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Policemen stand guard during a demonstration of students in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. France's interior minister is to meet with representatives of police unions, following complaints about working conditions and calls for a work slowdown over what unions say are strained resources after five straight weekends of sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French govt offers 300-euro bonus to protest-weary policeThe French government has proposed giving 300-euro ($340) bonuses to officers deployed to the aggressive and disruptive protests that started last month
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo a super blue blood moon rises behind the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple on the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Greek lawmakers to vote on new budget _ with more austerityGreek lawmakers are debating the heavily-indebted country's draft budget for 2019, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program.
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini pauses before answering questions during a media conference at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
EU urges Kosovo to drop tariffs as political tensions mountThe European Union's top diplomat is calling on Kosovo to lift tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as tensions rise between the former Serbian territory, and the EU and NATO
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Media freedom group records increase in journalists killedMedia freedom group Reporters Without Borders says it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide this year
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Dutch student, 16, shot dead in school's bicycle shedDutch police say a 16-year-old girl has been shot dead in her school's bicycle shed
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In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 photo piles of electronic waste is placed next to a drain chocked with plastic and garbage in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycledThe burgeoning crisis in plastic waste has won the attention of the Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent _ the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled _ as its international statistic of the year
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Penny Mordaunt Secretary of State for International Development looks back towards the media after attending a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK to ramp up 'no-deal' Brexit preparations amid impasseBritish government to ramp up preparations for the U.K.'s departure from the European Union without a deal
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras walks by national flags as he leaves an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic no-deal scenario. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nominationA former Nobel Peace Prize winner says the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece will be nominated for 2019 peace prize for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute over Macedonia's name
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Spanish court gears up for high-stakes trial of separatistsA preliminary hearing in a rebellion case against Catalan separatists Tuesday displayed some of the dynamics between defense and prosecutors expected during a trial that is likely to dominate Spanish politics
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the top military staff in the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Putin said that new Russian weapons have no foreign equivalents, helping ensure the nation's security for decades to come. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treatyPresident Vladimir Putin rejects U.S. claim that Russia has developed a new cruise missile in violation of a nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it has similar missiles on ships and aircraft
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The Latest: Man convicted over 'anti-migrant' weaponsA German court has convicted a man of unauthorized dealing in firearms over the sale in 2016 of weapons that he advertised as being usable to "shoot down asylum-seekers."
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, in London Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, for the House of Commons to make a statement on the EU Summit held recently in Brussels. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Latest: 3,500 troops to be on standby if no-deal BrexitBritish Defense Secretary says around 3,500 troops will be on standby in support of the government to help deal with any disruptions in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit
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UK Defense Secretary says some 3,500 service personnel on standby for any no-deal Brexit disruptionUK Defense Secretary says some 3,500 service personnel on standby for any no-deal Brexit disruption
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Dutch Supreme Court upholds weapon smuggling convictionThe Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a timber dealer who was found guilty of selling arms to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and of complicity in war crimes committed by Taylor's forces from 2000 to 2003
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Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker clubAn appeals court has upheld a ban on a Dutch arm of the Bandidos motorcycle club, agreeing with a lower court's conclusion that the biker gang forms a threat to public order
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