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  • UK PM Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters…

  • NATO fighter jets join Nordics in Arctic military exercise

    HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic officials say that NATO planes are joining their air forces in one of Europe’s largest fighter jet exercises, as military tensions increase in the Nordic and Baltic region. The two-week Arctic…

  • Greece rules out capital controls if bailout talks fail

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s radical left-led government has ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of capital if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous negotiations with bailout creditors and…

  • 14 Indonesian students rescued after misjudging Alpine hike

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in the southern German region of Bavaria say their biggest-ever helicopter rescue operation saved 14 Indonesian students who misjudged the weather during a spring hike in the Alps. The 23- to…

  • N. Ireland leader hospitalized over suspected heart attack

    DUBLIN (AP) — First Minister Peter Robinson, the Protestant leader of Northern Ireland’s unity government, has been hospitalized after a suspected heart attack, his party said Monday. The 66-year-old leader of the Democratic Unionist Party…

  • New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections

    MADRID (AP) — Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party. The result of…

  • French president revives political duo with his ex

    PARIS (AP) — Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. It’s no ordinary someone — it’s Segolene Royal,…

  • Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s embassy in Ukraine says it has still not been given access to two Russian citizens detained earlier this month on suspicion of fighting alongside separatists in the eastern region of…

  • Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as ‘peanuts’

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as “peanuts.” Mehmet Simsek made the remark last week…

  • Apparent winner in Polish election sends message of unity

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s apparent president-elect, Andrzej Duda, began the day after the election meeting with passers-by in front of a subway station in central Warsaw and announcing that he will formally leave his…

  • UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

    LONDON (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth’s center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn’t what brings millions of people within a stone’s…

  • Greece’s leftist leaders reject call to miss debt payment

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment. Syriza’s central committee…

  • Greece’s leftist leaders reject call to miss debt payment

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment. Syriza’s central committee…

  • Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county’s presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit poll is…

  • New parties shake Spain’s political system in local vote

    MADRID (AP) — Voters punished Spain’s mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment…