA agent plans return to Italy to serve kidnap sentence

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A former CIA agent says she is returning to Italy this week to serve a three-year sentence for taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan 14 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals

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Pope Francis is leading a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica to give the Catholic church five new cardinals. Continue reading

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{FD} Kosovo war crimes court clears way for indictments

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A court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo’s war for independence has approved its rules of procedure and evidence, a crucial step toward prosecutors issuing indictments. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80

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The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 3:10 p.m. British police have increased the toll in the Grenfell Tower fire to 80 dead or presumed dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Right-wing basks, leftists regroup after local vote in Italy

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Italy’s ruling center-left Democratic Party is picking up the pieces after a weekend drubbing in local elections while former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is basking in his latest political rebound and alliance with the anti-immigrant right. Continue reading

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{FD} Czech lawmakers OK’s gun holders’ right to defend country

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The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a constitutional amendment that gives legal gun owners a right to participate in the country’s defense. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis says Syria’s government taking US threat seriously

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria’s government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Swedish lawmaker convicted of violence after night out

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A member of Sweden’s Parliament for the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats has been convicted for hitting a man in the face outside a nightclub in Stockholm last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says that 120 high-rise buildings in 37 parts of Britain have failed fire-safety tests — a 100-percent failure rate. Continue reading

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{FD} New leftist govt named in Romania, many ministers keep posts

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The chairman of Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party has named the new leftist government, and many ministers are set to keep their jobs despite being criticized for alleged underperformance. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian lawmakers mull blocking foreign media broadcasts

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Russian lawmakers are considering ways to block foreign media broadcasts in Russian if they break the law. Continue reading

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{FD} German Cabinet approves plan to boost spending next year

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Germany’s Cabinet has approved a budget plan that foresees a 2.6 percent increase in spending next year and a balanced budget over the next four years. Continue reading

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{FD} Serbia’s next premier: EU membership, modernization priority

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Serbia’s prime minister designate says her future government’s goal is membership in the European Union along with modernization of the troubled Balkan country. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Syrian fire hits Golan during Netanyahu visit

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The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Activists say a cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria has killed at least 15 people, including women and children. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland’s anti-government leader Kijowski charged with fraud

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Poland’s prosecutors say they have charged the former leader of a massive anti-government movement with misappropriation of the movement’s funds and false statements in its financial documents. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s weakened government passes first vote since election

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Britain’s Conservative minority government is facing its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election, as lawmakers vote on an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Climbers go missing on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

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Two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina have gone missing on Pakistan’s “Killer Mountain.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pope repudiates ‘martyr’ moniker for suicide bombers

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Pope Francis has repudiated the idea that suicide bombers can be considered “martyrs,” saying true martyrs don’t harm others but rather are meek, honest and persecuted for their faith as true children of God. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Hillsborough: May: families feel mixed emotions

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The Latest on Britain’s 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that left 96 people dead (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage

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The German Parliament plans to vote Friday on whether to legalize same-sex marriage — only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel backed off her conservative party’s long-standing refusal to budge on the issue. Continue reading

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{FD} Blame game in Portugal over wildfire that killed 64 people

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Accusations are flying in Portugal as authorities try to figure out whether anyone was to blame for the deaths of 64 people in a recent wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} Security remains a stumbling block in Cyprus peace talks

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A new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders has opened in a Swiss Alpine resort, aiming to reunify their Mediterranean island after a decades-long split. Continue reading

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{FD} Nuclear waste containers shipped on river in Germany

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A transport of three containers carrying nuclear waste is being shipped on the Neckar river in southwestern Germany with heavy police protection. Continue reading

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{FD} Activists protest for legal migration policies ahead of G20

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More than 30 activists have protested against the upcoming Group of 20 summit in the northern German city of Hamburg by hanging a large banner from a bridge across the Elbe river that reads “Build bridges, not walls.” Continue reading

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{FD} Bulgaria, Romanian leaders: we’re not opposed to Russia

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The presidents of Bulgaria and Romania have discussed NATO, security in the Black Sea region, trade and European Union issues. Continue reading

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{FD} Macron’s government kicks off controversial labor reform

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President Emmanuel Macron’s government is launching an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency. Continue reading

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{FD} UK charges 6 in Hillsborough stadium tragedy that killed 96

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U.K. prosecutors are set to announce whether they plan to lay charges in the deaths of 96 people in the Hillsborough stadium crush. Continue reading

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{FD} Police detain 6 IS suspects in Spain, Britain and Germany

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Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State armed group, four of them in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany. Continue reading

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