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British director Ken Loach participates in a media conference prior to receiving an honorary degree from the Brussels ULB university in Brussels on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The university has come under criticism alleging it was too tolerant by awarding Loach an honorary doctorate, since the director has been accused in the past of anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations. Loach, who is known for his strong defense...
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Leader of 5-Stars Movement (M5S) Luigi Di Maio arrives to talk to the media after a meeting with Lower House speaker and 5-Star movement lawmaker Roberto Fico, Rome, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 26, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy reported the first glimpse of progress on forming a possible government after inconclusive March 4 elections, with the latest round of exploratory talks between the populist 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democrats yielding a "positive outcome." But the path to forming a...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will hold its last major meeting in its old headquarters on Friday, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the allies are trying to arrange a meeting with...
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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein, who died after being shot by Israeli troops while covering a border protest during his funeral in the Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
April 26, 2018 - 11:11 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The body of a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week was returned to the Gaza Strip on Thursday for burial. Relatives, Hamas leaders and other political faction chiefs greeted the body of Fadi al-Batsh as it entered Gaza through Egypt. Al-Batsh's...
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives for a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 26, 2018 - 11:02 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says recent signs of weakening economic growth are grounds for caution but not worrisome enough yet to consider changing the bank's stimulus and interest rate policy. Mario Draghi said Thursday that recent data points to "some...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 26, 2018 - 11:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will hold its last major meeting in its old headquarters, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that allies want to set up a meeting with Moscow'...
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April 26, 2018 - 10:15 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population. The environment ministry said Thursday that Romania had between 6,050 to 6,640 brown bears in 2016. It said 4,000 bears was an optimum...
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Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, second left, speaks with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, second right, during a meeting on the sidelines of a conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council building in Brussels, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 10:10 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Lebanon's foreign minister has criticized the U.N. refugee agency, saying it's warning Syrian refugees in Lebanon not to return to their war-torn country. Gibran Bassil told reporters after a Cabinet meeting on Thursday...
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April 26, 2018 - 9:55 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby. The new discovery is being called the most significant in a long time in this...
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April 26, 2018 - 9:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona. "It's not abuse, it's rape!"...
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