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Bern Art Museum in Switzerland has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Many of the works are...

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Albania has opened to the public for the first time a huge secret bunker that the communist regime built in 1970’s to survive a...

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The Vatican is raffling off the gifts given to Pope Francis in order to raise money for the poor. A Homero Ortega hat, a new...

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Portugal’s ex-PM Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of a corruption investigation. Jose Socrates, who led Portugal's centre left government from 2005...

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Venice officials are considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night. Officials want visitors to ditch the...

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Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has said that pensioners will get free trips to the cinema if his party is returned to power. Silvio Berlusconi,...

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An arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been upheld by a Swedish appeals court. The Court of Appeal refused Julian Assange's appeal for...

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Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, known as the Duchess of Alba, has died aged 88 in Seville. She was Spain's richest woman and one...

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Forty suspects were arrested in northern Italy as the authorities targeted mafia cells. Meanwhile anti-mafia police have released unprecedented footage of an initiation ritual filmed...

Czech President Milos Zeman has been pelted with eggs by angry protesters on the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

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Czech President Milos Zeman has been pelted with eggs by angry protesters on the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which ended communist rule. Thousands...

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The European Commission is set to announce protective measures to contain a "highly contagious" strain of bird flu discovered at a poultry farm in...

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Southern Switzerland and northern Italy have been hit by deadly landslides following days of torrential rain. Two women died when a wall of mud destroyed...

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The removal of MH17 flight wreckage has begun at the crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Dutch officials say. The Malaysian Airlines plane, which was...

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Romanian voters are set to elect a new president in a run-off vote which pits social democrat PM Victor Ponta against centre-right candidate Klaus...

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French authorities have resumed search for a tiger on the loose near Paris. The big cat appears to have moved closer to Paris after fresh...

Police and firefighters are desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris

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French police and firefighters are searching for a tiger on the loose in a town outside Paris, local authorities say. A woman alerted officials after...

Three American sailors have been attacked by Turkish nationalist protesters in Istanbul

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Three American sailors have been attacked by Turkish nationalist protesters in Istanbul. The protesters, who posted a video of the attack on an ultra-nationalist website,...

Russian military equipment and combat troops entered Ukraine

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Russian military equipment and combat troops entered Ukraine this week, NATO top commander has said. "Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defense systems and Russian...

Jean-Claude Juncker has denied allegations he encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg's prime minister

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The newly elected president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has denied allegations he encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg's prime minister. Jean-Claude Juncker,...

Polish police have used water cannon to disperse hundreds of masked men during march marking National Independence Day in Warsaw

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Polish police clashed with hundreds of masked men during march marking National Independence Day in Warsaw. The clashes began as some of the marchers -...

The European Court of Justice has ruled that unemployed EU citizens who go to another member state to claim benefits may be barred from some benefits

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Unemployed EU citizens who go to another member state to claim benefits may be barred from some benefits, the European Court of Justice has...

Ronald Reagan apologized to Margaret Thatcher over the US invasion of Grenada

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President Ronald Reagan’s apology to PM Margaret Thatcher over the US invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. "We regret very much...

More than 80 percent of voters backed the independence of Catalonia during an informal poll

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More than 80% of voters backed the independence of Catalonia during an informal poll, officials say. The non-binding vote went ahead after Spain's constitutional court...

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the end of Britain's conflict in Afghanistan

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The UK is marking Remembrance Sunday with Queen Elizabeth II to lead commemorations later to honor members of the armed forces killed in conflict. She...

White balloons marking a stretch of the Berlin Wall will be released to symbolize its disappearance

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Germany is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Concerts and exhibitions are being staged in the city and Chancellor Angela...