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Macedonia president vetoes Albanian language bill
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's president on Wednesday vetoed a law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional....

UK helicopters join French counterterror mission in Africa
LONDON (AP) -- Britain said Wednesday that it will send three Royal Air Force helicopters to join France's military mission against Islamic militants in Africa's Sahel region as part of closer U.K.-French intelligence and military cooperation....

Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer team
BERLIN (AP) -- A soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad....

UN presents new proposals on Greece-Macedonia name dispute
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. mediator Matthew Nimetz presented new proposals Wednesday to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the Balkan nation's name and said he should know within two months whether progress can be made....

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since the failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying both government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are driving Turkey in an increasingly authoritarian direction....

Jewish group: Spy case shows Germany must act against Iran
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Jewish community says raids against suspected Iranian agents show Berlin needs to take a tougher line toward Tehran....

Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000
LONDON (AP) -- Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000)....