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France arrests 45 in international arms traffic sweep

France on Monday arrested 45 people in a vast sweep against international arms traffickers, police said. In a statement, police said some 300 officers had been involved in the operation, which focused on hundreds of military-grade arms, pieces of ammunition…
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Scotland death toll could rise as helicopter is removed

The police helicopter which smashed through the roof of a Glasgow pub killing nine people was pulled free of the devastated building on Monday, as a fire chief admitted there was a slim possibility of finding survivors. Three people on board the helicopter…
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Croatia holds anti-gay marriage referendum

Croatians voted on Sunday in a referendum that could ban same-sex marriage in this conservative and Catholic country, an issue that polarises the European Union's newest member. Discrimination or protection of family values, human rights or gay activists…

Eight Killed As Chopper Slams Into Scottish Pub

Scottish police say eight people are now confirmed dead following the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub. (Nov. 30)
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World War I battlefield soil laid at London memorial

Soil from World War I battlefields in Belgium was laid in a memorial garden in London on Saturday ahead of the 100th anniversary next year of the start of the conflict. Seventy bags of "sacred soil" gathered by more than 1,000 British and Belgian schoolchildren…
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Muslim converts tried to decapitate UK soldier, trial hears

Two Muslim converts attempted to hack off a British soldier's head with knives and a meat cleaver in broad daylight on a London street, a court heard as their long-awaited murder trial opened on Friday. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale,…
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EU suspends SAfrica citrus fruit imports

The European Commission on Thursday suspended imports of citrus fruits from South Africa -- which accounts for about a third the EU's total -- on concerns 'black spot' disease could infect local crops. Citrus black spot is a fungal disease which lives…
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Man jailed for 40 years for slaying Chinese family in Britain

A businessman who butchered a Chinese family of four to death in a savage revenge attack was sentenced Thursday to at least 40 years in jail. Du Anxiang, 54, was sentenced to life with a four-decade minimum term at Northampton Crown Court in central…
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Russian court releases last Greenpeace activist on bail

A Russian court on Thursday ordered to release on bail the last of 30 Greenpeace crew members who had been held in detention since their September protest against Arctic oil drilling. "Excellent news! Colin Russell from Australia is granted bail," the…
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Loans to eurozone businesses drop sharply: ECB

A sharp contraction in lending to businesses in the eurozone coupled with slowing money supply growth suggests the region's fight against deflation may not be over, analysts said Thursday. Regular monthly data compiled by the European Central Bank showed…