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Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, and Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, give a press conference after a cabinet meeting at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, Sunday, June 25, 2017. The Italian government is making 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank last week had deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks openThe Italian government is making 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep two banks in business.
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Turkish riot police detain AP journalist Bram Janssen, near centre, as he was working to report on a protest by LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights campaigners, after the gathering was banned by the governor, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Smaller LGBT groups made impromptu media statements defying a ban imposed by the governor, as police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water canon to disperse marches in central Istanbul, and detained several people.(AP Photo/Mursel Coban)
Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul PrideTurkish police used tear gas and checkpoints to stop activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A firefighter works to put out a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain, Sunday June 25, 2017.  A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of some 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alberto Diaz)
Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national parkSpanish authorities say a forest fire has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People walk toward the city's landmark Sultan Ahmed Mosque, or Blue Mosque, for Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, early Sunday, June 25, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talkTurkey's president has rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."
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A voter casts her ballot at a polling station in Tirana, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
Low turnout expected in Albanian election key to EU bidAlbanians voted in what was expected to be low numbers in a general election that was aimed at giving the country's two biggest political parties a chance to look past their bitter differences and work toward eventually joining the European Union
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to FranceA Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said Sunday he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, a participant of the Pride Week march in Istanbul, reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them. For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world. That changed suddenly in 2015, when authorities, citing security concerns, banned gay and trans-gender pride events chasing away shocked participants trying to converge on central Taksim Square with tear gas and water cannons. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
The Latest: Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in TurkeyTurkish police have prevented people from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul as small groups continue to make ad hoc demonstrations despite a ban issued by the governor
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them 'failing'Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them 'failing'
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UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebrationSix people, including three children, have been injured after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle
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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder speaks during a meeting of Germany's Social Democratic Party in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Merkel challenger calls Trump 'will-o-the-wisp' presidentMartin Schulz, the center-left candidate challenging Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, vows to get his Social Democratic party into power despite weak poll numbers
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactorsThousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns
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Center-left coalition candidate for mayor in Genoa, Gianni Crivello, casts his ballot in a polling station in Genoa, Italy, Sunday,  June 25, 2017. Italian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the first round of voting eliminated populist candidates in all the big cities up for grabs. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
Italy holds mayoral runoffs after populists are eliminatedItalian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the 1st round of voting saw populist candidates eliminated in the main cities
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A laborer takes bath after the day's work at a site where he makes cement blocks used for construction, in Bangalore, India, Saturday, June 24, 2017. There is no direct supply of potable water at homes in most of the poor neighborhoods in the country. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economyA global financial organization says the world economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Russia kills 2 suspected militants in the North CaucasusRussian security forces have killed two suspected militants during a gun battle in a volatile province of Russia's North Caucasus
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Part of the cladding is removed from a housing tower, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London, Saturday June 24, 2017, after the local council evacuated some 650 homes overnight. The apartments were evacuated overnight after fire inspectors concluded that the buildings, in north London's Camden area, were unsafe because of problematic fire doors, gas pipe insulation, and external cladding similar to that blamed for the rapid spread of a fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe sidingBritish authorities say 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country have cladding that has failed fire safety tests
The Associated Press1 day ago
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