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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at a monument to the Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Solzhenitsyn, whose books exposed the horrors of Soviet prison camps, died in 2008. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrestRussian President Vladimir Putin says he never heard of a woman who is accused of spying for Moscow in the United States until her July arrest
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Demonstrators wearing their yellow vests prepare sausages for lunch on a traffic circle, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Douai, northern France. President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence Monday on the exceptional protests shaking France and his presidency, promising broad tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and acknowledging his own responsibility in fueling the nation's anger. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11 billionThe French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 10 billion euros ($11 billion)
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, The Moscow Helsinki Group Chair and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, attends a ceremony to present the 2017 State Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Human Rights and and Charity Work in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Alexeyeva, who was forced into exile by Soviet authorities after founding Russia's oldest human rights organization in 1976, passed away in a Moscow hospital at age 91 it was reported on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activistKremlin officials and Russia's opposition have gathered to pay tribute to Russia's most prominent human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died at age 91
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against feesPublic university students are holding their biggest protest in a week asking for cutting their tuition fees and threatening to escalate it unless their demands are met
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German SWAT team accidentally barges in on 88-year-old womanAn 88-year-old German woman received a scare when a police SWAT team bashed in her door and set off a stun grenade after accidentally mistaking her apartment for that of a biker gang member
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Slovenia appoints first-ever female police chiefSlovenia has appointed its first-ever female police chief after a woman also took over command over the army in the European Union nation last month
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Israeli military delegation to hold talks in MoscowThe Russian Defense Ministry says it will host an Israeli military delegation for talks focusing on the situation in Syria
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, Spanish national police block people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government for a secession referendum in Barcelona, Spain. Spain’s central government threatened on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, to send in national police to ensure security in Catalonia if regional authorities fail to stop recent disruptions by pro-independence protesters on major highways. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
Spanish government warns of security takeover in CataloniaSpain's central government says it will send in national police to ensure security in Catalonia if regional authorities fail to stop recent disruptions to major highways by pro-independence protesters
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Union flag and EU flag are adjusted prior to the arrival of the British Prime Minister Theresa May at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11 2018. Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May fought to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
UK's May lobbies EU leaders in fight to save Brexit dealTop EU officials are ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May fights to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A leave the European Union, Brexit supporter protests by saying he was "taking a stand" across the street from the House of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Top European Union officials are ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May fights to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
If Brexit changes are off the table, time for 'reassurances'When no Brexit changes are allowed, it's time for 'reassurances'
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Rome's trash troubles turn into emergency after blazeRome's longstanding garbage problems turned into an emergency Tuesday after a huge fire at a waste disposal plant blanketed the Eternal City in smoke and forced authorities to scramble to find alternate facilities to treat the capital's trash
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Local police chief dies in attack in Turkey; 2 officers hurtA police officer angered that his request for a transfer was rejected fired shots at his superiors inside a police station in northern Turkey on Tuesday, killing the local police chief and wounding two other officers
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Greece: Parliament to vote on canceling further pension cutsGreek lawmakers are debating legislation cancelling a major round of pension cuts which were to take effect on Jan. 1, after the country secured the agreement of bailout lenders that the cuts were no longer necessary for a balanced budget
The Associated Press4 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to attend a UN Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Monday, Dec.10, 2018. Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and some other countries. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
The Latest: German court rejects case against migration pactGermany's highest court has thrown out a string of complaints by people asking it to prevent the country's government from joining a U.N. pact on migration
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Armed police near the scene following an incident where a man was detained at the Palace of Westminster in London, Tuesday Dec.11, 2018. A man was seen being held against a fence by police inside the main gate to Britain’s Parliament. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
UK police use Taser on man who made it past Parliament gateU.K. police say a Taser was used to subdue a man who made it past the main gate of Britain's Parliament, ran toward officers and allegedly didn't comply with requests to stop
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
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