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Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic....

Center-right party
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- The center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov took the lead in Bulgaria's parliamentary election on Sunday, a pair of exit polls showed, a result that if confirmed by official returns indicates support for the country keeping its European identity....

The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes election
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- The Latest on Bulgaria's election Sunday: (all times local):...

Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year....

Ooh la la! Cypriot renews Platini memorabilia record bid
MOSFILOTI, Cyprus (AP) -- A Cypriot fan of former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini renewed a bid Sunday to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Platini memorabilia....

Exit polls show Bulgaria's center-right party leading in results from the country's parliamentary election
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Exit polls show Bulgaria's center-right party leading in results from the country's parliamentary election....

Dozens detained seeking answers about Belarus mass arrests
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Police in Belarus' capital have arrested demonstrators who were demanding to know the whereabouts of friends and relatives detained in the breakup of a mass protest....