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  • Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay. The extreme right, anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party, which has Nazi roots, appears headed for…

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with the country’s international creditors that…

  • UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron

    LONDON (AP) — British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government’s eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the…

  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least…

  • France finds bodies of 6 skiers buried by avalanche in Alps

    PARIS (AP) — France’s interior ministry says the bodies of six French skiers have been found a day after they were swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said…

  • Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency…

  • Rally by German anti-Islam group PEGIDA draws smaller crowds

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — A group protesting against the perceived “Islamization of the West” mustered fewer supporters than previously, with police in the eastern city of Dresden estimating that about 17,300 people took part in…

  • French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?

    LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the…

  • Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes…

  • Thousands of Spaniards protest proposed security law

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching in Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses like demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. Parliament…

  • Norway frees Iraq cleric after prison term for death threats

    HELSINKI (AP) — An Iraqi-born cleric convicted of making death threats against a Norwegian politician and intimidating witnesses has walked free from prison. Mullah Krekar, a 58-year-old Kurd known as Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, served nearly…

  • Auschwitz survivor recalls Nazi evil, liberation 70 years on

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The tattoo on her left arm has become unreadable but the habit of reading it aloud in Polish remains strong, seven decades after it first scarred her skin. Greta Wienfeld Ferusic…

  • Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group. The White House says Obama telephoned Abe…

  • Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz…

  • Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country’s North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the…