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January 14, 2019 2:36 PM Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

The spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice party Beata Mazurek said the attack should be “absolutely condemned by all, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on.” She insisted politicians in Poland need “greater responsibility for words, for deeds” because “there is no shortage of madmen on both sides” of the political scale 6

January 11, 2019 2:15 PM AP Interview: Catalan leader says ‘No’ to Spain govt budget

BARCELONA, Spain - The Spanish government’s bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia’s separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in an interview that the representatives of Catalonia’s separatist 7

January 9, 2019 1:15 PM On his Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

BAGHDAD—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday in an unannounced stop on his Mideast tour meant to promote the White House’s hard-line position on Iran. The trip comes amid confusion over conflicting statements by U.S. President Donald Trump and senior U.S. officials about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, where Iran is backing 6

January 7, 2019 2:29 PM Moshe Arens, former Israeli defence minister, dies at 93

Arens was born in Lithuania in 1925 but grew up in the United States, where he was active in the Beitar youth movement of Likud’s precursor, the Herut party of Menachem Begin. He served in the American military during World War II before immigrating to Israel in 1948. After completing his engineering degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7

January 7, 2019 12:18 AM Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia

He had signed the Tomos in a civil ceremony with Poroshenko on Saturday, and sanctified it in a mass on Sunday. The ceremony began before dawn, with priests chanting hymns under a single chandelier in St. George’s Cathedral. The cathedral was flooded with light as the patriarch blessed the new metropolitan, dressed in blue, white and gold vestments and a glittering 7

January 5, 2019 4:44 PM 2019’s first yellow vest event brings tear gas, fires to Paris

PARIS—French security forces fired tear gas and flash-bang ammunition at protesters during a march through picturesque central Paris on Saturday as several thousand supporters of the yellow vest movement kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron with the first action of 2019. A river boat restaurant moored below the clashes on the Left Bank of the Seine 12

December 29, 2018 11:59 PM Migrants crossing the English Channel has become ‘major incident,’ U.K. says

This week, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid asked that his government department “treat the situation as a major incident.” And NBC News reported on Saturday that Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said Javid was leaving his family vacation early to address the increase in crossings. In November, French authorities said there had been nearly double 13

December 17, 2018 10:25 AM British PM Theresa May to argue a second Brexit referendum would violate public trust

Some members of May’s Cabinet are urging the government to ramp up planning for a “no-deal” Brexit — a chaotic outcome that could see gridlock at U.K. ports, planes grounded and shortages of essential goods. Others are seeking to work with opposition politicians to find a way out of the morass. May’s supporters distanced themselves from media reports 15

December 13, 2018 3:09 PM French police try to catch Christmas market attack suspect dead or alive

French authorities said that the suspect, born in Strasbourg, had run-ins with police starting at age 10 and his first conviction at age 13. Chekatt had been convicted 27 times, mostly in France but also in Switzerland and Germany, for crimes including armed robbery. He had been flagged for extremism and was on a watch list. French President Emmanuel 19

December 10, 2018 9:56 PM Armenian prime minister’s bloc wins parliamentary majority

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—A bloc led by Armenia’s relatively new prime minister trounced its political foes and won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in an early election, according to results released Monday. Nikol Pashinian came to power in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. The 43-year-old former journalist 17