Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian defense ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea....

EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The head of the European Union's executive is opting not to sanction France or Italy just yet over their failure to meet targets on their public finances....

French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine
PARIS (AP) -- French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace....

Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin
MOSCOW (AP) -- Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant....

Energy revolution spells doom for German village
ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) -- Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath....

Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in flooding
PARIS (AP) -- Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing....

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty
GENEVA (AP) -- After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually....

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