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  • BBC exec ‘sickened’ at phone hacking by UK’s Mirror tabloids

    LONDON (AP) — A senior BBC executive says he feels “invaded and sickened” by the revelation that his phone was hacked repeatedly by staff at Britain’s Mirror Group newspapers. Alan Yentob, the broadcaster’s creative director,…

  • German court gives man 6-year sentence over PKK role

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a man of terrorism charges and sentenced him to six years in prison after finding he ran the finances in Europe of the banned Kurdistan Worker’s Party,…

  • Greek ultra-right lawmaker on trial over TV talk show slap

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party, who achieved notoriety for assaulting two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show, has gone on trial over the incident. An Athens…

  • Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

    MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she’s ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she’s offered a balanced diet. Nadezhda Savchenko has been in Russian custody…

  • New law allows pensions for workers in Nazis’ Polish ghettos

    BERLIN (AP) — The German Parliament’s upper house has approved legislation that will allow pension payments to residents of Poland who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos when their country was occupied…

  • Frenchman on trial for helping 14-year-old trying to join IS

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of helping a 14-year-old runaway try to join Islamic State by arranging her travel is on trial on terrorism charges. Friday’s trial of Riad Ben Cheikh sheds light on…

  • Bank of Greece: need progress in talks with creditors

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The meeting of the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers next week is very important for financially stricken Greece, the country’s central bank governor said Friday. The meeting, known as the eurogroup, is…

  • 2 suspected Islamic recruiters arrested in Belgium

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the Belgian capital on suspicion of trying to recruit people to fight with Islamic radicals in Syria. Geert Schoorens, a spokesman with the Belgian federal prosecutors…

  • Lawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong

    LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee is urging the British government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong. In a report Friday, the Foreign Affairs Committee said British officials have…

  • German Parliament approves quota for female directors

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe’s biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year. The…

  • EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.…

  • Man dies in landslide in Bosnia as bad weather hits Balkans

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A man died Friday in a landslide in Bosnia as a wave of storms also closed down roads, flooded villages and disrupted power supplies throughout the Balkan region still recovering from…

  • Tajik opposition figure shot dead in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A businessman and opposition figure from the former Soviet nation of Tajikistan has been killed with a single shot to the head in Istanbul after dining with a friend, Turkish media…

  • Stoltenberg says Merkel asked him to become NATO chief

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says it was German Chancellor Angela Merkel who convinced him to accept the alliance’s top job. In a prerecorded talk show to be aired Friday by Swedish broadcaster…

  • EU slaps new sanctions on Syria regime backers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has stepped up its sanctions against Syria in response to the crackdown by President Bashar Assad’s regime. EU Council headquarters said in a statement Friday that it had slapped…