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  • Glasgow pedestrians killed when truck veers out of control

    LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland said a number of people were killed and injured Monday when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow. Superintendent Stewart Carle of Police Scotland…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on tax fraud charges — making her the first member of the country’s royal…

  • Spain hands out $3B in planet’s biggest lottery

    MADRID (AP) — Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs…

  • Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of…

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed…

  • Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

    PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which…

  • Nazarbayev: Ukraine conflict is ‘nonsense’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president says the conflict in eastern Ukraine is “nonsense” and is calling on Russia and Ukraine to find a way to resolve it. Nursultan Nazarbayev’s comments Monday, after a meeting with…

  • Poland suspends abuse probe of Vatican ex-envoy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor says that Poland has suspended an investigation into the alleged sex abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic by a Polish-born former Vatican ambassador due to a lack of…

  • France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears

    PARIS (AP) — A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France.…

  • Protester takes perch on St. Peter’s facade

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur has lowered himself onto the facade of St. Peter’s Cathedral, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest from the cathedral against government…

  • Belarusian independent news sites blocked

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media. There was no official word on who was…

  • No bail for man held in Spanish party HQ attack

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ordered pretrial detention without bail for a man who rammed a car containing homemade explosives and gas cylinders into the ruling Popular Party’s headquarters. A Madrid court said…

  • Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania’s new president

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country’s new president following an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended. Pro-Western Klaus Iohannis, 55, promises…

  • Russia’s sole independent TV forced into meager studio

    MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back…

  • French police shoot dead knife-wielding assailant

    PARIS (AP) — Officials say man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France. A statement by the…