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Grapes of wrath sour Slovenia-Croatia relations

Ljubljana (AFP) - Visiting Slovenia this week, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will likely be offered Teran, a local variety of red wine. But it won't just be to delight the Luxembourger's palate.
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Italy sacks diplomat in Iraq after visa-selling probe

ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Tuesday it had dismissed the head of its visa office in Erbil, Iraq, following reports that visas were sold for thousands of euros, some to people rejected by other countries as security risks....
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Marine Le Pen's Front National headquarters raided by police

French far-right party dismisses police search as ‘media operation whose goal is to disturb course of presidential campaign’...
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Marine Le Pen is latest French politician embroiled in fraud allegations.

A Friday email from the European Union’s anti-fraud group claimed that two of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s employees received salaries as European Parliament assistants, positions about which the unit’s probe discovered “serious irregularities,” according to the email....
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Germany picks ex-foreign minister Steinmeier as president

BERLIN (AP) — A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday to be the country's new president....
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EU's Mogherini: U.S. says will fully implement Iran nuclear deal

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Friday she was reassured during meetings with President Donald Trump's administration that it was committed to full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal....
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Queen Elizabeth II to mark sapphire jubilee

London (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II, the world's longest reigning sovereign, on Monday set a new record as the first British monarch to reach her sapphire jubilee, with 65 years on the throne....
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Romania's president Iohannis slams government for crisis

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday the Social Democrat government had caused a crisis in Romania with a graft decree that prompted hundreds of thousands of people to protest, but he did not want to topple the cabinet or hold a snap election....
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French candidate Fillon defends his reputation

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the scandal surrounding French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon (all times local):...
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Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo's divided city

Local Serbs in Kosovo used bulldozers on Sunday to demolish a wall they built in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, following weeks of tension over the issue between Kosovo and Serbia....
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