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A woman carries a baby in a cot as goes to cast her vote at a polling station in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, in Dublin, Friday, May 25, 2018. Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion banOfficial counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban
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A woman photographs a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Ireland, on the day of a referendum on the 8th amendment of the constitution. The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they view as a European norm of abortion-on-demand, while for pro-abortion rights advocates, it is a fundamental moment for declaring an Irish woman's right to choose.  (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion banIreland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion after emotional debate
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A woman places flowers by a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Ireland, on the day of a referendum on the 8th amendment of the constitution. The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they view as a European norm of abortion-on-demand, while for pro-abortion rights advocates, it is a fundamental moment for declaring an Irish woman's right to choose.  (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion banA second exit poll conducted by a major Irish television station also suggests a strong win for the "yes" forces seeking a repeal of a constitutional ban on abortions in Ireland
The Associated Press9 hours ago
2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions
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Like Trump, Italian populist parties leverage social mediaThe populist parties in line to form Italy's next government have taken a page from Donald Trump's playbook: Go straight to voters and influencers with your message through social media engagement
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President of Spanish agency EFE Jose Antonio Vera, left, and CEO of German news agency DPA Peter Kropsch, attend a meeting heads of international news agencies with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, May 25, 2018. (Mikhail Metzel/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)
Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around TrumpPutin: 'We are hostages to this internal strife in the United States' around Trump
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Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist governmentNewcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government; another day spent in talks
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Police operation in Paris to arrest garbage collectorsParis police say two garbage collectors have been arrested after they stole a waste truck in order to discharge it in front of French President Emmanuel Macron's party headquarters
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2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed chargesTwo retired members of the French secret services are suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power, and have been given preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, authorities said Friday
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Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pulloutIran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout, threatens own withdrawal otherwise
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Bulgarian customs seize 191kg of heroin bound for BelgiumBulgarian customs officials say they have seized 191 kilograms (420 pounds) of heroin found in a truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks to reporters on Netherlands’ decision along with Australia to hold Russia responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, in The Hague, Friday, May 25, 2018. A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for its role in the missile attack. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17 flight with 298 on board
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The Latest: Putin denies Russia responsible for MH17 downingThe Latest: Putin denies claims that Russia was responsible for MH17 downing
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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy on the ropes over party graft caseSpanish opposition parties launched Friday a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme
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French government takes on railway company debt amid strikesThe French government has agreed to take on 35 billion euros ($40.8 billion) in debt from the national railway company SNCF as it seeks to end months-long rolling strikes.
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