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  • Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece’s awkward alliance

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day. Opposition parties are propping up his left-wing government long enough to negotiate a new bailout and keep the…

  • France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security

    CALAIS, France (AP) — The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life.…

  • French, German tank makers sign tie-up agreement

    PARIS (AP) — French and German executives from two of Europe’s leading armored vehicle makers signed a long-awaited merger deal Wednesday aimed at creating a new European champion in the $50 billion annual terrestrial defense…

  • Hungary says fence to stop migrants will be done by Aug. 31

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The construction of a fence meant to stop the flow of immigrants and refugees entering Hungary through its southern border with Serbia will be completed by Aug. 31, the Hungarian government…

  • Russia formally declares US foundation ‘undesirable’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has formally declared the United States’ National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests. The Justice Ministry’s decision Wednesday means the non-governmental organization will be prevented from…

  • Turkish deputy PM in new sexist gaffe

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Women legislators are demanding that Turkey’s deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman. Bulent Arinc told an opposition…

  • Upstart Corbyn made favorite in UK Labour leadership race

    LONDON (AP) — One of Britain’s biggest unions has backed left-wing contender Jeremy Corbyn to lead Britain’s opposition Labour Party, and a major bookmaker has made the former outsider odds-on favorite to win the contest.…

  • Rome’s hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about. Just when Rome needs to be at its…

  • Turkish gov’t not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition…

  • Portuguese government suggests employees start pedaling

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas. The government has reduced its vehicle fleet from more…

  • Poland’s richest businessman, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Kulczyk, Poland’s richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, who made his fortune during Poland’s economic transformations, has died from complications following surgery, the company…

  • Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift

    PIONKI, Poland (AP) — Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as “junk contracts.” Until recently it was mainly trade unions and…

  • Munich council upholds ban on Holocaust ‘stumbling stones’

    BERLIN (AP) — Munich’s city council has refused to lift a ban on so-called “stumbling stones,” tiny plaques embedded in sidewalks to commemorate Holocaust victims outside their former homes, which are a common sight elsewhere…

  • Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital

    BERLIN (AP) — A thousand refugees may be sleeping outside in Berlin each night because authorities in the German capital are overwhelmed with the sharp rise in asylum-seekers this year, an activist group said Wednesday.…

  • Lawmakers want Croatia out of Slovenia border arbitration

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from a border arbitration with Slovenia, dealing further blow to efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute. Parliament voted Wednesday 141-0 in favor of withdrawing…