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EU criticizes Russian law easing domestic violence penaltiesA senior European Union official is criticizing new Russian legislation decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence and urging Moscow to reverse it
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 30, 2006, file photo, Rinat Akhmetov, an eastern Ukrainian steel and coal magnate, speaks to the media in Kiev, Ukraine. The charity foundation run by billionaire Akhmetov said in a statement on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, that its work in the region has been paralyzed after rebels blocked access to Akhmetov's Shakhtar FC arena in the rebel capital Donetsk, which hosted the 2012 European football championships and now serves as a warehouse for the relief effort. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in UkraineRussian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine say they are taking over scores of factories and mines in the region, many belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid to a war-battered population
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Model Bella Hadid, left, wears a creation for Lanvin's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready to wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Dizzying patterns, deconstruction, celebs hit Paris runwaysDeconstructed clothes, blown-up prints, and dizzying pattern contrasts shook up the VIP-filled runways on Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week
The Associated Press1 hour ago
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
House of Lords chides UK govt, backs EU citizens' rightsBritain's unelected House of Lords has handed the government a stinging _ though likely temporary _ defeat on its plans to leave the European Union, resolving that EU citizens should be promised the right to stay in the U.K. after it quits the bloc
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Ex-CIA agent freed in Portugal after Italy drops extraditionAn American ex-CIA agent walked free from a Portuguese prison a day after Italy dropped its extradition request for her conviction in the U.S. kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan 14 years ago
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Paulo Pinheiro, right, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and Carla del Ponte, left, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speak to the media during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
UN panel alleges Aleppo war crimes; Syria talks inch forwardUN panel: Emptying out Syria's eastern Aleppo was among war crimes committed by forces fighting on the ground
The Associated Press4 minutes ago
Supporters of the communist-affiliated union PAME burn a European Union flag during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Hundreds of protesters staged a rally outside a hotel where Greece's bailout inspectors in Europe and the International Monetary Fund have resumed talks with the Greek government on further reforms following a months-long delay caused by disagreements over the appropriate austerity mix. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Anti-austerity protest in Athens near Greek bailout talksAbout 1,500 people have held a peaceful anti-austerity protest outside an Athens hotel where Greek officials are holding bailout talks with the country's creditors
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, center, leaves his campaign headquarters with his spokesman Jerome Chartier, right, after delivering a speech in Paris, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Fillon is refusing to quit the race despite receiving a summons Wednesday to face charges for alleged fake parliamentary jobs for his family. Man at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
The Latest: Top French centrist candidate Macron hit by eggFrance's centrist presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, has been riding high in public opinion polls, but someone who's clearly not a fan tossed an egg at his head
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, Dutch Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, center, poses for a picture during an election campaign stop in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands. Wilders is returning to the campaign trail, days after cancelling events ahead of the country’s March 15 election amid security concerns. In a press release Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Wilders says voters want to meet him and he wants to meet them. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Dutch right-wing populist Wilders returns to campaign trailDutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders is returning to the campaign trail, days after cancelling events ahead of the country's March 15 election amid security concerns
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Saint Sabina in Rome Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Pope Francis is marking Ash Wednesday with prayer and a solemn procession between two churches on one of ancient Rome's seven hills. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start LentPope Francis has bowed his forehead to receive ashes in a Lenten ritual in a basilica on one of Rome's ancient hills
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Injured men recover at hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A pair of suicide bombings, both claimed by the Taliban, struck the Afghan capital, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Afghan capitalTwin Taliban suicide bombings and shootout with Afghan security forces kill 16 people in Kabul
The Associated Press2 hours ago
TV crews work in front of a campaign bus to outlaw children changing their gender in a vehicle pound on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Madrid authorities say they have impounded an orange-and-white bus used by a group campaigning to outlaw children changing their gender. Mayor Manuela Carmena said Wednesday that police stopped the bus returning to the Spanish capital's streets in order to prevent a hate crime. Writing on bus written in Spanish says ' Boys have penises, Girls have vulvas. Don't let them fool you'. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Madrid officials impound bus with anti-transgender messageMadrid authorities said Wednesday they have impounded an orange-and-white bus used by a group campaigning against teaching schoolchildren about transgender people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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