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Germany: Turkish leader seeks to hold rally on G20 sidelines
BERLIN (AP) -- Turkey has asked permission for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to hold a rally to address Turks in Germany when he attends the upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday. The request could further inflame tensions between Berlin and Ankara....

UK lawmakers set for key vote on minority government's plans
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers are set to vote on whether to approve the Conservative government's plans for a Brexit-dominated parliamentary session, in a test of Prime Minister Theresa May's shaky minority administration....

Russia wages war of words with Britain over navy pride
MOSCOW (AP) -- Moscow has angrily lashed out at a dismissive comment about a Russian aircraft carrier made by Britain's defense secretary, arguing that its aging ship is better than the new British carrier....

UK leader names chair of inquiry into London tower fire
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a retired judge to chair a public inquiry into the devastating west London fire that killed at least 80 people....

Rival sides dive deep on security in Cyprus peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The rival sides in talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus are delving deeper into how new security arrangements will work after a peace deal is agreed....

Widows of Nigerian activists launch civil case against Shell
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The widows of four activists executed 22 years ago in Nigeria are launching a civil action in the Netherlands, alleging complicity by oil giant Shell in their husbands' deaths, human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday....

Striking garbage collectors protest in Athens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- About 1,000 garbage collectors are marching through central Athens demanding an end to short-term labor contracts....