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  • Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the…

  • Macedonian opposition chief: PM tried to cover up a killing

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Violent clashes broke out late Tuesday at a demonstration in the Macedonian capital Skopje protesting the 2011 death of a 22-year-old beaten by police during post-election celebrations. The violence came hours…

  • Irish nanny charged in baby’s death released after 2 years

    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — An Irish nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care more than two years ago was released on bail Tuesday while authorities review medical evidence. A Middlesex Superior…

  • Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot dead in Belfast

    DUBLIN (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group’s most notorious killings was shot dead at close range Tuesday morning on a street near his home in Belfast,…

  • France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions…

  • Family feud rocks top of France’s far-right National Front

    PARIS (AP) — Little by little, the president of France’s far-right National Front and top lieutenants have tried to silence the party founder, pushing him from the inner circle, refusing to back him in elections…

  • Austria files criminal complaint over alleged NSA snooping

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria is asking for a legal investigation of allegations that the German intelligence service helped the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdrop on the country’s political leaders. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said Tuesday…

  • Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and in the…

  • EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout…

  • 5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece’s crisis

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The sculpture shows a shabbily-dressed man slipping off what appears to be a graph, an economic index perhaps, that is crumbling under his feet. His mouth is distended in something less…

  • EU competition watchdog eyes McDonald’s over taxes

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s competition watchdog has U.S. fast-food giant McDonald’s in its sights. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told legislators Tuesday she is examining trade union allegations that McDonald’s avoided paying more…

  • Hungary seeks EU debate about restoring death penalty

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary’s prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were murdered. Now, spurred by the…

  • NATO to briefly move command HQ to Romania from Naples

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarter to Romania as the alliance continues to hone its ability to react to Russia’s moves in Ukraine and other security challenges,…

  • Spain’s leader urges voters to stick with conservative gov’t

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister says the country’s economy is on the road to recovery and warns voters they shouldn’t take risks when choosing elected leaders in ballots this year. Mariano Rajoy is defending…

  • UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.…