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  • Jail term of over four years sought for German Islamic State suspect

    By Jonathan Gould FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A state prosecutor on Friday demanded a prison term of over four years for a 20-year-old German man accused of fighting with Islamic State insurgents in Syria, in the first trial of its kind in Germany. The defendant, identified only as Kreshnik B., who was…

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  • UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants

    LONDON (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his…

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  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.

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  • Canada hooker Barkwill banned for 9 weeks

    DUBLIN (AP) — Canada hooker Ray Barkwill has been banned for nine weeks for making contact with an opponent's eye during a rugby test against Romania.

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  • Eurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank

    LONDON (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.

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  • East-West divisions define Moldova's elections

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.

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  • Energy revolution spells doom for German village

    ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.

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  • Australia out of step with new climate momentum

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.

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  • North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

    By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Thursday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the…

  • Britan's Cameron urges migrant curbs, warns on EU exit

    London (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned failure to get his way could be a deal-breaker for Britain staying in Europe.

  • Spurs advance in Europa League after game halted

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham was among nine teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday after beating Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in a match that was briefly suspended because of three separate pitch invasions.

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  • For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

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  • Hedge fund couple agree Britain's most expensive divorce

    By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager Chris Hohn has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn 337 million pounds ($530 million) in the largest divorce settlement in British legal history. The size of the settlement was detailed in a draft judgment, a…

  • Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

    LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.

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  • Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia

    By Natalia Zinets and Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east. Pomp and…

  • War veterans steal limelight in Ukraine's new parliament

    By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - War veterans and nationalist radicals brought a revolutionary air to the opening on Thursday of Ukraine's new parliament convened to name a government to hold the country together and set out a program of far-reaching reform. Hundreds of riot…

  • EU piling pressure on Google to change ways

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.

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