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  • Jewish leader triggers alarm at Auschwitz, held by police

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Rome’s Jewish community, whose grandparents were killed at Auschwitz, visited the former Nazi death camp to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its liberation. He ended up spending the…

  • Syria talks in Moscow end without visible results

    MOSCOW (AP) — Representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition wrapped up four days of consultations in Moscow on Thursday with a general statement avoiding any of the difficult issues surrounding the country’s nearly…

  • Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their descendants as part of an…

  • Lawyers seek review of ICC refusal to probe Gaza flotilla

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers called Thursday for a review of the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla that was heading to Gaza. A…

  • Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks

    MILAN (AP) — Expo 2015 officials have heightened security measures surrounding the world’s fair in Milan, which is expected to attract more than 20 million visitors over six months, following the terror attacks in Paris,…

  • Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s military has acknowledged that Russia-backed separatists have overrun another town in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country. Military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the separatist forces,…

  • EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country’s bailout, but no rash…

  • Romania: ex-minister indicted for money-laundering

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors have indicted a former presidential candidate, who was one of Romania’s most influential politicians in recent years, on suspicion of money-laundering and making false statements. Anti-corruption prosecutors questioned Elena Udrea…

  • Bosnians split over sale of weapons to Ukraine

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian arms exporter has threatened to sue government officials who are blocking a 5 million-euro deal his company has with Ukraine because of objections from Russia. The manager of the…

  • UK government: Data from police killings probes lost in mail

    LONDON (AP) — The British government says files from three judge-led inquiries — two of them into killings by police — have been lost in the mail. The Justice Ministry said Thursday that two discs…

  • Italy lawmakers vote for new president in test for Renzi

    ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers were casting ballots Thursday for a new president in a test of Premier Matteo Renzi’s ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate who would also be palatable to…

  • France says EU to move to increase sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — France says European Union sanctions against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian backers will be reinforced in an attempt to force all sides back to the negotiating table. French European Affairs…

  • Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing charges of links to terrorism. Fritz-Joly Joachin was arrested Jan.…

  • Police question child who backed Charlie Hebdo attackers

    PARIS (AP) — Police detained and questioned an 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, drawing criticism Thursday that France’s measures to…

  • France: Crew tried to eject in F-16 jet crash that killed 11

    PARIS (AP) — The Greek crew of an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into parked planes at a Spanish air base, killing 11, tried to eject after a failed takeoff, the head of France’s air…