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Hungary: Planned election law change could hamper oppositionHungary’s government is considering an electoral law amendment that would make it harder for opposition parties to pursue their unity strategy against the powerful ruling party in future elections
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI, right, arrives in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for a general audience as his then-butler Paolo Gabriele, bottom, and his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein sit in the car with him. Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died at age 54, the Vatican said. Vatican News, the Holy See’s media agency, said Gabriele died Tuesday after a long illness. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
Vatican butler convicted in Benedict XVI leaks case diesPaolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died
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Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroadRussia has released new results claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines made by some of its Western competitors
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A woman wearing a face mask against the spread of coronavirus, passes a Santa Claus outside a store in Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Greece is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the pressure on hospitals, the country's health minister warned Monday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece strike to disrupt public transportAirlines are rescheduling or cancelling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike on Thursday
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This cover image released by Grove shows "Shuggie Bain," a novel by Douglas Stuart. The Scottish writer has won the Booker Prize for fiction  for his novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. Stuart won the prestigious 50,000 pound ($66,000) award for his first published novel. (Grove via AP)
Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writersFittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa
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Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protestsA German government official has warned that anti-Semitism is emerging as a common position among people protesting pandemic lockdown measures who come from widely differing political backgrounds
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A medic from the Belgian Army tends to a patient with COVID-19 at the St. Michiel Hospital in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The Belgian military has been called into several hospitals and care homes to alleviate the stress on healthcare personnel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemicBelgium’s northern region of Flanders approved $680 million Tuesday to support staff at nursing home and welfare facilities that has come under intense pressure during the coronavirus crisis
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Darwin notebooks reported stolen from Cambridge libraryCambridge University has launched an appeal to find two valuable notebooks written by Charles Darwin after they were reported as stolen from the university’s library
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Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attackDenmark’s biggest news agency that delivers text and photos to Danish media has been knocked offline following a hacking attack
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes off her protective face mask as she prepares to deliver a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has approved a new contract to secure another COVID-19 vaccine for Europeans. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shotsThe European Commission says it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Moderna
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Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killingA court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassination
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Drone and logistic operator Peter Trempeck shows how to lead a drone with a case for medical stuff during a presentation for media, near the Labor Berlin laboratory in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Each drone can carry about 40 test samples, not only for Corona tests, that need to be examined in a laboratory. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus testsA German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer, front right, arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Germany's defense minister on Tuesday rejected Turkish complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission, insisting that German sailors behaved correctly. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over searchGermany’s defense minister has rejected Turkish complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission
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Members of Lithuania's parliament applaud Lithuania's Homeland Union and Lithuanian Christian Democrats party leader Ingrida Simonyte, center, at the parliament in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Lithuania's parliament approved Ingrida Simonyte as the new prime minister on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Lithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virusLithuania’s parliament approved Tuesday conservative Ingrida Simonyte as the Baltic country’s next prime minister before shutting down for a week because of a recent COVID-19 spike in the country
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Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, parents 19-year-old Harry Dunn, sit with family advisor Radd Seiger, left, at their home in Charlton, England,  Tuesday Nov. 24, 2020. The parents of the British teen Harry Dunn who was killed in a car crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government Tuesday over whether their son’s alleged killer, an American woman, had diplomatic immunity. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
UK family loses court battle in US diplomatic immunity caseThe parents of a British teen who was killed in a crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government Tuesday over whether an American woman involved in the collision had diplomatic immunity
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