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37-year-old Gokmen Tanis is led away by police in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday March 18, 2019, after a shooting incident on a tram. A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that convulsed the historic city of nearly 350,000 people for most of the day. (Foto de Volkskrant via AP)  NETHERLANDS OUT NOT FOR USE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shootingInvestigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht have sharpened their focus on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July
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Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly shooting on an Utrecht tramDutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly shooting on an Utrecht tram
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The Mare Jonio ship with 49 migrants on board docks at the port of Lampedusa island, Italy, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Italy’s hard-line interior Matteo Salvini minister is again refusing to allow migrants rescued at sea by humanitarian groups to disembark in Italy. The mayor of Lampedusa is challenging Salvini's assertion that Italian ports are closed. The migrants, including 12 minors, were rescued Monday off the coast of Libya by the Italian humanitarian group Mediterranea Saving Humans. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in ItalyA humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants has entered the port of Lampedusa, where they are being allowed to disembark despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister
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A police stands guard in anticipation of a march called by a coalition of opposition parties and civic groups who are petitioning lawmakers for a law of guarantees that will protect workers who have been victims of political retaliation and unjustified dismissals, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in RomeThe Trump administration's envoy to Venezuela says the U.S. and Russia remain split on how to resolve the Latin American country's crisis after talks in Italy
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Woman pleads guilty to sneaking aboard international flightA woman dubbed a serial stowaway has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to sneaking past Chicago airport security, boarding a plane and flying to London without a ticket
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talks to journalists during a joint press conference with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same divorce deal that they have already rejected twice. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mindThe British government is preparing to ask the European Union for a long delay to Brexit, after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May can't keep asking lawmakers to vote on her divorce deal.
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Hungary's Orban to attend meeting on party's possible ousterHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be attending the meeting of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament, which will discuss the expulsion or suspension of Orban's Fidesz party from the group
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French govt says growth revised downward due to protestsFrance's finance minister has revised the country's growth forecast this year to 1.4 percent, down from the previous 1.7 percent, partly attributing the new estimate to the yellow vest protests
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Dutch police detain genocide suspect sought by RwandaProsecutors say that Dutch authorities have detained a Rwandan man suspected of involvement in his country's 1994 genocide
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Building bridges: Soccer diplomacy in divided CyprusAn initiative to build more bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus through soccer faltered after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped the event amid a dispute over the venue's location
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte sits before addressing the Lower Chamber of the Italian parliament in Rome, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Italy to join China initiative despite US objectionsItalian Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within the governing coalition
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EU eyes June to begin membership talks with North MacedoniaThe European Union's top diplomat says the bloc aims to begin membership talks with North Macedonia in June, after the country lifted the biggest obstacle to joining by changing its name last month
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Eregli, Turkey, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Ignoring widespread criticism, Erdogan has again shown excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand at a campaign rally. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Erdogan again airs attack video at rally despite criticismTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ignoring widespread criticism and again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam
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Poland seeks to prosecute communist-era judges, prosecutorsPoland's justice officials say they are seeking to lift the immunity and punish seven communist-era judges and prosecutors who imprisoned pro-democracy fighters in the 1980s
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Merkel: German government shouldn't intervene in bank talksChancellor Angela Merkel says the German government shouldn't get involved in exploratory talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank on a possible merger
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