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Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90
LONDON (AP) -- "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90....

Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him....

Bulgaria imam charged with terrorism incitement
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgarian prosecutors have charged a Muslim religious leader and six others with spreading war propaganda for the Islamic State group....

AP's Euler wins French presidential photo prize
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has awarded a special presidential photography prize to Michel Euler of The Associated Press - for a spur-of-the-moment shot that makes the president look like he's dressed as one of his gold-helmeted guards....

Italian police shut down counterfeit money ring
MILAN (AP) -- Police in Naples have broken up a counterfeit money ring that allegedly printed millions worth of fake euro bills and coins distributed in Europe and North Africa....

Syrian FM: Russia to boost relations with Assad
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin wants closer ties with Syria's beleaguered president and tighter cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday after meeting the Russian leader....

UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp
LONDON (AP) -- Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn country....