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Russian lawmaker detained in France in tax fraud case
PARIS (AP) -- French police have detained a Russian lawmaker and tycoon in southern France as part of a probe into suspected laundering of tax fraud proceeds, a French prosecutor said Tuesday....

Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Countries fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean agreed Tuesday to expand the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna to reflect an improvement in their stocks. Environmentalists insisted the increase was excessive and premature....

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria
MOSCOW (AP) -- On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday....

The Latest: Putin calls Israeli PM, Egypt's president
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Latest on Syrian president Assad's visit to Moscow (all times local):...

Poland to observe EU court's logging ban in precious forest
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's environment minister says the country will fully comply with a European Union Court of Justice order to halt controversial logging in a pristine forest....

Rebel leadership splits in Ukraine's east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Dozens of armed people in combat fatigues have deployed to main administrative buildings in Luhansk, a major city in rebel-controlled territories in eastern Ukraine, in a sign of a split in the rebel leadership....

Greece submits last bailout budget but austerity continues
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government is promising bailout lenders continued austerity and high primary budget surpluses in its 2018 budget - the last under eight years of international rescue programs....