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UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks
GENEVA (AP) -- Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.N.-mediated peace talks between government representatives and the opposition in 10 months, rather hoping to build momentum toward peace after nearly six years of war....

Italy faces potential sanction from EU for rising debt
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Italy's government was put on notice Wednesday that it may be sanctioned by the European Union for not getting the country's debt levels down....

The Latest: Opposition wants 'direct talks' with government
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):...

Warsaw lists properties that pre-WWII owners can reclaim
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The city of Warsaw has begun publishing a list of properties that can be legally claimed by their pre-World War II owners - among them Holocaust survivors and their families - but only if they act quickly....

France: Le Pen aide charged in parliament jobs probe
PARIS (AP) -- A top aide of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been handed preliminary charges in an investigation into money spent on her party's European Parliament assistants....

Cyprus peace process falters after latest talks called off
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus suffered another blow after the leader of the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots backed out of a scheduled meeting, officials said Wednesday....

Polish leader sparks outcry with 'humane masters' claim
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The leader of Poland's ruling party faced accusations that he used offensive and divisive language when he said Wednesday that members of his ruling party are "humane masters."...