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New French Rules Would Expand Surveillance Of Terrorism Suspects

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure. The legislation, which must still be approved by the country's Senate, has been criticized as highly intrusive.

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London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. That imbalance has been an issue in the run-up to Thursday's election.

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Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In just four days, some 7,000 migrants on dozens of flimsy vessels were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities are scrambling to find shelters for them.

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Skeletal Horse On Trafalgar Square's 4th Plinth Is Art And A Stock Ticker

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A bold statue has taken up residence in London's iconic Trafalgar Square — part of a public art project that's been going on for more than a decade. The skeletal horse replaces a giant blue rooster.

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NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast

Monday, May 04, 2015

The two-week naval exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings dozens of vessels together, and comes amid concern about Russia's increasing aggression.

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Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

Monday, May 04, 2015

"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.

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New British Princess Is Given A Name

Monday, May 04, 2015

Born over the weekend, the baby girl weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is fourth in line for the British throne.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

Monday, May 04, 2015

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

Sunday, May 03, 2015

A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers' boats in hopes of reaching Europe.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

Saturday, May 02, 2015

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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Kate Middleton, Wife Of Prince William, Has A Baby Girl

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Just hours after she checked into the hospital in early labor, the Duchess of Cambridge delivered her second baby.

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Kate Middleton, Wife Of Prince William, Is In Labor

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge checked into a London hospital and is in the early stages of labor, according to reports.

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French Government Investigates Military For Alleged Child Abuse

Friday, May 01, 2015

The French government has promised a full investigation into allegations that its soldiers sexually abused local children while serving on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.

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How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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France Investigates Claims Its Soldiers Abused Children In Africa

Thursday, April 30, 2015

President Francois Hollande warns of consequences if the allegations about abuse in the Central African Republic are true. The U.N. worker who publicly revealed the abuse has been suspended.

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Dozens Of Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For 'Charlie Hebdo'

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nearly 150 writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Says He Will No Longer Draw Prophet Muhammad

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.

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U.S. Army Veterans, Survivors To Mark 70th Anniversary Of Dachau Liberation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Nazi concentration camp at at Dachau was liberated by U.S. troops 70 years ago Wednesday. Survivors and U.S. Army veterans are gathering at the camp in Germany for a commemoration this weekend.

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