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  • 5 may face preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

    PARIS (AP) — Five people have appeared before a French judge and could face preliminary charges over a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria…

  • Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in…

  • French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

    PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation’s deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it,…

  • Chances improve for Renzi’s pick to become Italian president

    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi forged ahead Friday with his candidate for president, even at the risk of losing broad support for his reform agenda, after initial rounds of balloting by lawmakers failed…

  • 50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

    LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill’s funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic. Prime Minister…

  • Bosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian arms exporter on Friday made a criminal complaint against the country’s current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from…

  • BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins

    BERLIN (AP) — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins. The company says the problem affected BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce models…

  • EU antiterror chief calls for common laws against jihadis

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union’s counterterrorism chief says member states need to have common laws against Europeans traveling to Syria and Iraq to join jihadist groups. At the moment the 28 members of…

  • NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the alliance’s secretary-general said Friday. Jens Stoltenberg…

  • Russian military to get 50 intercontinental missiles

    MOSCOW (AP) — The chief of Russia’s General Staff says the military will receive 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, maintaining a high tempo of modernization despite the nation’s economic downturn. Gen. Valery Gerasimov’s statement…

  • UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs’ genocide convictions

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment…

  • German World War II panzer ace Otto Carius dies at 92

    BERLIN (AP) — Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92. Carius died at home in western…

  • France pledges tanks, armored vehicles to NATO force

    PARIS (AP) — France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia. In a joint statement Friday after a meeting between French President Francois…

  • Report: woman attacks police in Istanbul with automatic fire

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a woman opened automatic weapon fire at a police vehicle in Istanbul’s main square, Taksim, before escaping on foot. No one was hurt in Friday’s incident. The…

  • UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs’ genocide convictions

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment…