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After 'monkey hoodie' scandal, H&M hires diversity leaderSwedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having being accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle."
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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, right, and his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz, left, brief the media after a meeting at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany: War reparations to Poland resolved but debate OKGermany's foreign minister has suggested that an experts group could be created to look into calls from some of Poland's nationalist leaders that the country should be paid World War II reparations from Berlin
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz, left, address the media during a joint press conference after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
German, Austrian chancellors avoid criticizing each otherThe chancellors of Germany and Austria saying they're waiting to see how political developments in their respective neighbors play out before passing judgment
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US presses Kosovo against amending war crimes court lawThe United States ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its system is not yet capable of administering high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation
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This photo released on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 by the YPG press office of the Kurdish People's Protection Units shows French national Emilie Konig in a video. Konig is one of two notorious French Islamic State members with roots in Europe’s networks of violent extremists are appearing on video with nearly identical messages, insisting they insisting they are being treated well by the Kurdish forces jailing them. (YPG press office via AP)
Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them homeThe families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government
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Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killedTurkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing three people on board
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This undated image provided by the Mairie de Bayeux (Bayeux city hall), Normandy, France, shows a section from the Bayeux tapestry. French officials are considering loaning the historic 70-meter-long Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. (Stéphane Maurice/Mairie de Bayeux via AP)
France considers loaning Britain historic Bayeux TapestryFrench officials said Wednesday they plan to loan the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, allowing the medieval artwork to leave France for the first time in centuries
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In this handout photo released by Russian rights group Memorial, a view of the working room of the regional Prominent human rights group Memorial after the arson attack in Nazran, Ingushetia region, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists and officials in the North Caucasus. (Russian rights group Memorial, Photo via AP)
Office of rights group in Russia's North Caucasus torchedProminent rights group Memorial says masked men torched its office in the region of Ingushetia in Russia's North Caucasus
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Members of the media look over the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
European car sales at highest level in 10 yearsCar sales in Europe rose for the fourth straight year in 2017, topping 15 million units for the first time in a decade
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Thousands pay respects to slain Kosovo Serb leaderThousands of people in a northern Kosovo town paid their respects on Wednesday to the Serb politician who was gunned down in an attack that has raised fears of instability in the Balkans
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concernsTurkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt
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German, Polish police bust people smuggling ringGerman and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally
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