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Processed meat linked to cancers, red meat 'probably' is too, WHO research says

October
26
,
2015
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PARIS — It's official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers — and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. While doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the World...

Police detain suspect after car attempts to crash gate of army barracks in Belgium

October
26
,
2015
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BRUSSELS — Police detained a suspect Monday after an attacker tried to crash a car through the gates of an army barracks in southern Belgium and fled in the vehicle after shots were fired, the prosecutor's office said. The incident...

Poland's Kaczynski claims victory in general election, though he won't be prime minister

October
26
,
2015
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WARSAW, Poland — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the populist Polish leader who has suffered years of political setbacks and personal tragedy, made a dramatic comeback when his conservative Law and Justice party won a decisive victory in a parliamentary...

Romania's interior minister says he didn't know police officer died, as public anger grows

October
26
,
2015
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BUCHAREST, Romania — In his first comments about the death of a police officer escorting his motorcade last week, Romania's interior minister said Monday he was unaware of the accident at the time. Hundreds protested against Interior...

Thousands of migrants left waiting in rain in the Balkans amid border control backlogs

October
19
,
2015
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TRNOVEC, Slovenia — Thousands of beleaguered migrants, including many women and children, have spent a night in rain and cold in the Balkans as the countries quarrel over how to handle the large influx of people. Many were stranded at...

Kerry says clarity, not foreign presence, needed at Jerusalem holy site at centre of tension

October
19
,
2015
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MADRID — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that a proposed international presence at the Jerusalem holy site at the centre of escalating Israeli, Palestinian tension and violence is not needed. Instead, he said what is needed...

Spain, US sign new accord to study further cleanup work after 1966 nuclear accident

October
19
,
2015
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MADRID — Spain and the United States signed an agreement Monday to further discuss the cleanup and removal of land contaminated with radioactivity after a mid-air collision in 1966 dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs near the southern Spanish...

Thousands of migrants surge into Slovenia in new route after Hungary seals border with Croatia

October
17
,
2015
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PETISOVCI, Slovenia — Thousands of migrants surged into tiny Slovenia on Saturday as an alternative route opened in Europe for them after Hungary sealed its border for their free flow, adding another hurdle in their frantic flight from wars...

For once, a Greek election not focused on the economy as parties reluctantly accept austerity

September
19
,
2015
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ATHENS, Greece — For once, Greek politicians are not bearing gifts. Six years into the country's worst post-World War II financial crisis, Sunday's early parliamentary election is not being fought over austerity, promised debt...

Finnish strikers protesting government budget cuts shut down ports, public transport

September
18
,
2015
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COPENHAGEN — A strike in Finland halted public transportation and shut down ports nationwide on Friday as workers protested against government cutbacks aimed at trying to drag the Nordic country out of a three-year economic downturn. Trains...