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  • German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

    BERLIN - Hundreds of German police officers conducted co-ordinated raids early Thursday in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg in the investigation of an organization banned over allegations of Islamic extremism.
  • EU court urged to rule against Hungary's asylum policy

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The advocate general for European Union's highest court on Thursday urged the court to rule that Hungary violated the bloc's laws on asylum when it passed legislation narrowing the possibilities for asylum-seekers to receive international protection.
  • India introduces new rules to regulate online content

    NEW DELHI - India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it.
  • Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq

    BAGHDAD - Explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia's royal palace in the kingdom's capital last month were launched from inside Iraq, a senior Iran-backed militia official in Baghdad and a U.S. official said.
  • EU leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout

    BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are gathering Thursday to try to inject new energy into the bloc’s lagging coronavirus vaccination efforts as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt.
  • GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

    WASHINGTON - Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.
  • The Latest: Variants prompt Finland's return to emergency

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Finland plans to reintroduce a state of emergency that would allow the Nordic country to close restaurants for a three-week period starting March 8 as it fights the variant first discovered in Britain.
  • German charged for passing parliament floor plans to Russia

    BERLIN - A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence, prosecutors said Thursday.
  • Watchdog says Libya fails to hold war criminals accountable

    CAIRO - A leading rights group accused Libyan authorities on Thursday of failing to bring to justice war criminals responsible for a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests that led to the fall of longtime dictator Moammar Ghadafi in 2011.
  • For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM - When it comes to obtaining hard-to-get coronavirus vaccines, Israel’s friends are discovering the road appears to run through Jerusalem.

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