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  • Investigators set up search base at jet crash site
    Investigators set up search base at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris.

  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia.

  • Severed leg found in Dublin recycling plant

    DUBLIN (AP) — A severed leg has been found at a Dublin recycling plant, and police are searching trash for the rest of the body.

  • Slovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been granted a brief prison furlough to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election.

  • Appeal keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jail

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison — only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.

  • Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy
    Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

    SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17. He became known as the first Commonwealth soldier to die on the Western Front of World War I, likely ki...

  • Global trade deal goes back to drawing board
    Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.

  • Europe in push to stop violence against women

    PARIS (AP) — The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday.

  • 2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treason

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending trial.

  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site
    Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the sky.

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