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German Woman, Afghan Security Guard Killed, Finnish Woman Kidnapped in Kabul

A German woman and an Afghan security guard were killed late Saturday night and a Finnish woman was kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse, authorities said Sunday.

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Leader of Italian Populist Movement Leads Thousands in 15-Mile March for Minimum Income

The head of Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement led thousands in a 15-mile march Saturday to demand a guaranteed minimum income for citizens as the party seeks to widen its appeal in hopes of clinching the national power for the first time.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, Who Supports Homosexuality, Says Anglicans Should Not Be Forced to Perform Homosexual Marriages

British Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian and a vicar’s daughter, said that the Church of England should not be forced to perform gay marriages if it does not want to, despite her personal acceptance of homosexuality.

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Pope Francis Embraces People Afflicted by Huntington’s Disease

Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical and psychiatric effects that its sufferers are often shunned and abandoned.

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Enda Kenny to Resign as Prime Minister of Ireland

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister since 2011, said on Wednesday that he would step down, first as the leader of his party and then, once a successor is chosen, as prime minister.

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Emmanuel Macron’s Government to be Formally Presented

French President Emmanuel Macron is building a new government with a fresh face – lean, half-female and tasked with carrying out his plans to rethink labor laws and overhaul politics.

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French President Emmanuel Macron Names Prime Minister, Visits Angela Merkel

On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday on fronts both foreign and domestic, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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New French President Emmanuel Macron Pledges to Strengthen EU, Redesign French Politics

In ceremonies marked by youthful optimism and old-world Napoleonic pomp, Emmanuel Macron swept into office Sunday as France’s new president pledging to fortify the European Union, redesign French politics and glue together his divided nation.

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Edward Snowden Blames NSA for Not Preventing Massive Ransomware Attack

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who in 2013 leaked details of America’s surveillance programs, has blamed the intelligence agency for not preventing the global cyber attack on Friday.

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Decades After Fall of Atheistic Communism, Christianity Is Flourishing All Over Eastern Europe

Christianity across Central and Eastern Europe continues grow and flourish a quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union and atheistic Communist regimes, a Pew Research Center survey has said.

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‘Was he Fired? You’re Kidding!’: Russian Foreign Minister’s Sarcastic Response to Comey Firing

Russia’s foreign minister sarcastically acknowledged the abrupt dismissal of FBI director James Comey by saying ‘Was he fired? You’re kidding. You’re kidding’ as he posed on Wednesday for photographs with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Euro Still Needs to be Fixed Even With Macron’s Win

Vitor Rodrigues remembers when they told him in the 1990s that the euro would bring affluence. The owner and only full-time employee of the Leituria bookstore on a leafy street in Lisbon’s Estefania district says he believed it.

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