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Fans stream onto the field but mostly stay calm amid chilling atmosphere at Stade de France

November
13
,
2015
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PARIS — As news of bloodshed filtered through the crowd and police sirens wailed outside, thousands of soccer fans milled around the Stade de France, reluctant to leave the seemingly safe stadium. The spectators didn't panic, despite...

Police: At least 26 dead in violence around Paris, hostage-taking in theatre

November
13
,
2015
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PARIS — Two police officials say that at least 26 people have been killed in shootings and explosions around Paris, in the deadliest violence in France in decades. One of the police officials said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant...

Migrant crisis creates strife at home for Germany's Merkel, but longtime leader appears secure

November
13
,
2015
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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been looking unusually vulnerable as she prepares to meet the world's top leaders this week, struggling to slow a huge influx of migrants amid mounting demands to do just that. Merkel's...

German police say bodies of at least 7 babies found at house in Bavaria, unclear how they died

November
13
,
2015
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BERLIN — The bodies of what are believed to be seven babies have been found at an apartment in a Bavarian town, German police said Friday. A local woman contacted emergency services after finding one body on Thursday afternoon at the...

Croatian conservatives win general election, but without enough votes to rule alone

November
9
,
2015
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ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia's conservative opposition has won the Balkan country's first parliamentary election since joining the European Union in 2013, but without enough votes to rule alone and with tough government negotiations...

Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs, co-founder of Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, dies at 85

November
9
,
2015
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VIENNA — Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs, whose works combined a love of colour and texture with clear lines, mysticism and religious themes, died Monday at 85. Primarily known for his vivid paintings, Fuchs was also an internationally...

Death toll rises to 38 in Romanian nightclub fire, as Romanians commemorate, protest

November
7
,
2015
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BUCHAREST, Romania — Six more people have died of their injuries a week after a fire broke out in a Bucharest nightclub, bringing the number of deaths in the tragedy to 38, Romanian authorities said Saturday. Raed Arafat, an emergency...

Prosecutors question owner of Romanian nightclub where 32 died in deadly blaze

November
6
,
2015
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BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian prosecutors on Friday questioned an owner of the nightclub where a fire killed 32 people and injured 180. Anti-corruption prosecutors questioned Paul Gancea, one of the three owners of the Colectiv nightclub,...

Romania's outgoing PM appears at court for corruption trial: tax evasion, money laundering

November
6
,
2015
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BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's outgoing prime minister has appeared at the high court where he's on trial for tax evasion, money-laundering, conflict of interest and making false statements. Victor Ponta arrived at the High Court...

Turkey detains 20 people with suspected IS links ahead of G-20 summit in Antalya

November
6
,
2015
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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish police on Friday detained some 20 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group ahead of a G-20 summit near the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The suspects,...