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New sentencing date for man suspected of Bosnian war crimesA judge has set a new sentencing date for an Ohio man accused of hiding his membership in a Serbian special police unit that massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 genocide
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Opposition demonstrators gather in the Republic Square to protest the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, April 19, 2018.  Several protesters have been arrested in Yerevan on Thursday as police tried to prevent sit -in protest in front of a government building. (Narek Aleksanyan, PAN Photo via AP)
Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital trafficThe leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic
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House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayedThe house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the South will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money
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Women wear high-necked blouses with a loosely tied bow at the neck as people gathered on Stortorget square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, to demand all of its remaining members resign, in Stockholm, Thursday April 19, 2018. Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize. (Jonas Ekstromer / TT via AP)
Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeedsAn internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden
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European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, left, listens Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Mogherini is on a one day trip to meet with Serbian officials. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
EU foreign policy hails Western Balkan efforts at membershipThe European Union foreign policy chief has hailed efforts nations in the Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the volatile region where Russia is also vying for influence
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A willingness to fix the euro's flaws is fading fastWhen Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12
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Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in AzerbaijanRussia's top military officer has met with the chief NATO commander in Europe, the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance have plummeted to post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis four years ago
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Prime Minister of Fiji Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama arrives at the official welcome ceremony for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Friary Court in St James's Palace, London, Thursday April 19, 2018. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth headQueen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.
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Police: 2 die in light airplane crash in Northern IrelandPolice say two people have died in the crash of a light airplane in Northern Ireland
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German chancellor  Angela Merkel, right, and French President Emmanuel Macron deliver statements after their visit to the reconstruction site of the Berlin palace, Thursday, April 19, 2018.   (Kay Nietfeld/Pool Photo via AP)
Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reformsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks in Berlin
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People lay wreaths and flowers  during state ceremonies in homage to the victims and fighters of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw GhettoPolish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters as the Polish capital held commemoration on the 75th anniversary of the ill-fated rebellion
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, earthmovers push mountains of garbage as seagulls fly over the country's largest landfill at Fyli on the outskirts of Athens. The British government is planning a consultation about a possible bill to end the use of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds - and is urging other Commonwealth nations to ban the practice as well.  Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday, April 19, 2018 that “plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world.”  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)
UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut wasteThe British government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds _ and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit.
The Associated Press1 day ago
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