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Low turnout expected in Albanian election key to EU bid
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albanians voted in what was expected to be low numbers Sunday 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....

Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open
ROME (AP) -- The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures....

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor....

Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to France
PARIS (AP) -- A 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....

Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US says are 'difficult'
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president on Sunday 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."...

The Latest: Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on the banned LGBT march in Istanbul (all times local):...

Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them 'failing'
ROME (AP) -- Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them 'failing'...