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European Central Bank leaves rates, stimulus plans unchanged

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its interest rates and stimulus measures unchanged as it looks ahead to the delicate matter of ending its bond-purchase program next year.


European Central Bank leaves interest rates and bond-purchase stimulus levels unchanged

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves interest rates and bond-purchase stimulus levels unchanged.


Kosovo acquits a Turkish man detained on terror charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has acquitted a Turkish man of terror charges and will not extradite him to Turkey.


Thousands of mourners say farewell to Romania's King Michael

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians have paid their respects to the late King Michael I whose coffin is lying in state at the Royal Palace before his funeral this weekend.


Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decade

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent on Thursday, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's Brexit vote.


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New Polish PM debuts at summit, seeks better ties with EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland's new prime minister was making his debut Thursday at a European Union summit, a first test if the Western-educated former banker can bridge a deepening rift between his right-wing government and Brussels.


Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

LONDON (AP) — Britain's royals have joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service to remember the 71 people killed in the June blaze.


Turkish coast guard in dramatic rescue of stranded migrants

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's coast guard launched a dramatic rescue operation Thursday to evacuate migrants stranded on rocks in the Aegean Sea.


Austrian conservative leader confident of gov't by Christmas

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz says he's optimistic he can wrap up coalition talks with the right-wing Freedom Party and form a new government before Christmas.


Russian president says accusations of Trump collusion by his opponents damage US political system

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian president says accusations of Trump collusion by his opponents damage US political system.


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Germany: Arrests, raids against suspected IS supporters

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested two suspected Islamic State supporters and conducted raids in the capital in connection with the group.


Italian agents circle in on fugitive Mafia boss

MILAN (AP) — Italian law enforcement is circling in on Italy's most wanted Mafioso fugitive, executing dozens of search warrants on known associates of Matteo Messina Denaro.


UN Syria envoy urges Putin to have 'courage' to push Assad

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Syria envoy has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "have the courage" to push the Syrian government to accept new elections and a new constitution.


Poland's new PM marks anniversary of 1981 martial law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, and powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski attended ceremonies Wednesday marking 36 years since the country's communist regime used tanks and troops to clamp down on the Solidarity freedom movement.


Ukraine, Poland move to mend ties strained by views on WWII

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Poland have met to find ways of overcoming the World War II legacy that sours relations between the neighboring countries.


Romania: Applause greets ex-king's coffin at Royal Palace

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A coffin carrying the body of Romania's late King Michael I arrived Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Bucharest, where it was met by applause and will lie in state ahead of his funeral this weekend.


British lawmakers give Parliament final say on any exit agreement with the European Union, deal defeat to prime minister

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers give Parliament final say on any exit agreement with the European Union, deal defeat to prime minister.


Sweden to re-establish military unit on Baltic Sea island

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it is establishing the nation's first new military regiment since World War II — a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.


Official: Brussels trial of Paris terror suspect postponed

BRUSSELS (AP) — A much-awaited trial involving the lone surviving suspect in the November 2015 extremist massacres in Paris will likely be postponed due to the appointment of a defense lawyer who still has to prepare.


African anti-jihadi force gets $130 million at French meet

LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France (AP) — A new African military force to counter growing extremism in the Sahel region should see victories "in the first half of 2018," France's president said Wednesday after hosting a summit to boost support for the five-nation effort.


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Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule

Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule

Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticism
Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Israeli drug maker Teva announces plan to cut 14,000 jobs as part of global restructuring plan
The Latest: Turkey suggests opening embassy to Palestine

The Latest: Turkey suggests opening embassy to Palestine

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

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Reuters demands Myanmar release 2 arrested journalists

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Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

UN chief says sanctions key to denuclearize North Korea

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Indian security forces kill 8 Maoist rebels
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