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People protest during the "Chain of the lights" demonstration against judicial reforms, near the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  Some thousands of protesters across Poland demonstrate against proposed new legislation that may give the ruling party control over courts and a key judicial body. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland's senators defy EU warnings, approve judicial lawsPoland's senators approve legislation that gives the government greater control of a top court and a key judicial body despite warnings from European Union leaders that the move could put the country at risk of losing its EU voting rights
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Heinz-Christian Strache, left, chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, shakes hands with Foreign Minister and leader of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, Sebastian Kurz, after forming a new coalition government in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Coalition govt reached in Austria signals shift to rightAustrian conservative and nationalist parties say they have reached a deal on a new coalition government which will make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz the new chancellor and Europe's youngest leader
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
The Latest: Poland's senators defy EU, approve judicial lawsPoland's senators have overwhelmingly approved legislation that gives the ruling party control over a top court and a key judicial body despite warnings from European Union leaders that the country could eventually be stripped of its EU voting rights
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Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to ChinaA Spanish court has granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs which swindled people in China out of millions of euros (dollars) by telephone
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Austrian conservative, nationalist leaders say they have reached a deal to form a new coalition governmentAustrian conservative, nationalist leaders say they have reached a deal to form a new coalition government
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, center, arrives for a meeting of EPP leaders ahead of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
EU more unified on borders, but migrant divisions remainEuropean Union leaders ended a summit still deeply divided over what to do about the tens of thousands of desperate people stuck in limbo in camps in Italy and Greece even though they moved forward together to do more to stop migration at the borders
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
In about-face, Ryanair recognizes unions to avert strikesBudget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season
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Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror caseDutch military police say they have shot a man after he threatened to use a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (France Bleu via AP)
French death toll rises to 5 children in train-bus crashFrench authorities say one more student has died after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, raising the overall death toll to five children
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Supporters of the opposition Jobbik party of Hungary gather during an anti-government protest at the headquarters of Fidesz, the Hungarian Civic Party in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
Head of Hungary's Jobbik renounces party's anti-Semitic waysThe leader of Hungary's Jobbik party says there is no way back to its far-right identity, including frequent anti-Semitic and racist remarks by its politicians
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Russian presidential hopeful Ksenia Sobchak speaks during a meeting in Moscow, Russia. Russian lawmakers on Friday, Dec, 15 set the presidential election for March 18, a move that formally sets in motion campaigning for a race that Putin is all but certain to win. Voter apathy is the main challenge for Putin’s strategists, who want to make his result as strong as ever to prove that public support for the Russian leader hasn’t withered 18 years after his first election  (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
Putin looks for quick win, but voter apathy worries KremlinRussia's presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. European Union leaders were set Friday to authorize a new phase in Brexit talks as time runs short to clinch an agreement on future relations and trade with Britain before it leaves the bloc in March 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Germany's Social Democrats to talk with Merkel on new gov'tLeaders of Germany's center-left Social Democrats have agreed to enter exploratory talks on a new government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk participate in a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. European Union leaders were set Friday to authorize a new phase in Brexit talks as time runs short to clinch an agreement on future relations and trade with Britain before it leaves the bloc in March 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talksThe European Union cleared the way Friday for Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the second stage but it warned that the discussions on trade and other matters relating to their future relationship will be "dramatically difficult."
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Dutch military police: Knife threat at airport not being treated as a terror incidentDutch military police: Knife threat at airport not being treated as a terror incident
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Berlin's much-delayed new airport slated to open in 2020Officials say they plan to open Berlin's new airport, a project notorious for repeated delays, in 2020 _ nearly a decade after it was first slated to start operations
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