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Angela Merkel Calls for Ban on Full-Face Veils in Germany

ESSEN, Germany — To loud applause, Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party members on Tuesday that Germany should ban full-face veils “wherever legally possible” and that it would not tolerate any application of Shariah law over German justice.
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France's Hollande names Cazeneuve PM as Valls prepares election bid

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday named Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to head his Socialist government until a new president is elected next May....
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French presidential race heats up: A look at the candidates

PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is heating up, as candidates from the anti-immigrant far right to the Trotskyist far left join the race for election five months away....
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Local official, two journalists shot and killed in Finnish town

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A local politician and two journalists, all of them women, were shot dead with a rifle in front of a restaurant in the Finnish town of Imatra, police said on Sunday....
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Eurozone agrees debt relief for Greece amid IMF row

Brussels (AFP) - Eurozone finance ministers on Monday approved new debt relief measures to alleviate Greece's colossal debt mountain in the wake of its huge 86-billion-euro bailout, but at levels far short of those demanded by the IMF....
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Support for economic system 'under threat': BoE governor

London (AFP) - Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Monday warned the public was losing faith in the current economic system, urging economists to acknowledge those who have lost out from globalisation....
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UK government begins legal fight against ruling that could derail Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government launched a Supreme Court battle on Monday over who has the power to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union, seeking to overturn a legal ruling that could derail its Brexit strategy....
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Italy's Renzi to resign after referendum rout

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil....
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Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president

Vienna (AFP) - Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president....
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European integration, prosperity at risk, ECB's Draghi warns

MADRID (Reuters) - Populism and waning national appetite for vital reforms threaten European integration, putting at risk the continent's prosperity and raising the specter of falling incomes, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday....
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