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Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash is checked as he arrives for the start of his trial at the courts of justice in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Firtash was arrested in Vienna in March 2014 on an American warrant charging him with bribery and other offenses. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch FirtashAn Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S. and Spanish extradition requests
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 photo then European Parliament President Martin Schulz, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. A new poll published Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 shows Germany's center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, file)
Germany: Merkel's party slips behind center-left SPD in pollGermany's Social Democrats nudged past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc for the first time in more than a decade according to a poll released Friday, as the center-left party rides a wave of enthusiasm for its new leader
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, at United Nations headquarters. Russian officials said Churkin died suddenly in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Russian UN ambassador Churkin honored, buried in MoscowDiplomats, colleagues and relatives said their final farewells to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's long-time ambassador to the United Nations who died earlier this week
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Germany slams Russian plan to attack Reichstag replicaGerman officials are criticizing plans by the Russian military to build a replica of Berlin's Parliament building as a target for Russian teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park near Moscow
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This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, burned motorcycles and car that damaged after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Syria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)
The Latest: Syrian ambassador considers 'paper' amid talksSyria's ambassador to the United Nations says his delegation is considering the details of an unspecified "paper" presented by the U.N. envoy for Syria, as peace talks resumed in Geneva aimed at ending the country's nearly six-year
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A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scionThe poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said, as they began a sweep of the airport for any traces of the deadly toxin
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western MosulIraqi air force hits Islamic State targets inside Syria as Iraqi forces push into western Mosul
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FILE - In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita international airport in Narita, northeast of Tokyo. Police in Malaysia say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face. A statement Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from the inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department of Malaysia identified the agent at "VX NERVE AGENT." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
The Latest: Airport in Malaysia attack safe, operator saysThe operator of the airport where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed in a chemical attack last week says the facility is safe, though no decontamination has taken place
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A Syrian man who was wounded at a blast in Al-Bab, a town in northern Syria, is wheeled at the hospital in Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bomb went off Friday north of the town, that was controlled by Islamic State militants since late 2013 and was just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters, killing dozens of people, mostly civilians who gathered seeking to return to their liberated area, Turkey's news agency and Syrian opposition said. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 62Syrian activists and a Turkish officials say a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed 60 people, mostly civilians and two Turkish soldiers
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi air force strikes IS targets inside SyriaThe Latest: Iraqi prime minister says Iraq's air force has carried out its first airstrikes against IS in Syria
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In this photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, Boutheina Chili Ezzine poses for a photo in Tunis, Tunisia.  Ezzine is a member of "Le Collectif des citoyens de Tunisie " (Citizens Collective of Tunisia), an organization that is protesting against the return of Tunisians who left to join extremist groups.  Tunisia has the dubious distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, and now as extremists suffer defeats on the battlefield, many Tunisian people fear what will happen when  Jihadis return to this vulnerable country. (AP Photo/Ons Abid)
Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremistsTunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd
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Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province
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