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Refugee quota opponents stump up funds to bolster EU borders
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia announced Thursday that they plan to spend around 35 million euros ($41 million) to beef up European Union borders as they come under pressure for refusing to accept refugee quotas....

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar
BANGKOK (AP) -- International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces....

Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying they have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S. political system....

UN Syria envoy urges Putin to have 'courage' to push Assad
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. Syria envoy has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "have the courage" to push the Syrian government to accept new elections and a new constitution....

UN chief: Iran may be defying UN on missiles, OK on nukes
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear deal with six world powers....

South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The stakes for Africa's oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher. As thousands of delegates from the ruling African National Congress party meet this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy....

Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to key 2018 election
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new president is showing signs of charting a path different from that of his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections....

EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations....

The Latest: New Polish leader hopes for compromise on Brexit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):...

Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate
ROME (AP) -- Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues....

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