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Turkish minister accuses Germany of political pressure on Turks


Turkey's foreign minister accused Berlin on Tuesday of exerting systematic pressure on Turkish citizens in Germany and hampering campaigns in support of President Tayyip Erdogan's bid for new powers in a referendum next month.

Fillon seeks unity to revive French presidential bid


France's Francois Fillon sought to put his presidential campaign back on track on Tuesday after a rebellion against his candidacy fizzled out, but the reluctance of key allies highlighted the difficulties he faces in rallying his camp behind him.

UK's May defeated as lawmakers demand power to reject final Brexit terms


Britain's upper house of parliament voted on Tuesday to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of the country's exit from the European Union, ignoring pleas from Prime Minister Theresa May's government not to hamstring their negotiations.

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Monday for a meeting with Francois Fillon and another senior conservative figure, Alain Juppe, in a bid to hammer out a solution to the crisis facing Fillon's presidential election campaign.

Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria.

Defiant Fillon says 'no one' can stop France election bid


Embattled French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon vowed that "no one" could force him to quit as he dug in despite calls to withdraw over an expenses scandal, with party leaders heading for a crisis meeting Monday over his candidacy.

British gov't urged to safeguard rights of EU nationals in Britain


A committee of politicians in the House of Commons Sunday called on British Prime Minister Theresa May's government to make a unilateral decision to safeguard the rights of 3.2 million nationals from EU countries living in Britain.

French police raid Fillon's home as he is warned of political 'abyss'


Police raided the Paris home of French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday over an alleged fake job scandal as a senior party colleague warned him he risked dragging his party "into an abyss".

Merkel heads to Egypt, Tunisia to reduce migrant flows


German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia on Thursday, part of her push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya.

Mass killer Breivik loses human rights case against Norway


Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik lost a human rights case on Wednesday when an appeals court overturned a lower court verdict that his near-isolation in a three-room cell was inhuman.