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Want to run for French president? Join the crowd
PARIS (AP) -- More and more people want to join France's unpredictable presidential race, with a once-prominent centrist expected to join the field Wednesday along with other hopefuls who will never win - but might garner enough votes to tilt the outcome....

Europe: Albania opposition shouldn't stop judicial reform
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- A senior European Parliament politician has called on the Albanian opposition Democratic Party not to block a judicial reform - the main step toward launching Albania's membership negotiations with the European Union....

Intelligence chief says more Islamic extremists in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency cautioned Wednesday that the number of Islamic extremists in the country is on the rise and that the threat of an attack remains high....

Dutch security officer held for suspected Wilders data leak
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police have detained a security official in the group responsible for protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of leaking classified information, a spokesman said Wednesday....

Partner of UK author Helen Bailey convicted of her murder
LONDON (AP) -- The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey has been convicted of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder....

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee
LONDON (AP) -- A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists....

UK economy grew less quickly than first estimated in 2016
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's economy grew less quickly than originally estimated in 2016, losing the mantle of being the fastest-growing among the Group of Seven of the world's biggest economies....