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{FD} Hungary still defiant on US university after Brussels summit

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The Hungarian government remains defiant over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros. Continue reading

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{FD} Italian police detain 6 suspected neo-Nazis

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Italian police have detained six suspected neo-Nazis accused of agitating violence against foreigners. Continue reading

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{FD} Moscow demonstrators want to tell Putin: Don’t run again

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Several hundred demonstrators are gathered in a Moscow park, trying to move to the nearby presidential administration building to present letters calling on President Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term in office in 2018.. Continue reading

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{FD} Berlusconi treated with stitches after fall

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Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been treated by a doctor after tripping on a carpet and hitting his head in a fall in his villa in Portofino on the Ligurian coast. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Japanese PM say an open Europe is crucial

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 1:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Austria calls for new EU relationship with Turkey

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Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern says Turkey should not be allowed to join the European Union, with membership talks between the EU and Ankara at a standstill. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds

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A convoy of Turkish military vehicles has relocated to a base near the Syrian border as tensions with U.S.-backed Kurdish militants escalate. Continue reading

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{FD} Flights to Berlin airport diverted over suspicious suitcase

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German police say they are investigating a suspicious suitcase at Berlin’s Tegel airport and the operator says flights there are being diverted. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch want to move to future relations with Britain asap

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The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Knights of Malta vote for new leader after papal dispute

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Members of the ancient Knights of Malta religious order are voting for a new leader after the old one was effectively ousted by Pope Francis. Continue reading

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{FD} EU leaders show firm united front ahead of Brexit talks

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EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other’s nations will be the priority once the talks start. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Le Pen’s party hails conservative’s backing

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The Latest on France’s presidential election (all times local): ___ 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Macron hunts for France’s rural vote

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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is hunting for votes in rural areas of France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, has made inroads among people who feel left behind, with difficult access to public services, mobile phone connecti… Continue reading

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{FD} Chechnya accused of trying to ‘eliminate’ gay population before Ramadan

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A British foreign minister has warned that the Chechen Republic government is planning to “eliminate” its entire gay population by the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Le Pen says she ‘abhors’ Holocaust doubters amid scandal over party official

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French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Friday she “abhors” Holocaust doubters as the temporary leader of her far-right party stepped down over allegations he expressed doubt that the Nazi used gas chambers to kill Jews. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia seeks arrest of former Ukraine prime minister

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Russia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claiming he killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya in the 1990s. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at Macedonia’s deepening political turmoil

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Macedonia has fallen back into political crisis, a chapter frighteningly illustrated by images of protesters rushed into parliament and leaving several lawmakers bloodied. Continue reading

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{FD} Spaniard’s public ‘love letter’ sparks mixed response

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A young Spaniard who was smitten with a woman he saw on a tram posted fliers on lamp posts hoping to make contact. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Albanian Parliament elects leader as president

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The Latest on the election of Albania’s president (all times local): 6:09 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Opposition lawmaker applies to European court for referendum

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A lawmaker from the main opposition party in Turkey has submitted an application to the European Court of Human Rights to annul the results of April’s referendum on expanding presidential powers. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s May to Japan’s Abe: investors will like post-Brexit UK

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Prime Minister Theresa May has told Japan’s leader that she is determined to keep Britain “the best place in Europe” to run a business once the country leaves the European Union. Continue reading

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{FD} Erdogan: ‘Fresh page’ for US relations with Trump

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Turkey’s president says a “fresh page” in Turkish-American relations can be opened with President Donald Trump’s administration, as high-level dialogue has intensified since January. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany moves forward on burqa ban for public servants

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A ban on full-face veils for public servants is inching closer to become legal. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany says reviving G-8 with Russia ‘not up for debate’

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The German government says there are no plans to invite Russia to return to the club of leading industrialized nations. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Death penalty described as red line for Turkey

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The Latest on Turkey’s membership talks with the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts teen survives falling 200 feet off cliff in Switzerland

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A Massachusetts high school student is alive after falling more than 200 feet down a mountain on a school trip in Switzerland. Continue reading

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{FD} Moscow political activist hospitalized after chemical attack

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The Moscow leader of the liberal opposition Yabloko party says one of its activists has been hospitalized after an unknown attacker splashed a chemical in her face. Continue reading

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{FD} German leader to call on Gulf states to do more for refugees

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates this weekend with a message that they should do more to help refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Albanian parliament speaker Meta to be elected president

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Albanian Parliament speaker Ilir Meta is expected to be elected as the country’s new president in a parliamentary vote. Continue reading

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{FD} Junior partner says it is leaving Croatian government

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The junior party in Croatia’s ruling conservative coalition says it is leaving the government of Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic following a dispute over the finance minister. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Italian PM Renzi says EU must change to survive

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Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says that the European Union must fundamentally change and get closer to its citizens if it is to survive. Continue reading

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{FD} Nastase responds to backlash about Serena Williams comments

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Ilie Nastase responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst, saying his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were “spontaneous” and his tirade inexcusable. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy arrests man with alleged links to Berlin terror cell

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Italian police said Friday they have arrested a Congolese man suspected being part of a Berlin-based terror cell and of having had contacts with the man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in the city, authorities said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Zidane says people should stop Le Pen in French election

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Former France great Zinedine Zidane says people should do anything they can to avoid having Marine Le Pen win the presidency. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli PM: German FM crossed line; Berlin defends NGO talks

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Germany’s Foreign Ministry is defending a decision by the country’s top diplomat to meet with an Israeli human rights group, after Israel’s prime minister said the move crossed a “red line.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told German daily Bild in a… Continue reading

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{FD} UBS profits rise on higher trading, commission earnings

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Swiss bank UBS has reported a near doubling in its first quarter net profit to 1.3 billion francs ($1.3 billion), as its wealth management and investment banking operations grew. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany arrests Swiss citizen suspected of espionage

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German prosecutors say authorities have arrested a 54-year-old Swiss citizen on suspicion of espionage. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Montenegro premier gives speech before NATO vote

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The Latest on Montenegro and NATO membership (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

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Germany’s aviation association says the country’s airlines have decide to scrap rules requiring two people in the cockpit at the same time, implemented after a Germanwings pilot is believed to have crashed his own plane in France two years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} EU summit to assess Ireland’s future in wake of Brexit

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European Union leaders meeting Saturday to approve the guidelines that will drive divorce negotiations with Britain will also assess wording which would allow a united Ireland — including Northern Ireland — to become part of the bloc at a potential future date. Continue reading

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{FD} Local flooding, flood alerts under heavy rain in Poland

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Local authorities in Poland floods or potential flooding have been reported in southern and central Poland following days of heavy rain and snow. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: Moscow’s grimy trucks inspire street art

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The grimy trucks traversing the polluted and dusty streets of Moscow have inspired a new kind of street art in Russia’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Mistakes made in case of soldier planning attack

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Germany’s Interior Ministry says it will “leave no stone unturned” in trying to determine how a Bundeswehr soldier who spoke no Arabic managed to register as a Syrian asylum seeker. Continue reading

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{FD} Erdogan to return to Turkey’s governing party on May 2

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Turkey’s prime minister says the governing party will be inviting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to rejoin its ranks on May 2. Continue reading

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{FD} Chemical weapons team ready to visit Syria if safety assured

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The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog says his team of experts is ready and willing to travel to the site of a deadly nerve gas attack in Syria if their safety can be assured. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland’s ruling Party backs out of plan to expand Warsaw

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Poland’s ruling party says it is halting a plan to expand the capital city following protests, saying it needs more consultation with the people. Continue reading

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{FD} Portugal jobless rate falls to 8-year low as finances mend

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Portugal’s economy continues to rebound from its recent crisis, with the unemployment rate in February falling to an eight-year low of 9.9 percent. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 in critical condition after 5 go thru ice in Arctic Norway

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Norwegian authorities say a man who was among five Russian tourists who went through the ice in Svalbard fjord on a snowmobile trek remains in an unstable critical condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungary completes 2nd border fence meant to stop migrants

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Hungary’s government says construction has been completed on a second fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop any surge in the flow of migrants toward Western Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} UK marine who killed injured Taliban fighter freed from jail

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A British Royal Marine commando who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been released from prison after his murder conviction was downgraded to manslaughter. Continue reading

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