New center-left Slovenian govt voted into office
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's parliament has voted into office a new center-left government in the small eurozone nation that narrowly avoided bailout last year.
France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq
PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.
Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to dissolve a union with England that brought great prosperity but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling.
France dismisses accusations it pays ransoms
PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is dismissing widespread suspicion that the French government pays ransoms to extremist groups to free French hostages.
Greece: March to honor slain rapper turns violent
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Violence has broken out at a march in Greece, held to honor a rap singer whose stabbing death a year ago triggered a crackdown on the extreme right Golden Dawn party.
NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force
SZCZECIN, Poland (AP) — NATO's new rapid-reaction "spearhead" force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top alliance official said Thursday.
Turkey says it plans to stop flow of IS fighters
BERLIN (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says his country is resolved to stop the flow of European extremists trying to join the Islamic State group.
French president agrees to Iraqi request for air support against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) — French president agrees to Iraqi request for air support against Islamic State group .
US: Syrian rebel training may start in 3 months
PARIS (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says it will take at least three months to begin to train and arm moderate Syrian rebel forces.
Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of the hardest-hit cities in the conflict, officials said Thursday.
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