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  • UK leader 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 Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other…

  • French president revives political duo with his ex

    PARIS (AP) — A new person has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings at the Elysee Palace: Segolene Royal, the president’s ex-companion…

  • 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…

  • Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in “principle” to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle,…

  • Fashion’s greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes’ red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and…

  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack military base; no casualties

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s military says suspected Kurdish militants have fired two mortar rounds at a military base in the country’s southeast region, prompting the military to fire back in retaliation. A statement posted…

  • Polish election signals deeper political shift to the right

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters have sent a strong signal that they are unhappy with the country’s direction, apparently unseating a president despite the country’s years of fast economic growth and unprecedented stability. According…

  • Greece rules out capital controls if bailout talks fail

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…