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  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

    PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France…

  • Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus’ rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities have agreed to open two more crossing points across the island’s north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramp up. United Nations envoy…

  • UK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron met his Dutch counterpart on Thursday as he began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship…

  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

    PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France…

  • Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

    MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts. With Croatia announcing it will allow oil…

  • Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan…

  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

    PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France…

  • Paris doctors strike to protest working hours reform

    PARIS (AP) — Thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel are demonstrating in central Paris to protest planned working-hours changes they say will result in more burnout and worse patient care. Technicians in white…

  • Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is holding out hope that a “sustainable, mutually respectful” deal can be struck with world powers in talks over his country’s nuclear program before the current deadline of…

  • Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government web-site and signed by Putin on Wednesday…

  • AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s far-right leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight any order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. Seselj told…

  • Polish police search for man who entered bear enclosure

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities are searching for a man who tangled with a bear at Warsaw’s zoo and escaped, leaving traces of his blood behind. Maria Krakowiak, head of the animals of prey…

  • Turkey revokes journalist’s honor over Erdogan criticism

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stephen…

  • EU nations, parliament reach deal on major investment plan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($345 billion) in private- and public-sector investment to upgrade…

  • France wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group. France, which joined U.S.-led…