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{FD} Merkel seeks EU’s patience as Germany forms new government

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is asking her European Union partners for patience in discussing the bloc’s future as she embarks on efforts to form a new government. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian prosecutors want prison sentence for ex-politician

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Prosecutors have called for a prison sentence and a 700,000-euro ($826,000) fine for a former top Romanian politician on trial for influence peddling. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Macron: Trump pushes EU closer together

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French President Emmanuel Macron says the uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policies has made European countries closer. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Police informant may have incited Berlin attacker

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German media report that the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack in Berlin last year may have been incited by a police informant. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

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Russia has formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia, part of an arms delivery that could worsen tensions in the war-weary Balkans. Continue reading

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{FD} Czechs begin voting in parliamentary election

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Citizens of the Czech Republic are voting in a parliamentary election that could install another euroskeptic government in Central Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Europe’s easy money taps to be tightened _ very slightly

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The economy of the 19 countries that use the euro currency is growing ever stronger, and it’s time for the European Central Bank to start telling the public how it will phase out its extraordinary stimulus measures. Continue reading

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{FD} Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

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It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy’s wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia’s secessionist ambitions in nearby Spain loom large over the debate. Continue reading

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{FD} Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over racy wedding photo

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A senior cleric from Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian church has banned couples who marry in civil ceremonies to take wedding photos outside churches and chapels in a part of the island that is popular with holidaymakers. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

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Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide. Continue reading

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{FD} EU weighs cutting pre-membership funds to troubling Turkey

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The European Union is studying whether and how to cut pre-membership funds to Turkey over alleged human rights abuses and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostile rhetoric about Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} In rare gesture, pope prays for Malta after journalist slain

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Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian border police take 28 migrants into custody

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Romanian border police have taken into custody 28 migrants who are suspected of trying to cross into Hungary illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} Kurz tasked with forming new Austrian government

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Austria’s president has formally tasked conservative leader Sebastian Kurz with forming a new government after his party finished first in last weekend’s election. Continue reading

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{FD} Father, 3 children die in Italy fire that may have been set

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Italian news reports say a Moroccan father and three of his four children have died in an apartment fire in the northern lakeside city of Como. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland: Man sets self on fire, has note blaming ruling party

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Warsaw police are questioning witnesses and reviewing street surveillance videos after a man set himself on fire in the city’s center. Continue reading

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{FD} German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

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German prosecutors say they have charged a former guard at the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland with being an accessory to murder for allegedly working there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO, Russia envoys to hold rare joint meeting in Brussels

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NATO says its ambassadors will hold talks with Russia’s envoy next week in a rare meeting of the NATO-Russia Council. Continue reading

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{FD} Norway government gets 1st woman foreign minister

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Norway’s prime minister has presented three new government ministers in a minor reshuffle of her two-party coalition following a general election last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia’s Lavrov warns one-sided changes could sink Iran deal

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Russia’s foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes. Continue reading

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{FD} Daimler profits fall 16 percent on diesel recall costs

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German automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt releases Egyptian-Irish after 4 years detention

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Egyptian authorities have released an Irish-Egyptian man who was detained for four years on charges related to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013. Continue reading

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{FD} Butter shortage in France as global demand grows

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Blame the croissant. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost industry $95B

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Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest reinsurers, estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, plus two recent earthquakes in Mexico will cost the industry about $95 billion. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian refugee detained in Greece on terror charge

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Police in northern Greece say a 32-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested on terrorism-related charges following a review of his asylum application. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Russia says US travel warning proves its point

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The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ireland PM praises May, wants more Brexit detail

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The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pro-independence Catalans make cash withdrawals in protest

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Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region’s independence bid. Continue reading

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{FD} Brexit, migrants and taxing Google _ big stakes at EU summit

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Brexit is Europe’s big worry but isn’t the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Russian ships in Philippines to deliver military equipment

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Five Russian navy ships have arrived in the Philippines to deliver donated military equipment on the country’s third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte. Continue reading

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{FD} UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face ‘hell on earth’

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UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a “hell on earth” in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Continue reading

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{FD} Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

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The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to it. Continue reading

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{FD} EU pledges more help to Italy to reduce migrant arrivals

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European Union leader Donald Tusk says the bloc has agreed to increase funding to help Italy in its efforts to keep migrants from arriving in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading

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{FD} France committed to Iran nuclear deal despite Trump decision

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France has reaffirmed its support for the Iran nuclear deal following the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to no longer back it in its current form. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Status of high stakes Spain-Catalonia standoff

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Spain is enduring its most acute political crisis since the return of democracy in the late 1970s, with Catalonia, its most prosperous region, positioning itself to declare its independence. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambridge University slammed over Shakespeare ‘trigger warnings’

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Cambridge University is being slammed by several academics after it was revealed students were given “trigger warnings” about an upcoming lecture on Shakespeare, amid concerns from faculty the students could become distressed. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Putin says Russia will adhere to arms treaty

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The Latest on President Vladimir Putin at a foreign policy forum (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia will adhere to a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty for as long as the U.S. sticks to it. Continue reading

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{FD} Albanian prosecutor seeks to lift former minister’s immunity

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The Albanian prosecutor general’s office says it has asked parliament to lift the immunity of a former interior minister suspected of being involved with a drug trafficking ring. Continue reading

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{FD} Rejected asylum seeker convicted of rape in Germany amid victim insults

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A rejected asylum seeker who raped a 23-year-old German woman in front of her boyfriend after threatening the couple with a saw — and who then called the victim “a **********” in court — was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

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An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine is appealing for information about a photograph that prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 29… Continue reading

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{FD} Putin warns against cornering North Korea

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has warned against driving North Korea into a corner. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence church

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Italian news agency ANSA says a 52-year-old tourist from Spain has been killed by falling masonry in one of Florence’s most famous churches where such Italian luminaries as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolo Machiavelli are buried. Continue reading

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{FD} Sons of murdered Malta journalist call for PM to resign, reject $1M reward

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The sons of murdered Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia blame a “climate of impunity” for the reason behind her death earlier this week and want the prime minister to resign. Continue reading

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{FD} Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding

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Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law. Continue reading

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{FD} Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain: What to know

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Catalonia’s leader declared independence last week, but the Spanish government isn’t letting the region go that easily. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey seeks Nigeria’s support against US-based cleric

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged cooperation with Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram but said he expected the African nation’s support against a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating l… Continue reading

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{FD} Buzz off? German study finds dramatic insect decline

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Scientists say an “alarming” drop in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains. Continue reading

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{FD} UK probes alleged money laundering link to South Africa

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U.K. authorities are investigating allegations that British banks inadvertently acted as conduits for money laundering linked to corruption in South Africa. Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted war criminal to teach at Serbia’s military academy

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Serbia’s defense minister says a former general convicted for war crimes and other Serb commanders who took part in a bloody crackdown against Kosovo’s Albanians in the 1990s will be invited to teach at the Balkan country’s military academy. Continue reading

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{FD} Catalan leader defiant as Spain moves to revoke region’s autonomy

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The Spanish government has begun the process that would activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers amid threats from the region’s defiant leader. Continue reading

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