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  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust

    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency. The antitrust authority…

  • Dozens injured in 3 separate attacks in France

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the violent acts were connected by any terrorist motive.…

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

    MADRID (AP) — Spaniards and Latin American immigrants 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…

  • Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

    MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin of Russia, French President…

  • Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker’s bribe claims

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker’s allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country’s fraught presidential vote. Court officials said Monday that prosecutor…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued…

  • Truck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgow

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said. The truck hit a number of pedestrians…

  • 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…

  • 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…