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One 'nebulous' word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — As if the Brexit negotiations aren't tense enough, a "nebulous" linguistic fog briefly spread across the European Union summit on Friday.


Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he wouldn't let it happen.


The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on France attack aftermath and death of suspect (all times local):


EU leaders agree small steps to buttress euro

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with a limited, common eurozone budget and other steps to strengthen the currency union's resistance to downturns and crises.


Italy's premier: An Italian journalist wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died

ROME (AP) — Italy's premier: An Italian journalist wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died.


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Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world.


Malta institutions under scrutiny after journalist's murder

MILAN (AP) — The Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances to address the way the prime minister's powers currently eclipse other institutions, experts from Europe's top human rights body said on Friday.


The Latest: Kosovo leaders in official army ceremony

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local):


EU's Juncker lashes Hungary's Orban over fake news

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker lashed out at the leader of Hungary on Friday for spreading fake news, after EU leaders called for measures to tackle the deliberate spread of disinformation in time for European elections in five months.


Liberal Polish political contender starts to lay out goals

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent left-wing politician aiming to become Poland's prime minister, says he wants to shut down all coal mines operating in the country by 2035, improve health care and end state subsidies to the church.


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French President Macron says no more negotiation on Brexit accord; it's time for British Parliament to decide

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Macron says no more negotiation on Brexit accord; it's time for British Parliament to decide.


French President Emmanuel Macron urges 'calm' and 'order' ahead of new yellow vest protests

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urges 'calm' and 'order' ahead of new yellow vest protests.


Paris prosecutor: 4th person dies after Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Paris prosecutor: 4th person dies after Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.


Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency admin

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court says the insolvency administrator for bankrupt airline Air Berlin has sued its former largest shareholder, Gulf airline Etihad, for 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) in damages.


Sweden remands terror suspect in custody

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man has been remanded in custody in Sweden on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack and illegal weapons possession.


Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia talked up the possibility of an armed intervention in Kosovo Friday after the parliament in Pristina overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, with Belgrade calling the move the "most direct threat to peace and stability in the region." NATO's chief called Kosovo's move "ill-timed" and urged dialogue.


Serbia says it will seek urgent session of UN Security Council over Kosovo's decision to form an army

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia says it will seek urgent session of UN Security Council over Kosovo's decision to form an army.


Prosecutor: 7 held in Strasbourg shooting investigation

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Investigators looking into an attack that killed three people in Strasbourg were trying to establish whether the main suspect had help while on the run, as the French city tried to return to the small joys of the festive season with the reopening of its Christmas market on Friday.


Volkswagen on track to break last year's sales record

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen, which last year vied for the title of world's largest carmaker, says it is on track to beat that performance with a new annual sales record — despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests.


3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked

BERLIN (AP) — Three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, police said Friday as they investigated whether the incidents were connected.


The Latest: Ex-NJ Gov. Christie out of chief of staff hunt

The Latest: Ex-NJ Gov. Christie out of chief of staff hunt

NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing
Joan Steinbrenner, wife late George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

Joan Steinbrenner, wife late George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

Sheriff: Inmate mailed bomb-escape plot to wrong address
Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated

Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated

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Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moody's report
Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes
The Latest: Palestinian police end Hamas' West Bank protest

The Latest: Palestinian police end Hamas' West Bank protest

10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony
Pakistan says bomb attack kills 6 troops in Baluchistan
Truck veers off road in Nepal, killing at least 16 people
Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others
Restaurateur acknowledges trying to frame wife as terrorist
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