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Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years
LONDON (AP) -- Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years....

'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church
DETROIT (AP) -- A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is credited with the miraculous cure of a woman with a chronic skin disease....

Spain says nation's chief prosecutor has died in Argentina
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government says the country's top prosecutor has died in Argentina....

Italy Senate chief: Mafia planned to kill me next in 1992
ROME (AP) -- The president of the Italian Senate revealed Saturday that the Mafia's "boss of bosses" allegedly had targeted him to be assassinated next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates....

Turkey prosecutors open probe of former, acting US attorneys
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday of two United States prosecutors involved in putting a Turkish-Iranian businessman on trial for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to Turkey's official news agency....

Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies
PARIS (AP) -- Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died....

German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties pushed Saturday to find agreement on climate change and immigration, with an eye on producing compromises by weekend's end so they can move ahead with talks on building a ruling coalition.....