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Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Services ground to a halt in Greece Friday as workers walked off the job at the start of a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further reduce incomes, in a sign of growing discontent with the left-led coalition government....

Vote-counting taking place across Britain
LONDON (AP) -- Votes are being counted throughout Britain to determine London's new mayor, control of many city councils, and national assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales....

Scotland's pro-independence party scores big gains in vote
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured a third term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in the county's parliamentary elections....

EU official Tusk: Idea of one European nation is 'illusion'
ROME (AP) -- Worried about anti-European Union sentiment fueling nationalism on the continent, a top official said Thursday that the bloc must "stop the radicals" from gaining power by making citizens feel safe amid the migrant crisis....

Candidate for next UN chief asks to meet Security Council
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Croatia's former foreign minister, who is campaigning to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations, said she has asked to meet members of the U.N. Security Council who will make the final decision....

Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him -a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations....

UN says nearly half a million children in limbo on asylum
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- UNICEF says nearly half a million refugee children who applied for asylum in Europe last year remain in limbo as the European Union prepares for critical talks on rules governing applications from people seeking protection....

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