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  • Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending a period of relative calm and stability for…

  • Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion…

  • Russia considers ban on import of Dutch flowers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it is considering banning imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands, a move that would aggravate tensions between the two countries already at odds over the downing of flight MH17.…

  • Austrian police intercept 201 migrants on Munich-bound train

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they found 201 migrants without proper travel documents on a train bound for Munich from the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Police spokeswoman Michaela Rossmann said the men, women and…

  • British Lord in alleged cocaine video seeks leave of absence

    LONDON (AP) — House of Lords member John Sewel has requested a leave of absence while police and Parliament investigate his alleged drug use and sexual behavior. He was filmed and photographed in an alleged…

  • NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey’s request

    BRUSSELS (AP) — For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the debated…

  • Fugitive priest turns himself in to British police

    LONDON (AP) — A priest who fled to mainland Europe after being convicted of stealing church funds has returned to England and turned himself in to authorities, British police said Monday. Police had traced and…

  • Prison for fake plastic surgeon who treated over 50 patients

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a man to four years and three months in prison for posing as a plastic surgeon and performing procedures on dozens of patients. The regional court…

  • Key suspect says he won’t testify at Litvinenko inquiry

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge investigating the death from radioactive poisoning of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at…

  • Blast damages pro-immigrant German councilor’s car

    BERLIN (AP) — German police said Monday they were investigating an early-morning explosion that damaged the car of a left-wing politician who had been working in support of refugees in a Dresden suburb that has…

  • Swiss army makes incursion into France for water for cattle

    PARIS (AP) — Swiss army helicopters have crossed the Franco-Swiss border in an unexpected incursion — to help thirsty Swiss cows. The aerial operation to scoop up water caught authorities responsible for Rousses Lake in…

  • Creditors: Cyprus on road to recovery, reforms essential

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cyprus’ creditors say the bailed-out country is on the path to economic recovery after years of recession but that it needs to follow through on structural reforms to lock in progress…

  • 2 surrender, 1 hurt in barricade crash at Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — A police official says two people have surrendered in the search for the driver of a car that tried to crash barricades near the Tour de France finish line. The official, who…

  • Croatia wants out of border arbitration with Slovenia

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Monday his government wants to withdraw from border arbitration with Slovenia following revelations that one of the judges had violated rules for the international panel.…

  • French farmers turn back trucks with foreign meat, cheese

    PARIS (AP) — French farmers angry over low prices turned back hundreds of trucks at the German border on Monday, looking for cargos of foreign meat and milk products. An Associated Press photographer at the…