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March 01, 2018 - 8:49 am
MADRID (AP) — Separatist parties in Catalonia's regional parliament are continuing to defy the Spanish government, insisting that fugitive Catalan ex-president Carles Puigdemont is their legitimate leader despite a ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court that he can't take office. The three parties...
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FILE - This April 25, 2017 file photo shows an Exxon service station sign in Nashville, Tenn. U.S. oil company Exxon Mobil has said on Thursday, March 1, 2018 it will withdraw from its joint venture with Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft amid expanded U.S. and European sanctions against the country. Exxon Mobil had signed a deal with Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil producer, in 2011 that would drill in the country’s Arctic waters. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
March 01, 2018 - 8:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. oil company Exxon Mobil says it will withdraw from its joint venture with Russia's state-controlled Rosneft due to U.S. and European sanctions against the country. Exxon Mobil had signed a deal with Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, in 2011 that aimed to drill in difficult...
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The fire brigade of Airport Security Services (SSA) rides snowplows removing snow on the runway during at the Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Geneva's airport has been closed "until further notice" after the Swiss city was blanketed by snowfall overnight. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 8:37 am
GENEVA (AP) — Exceptional snow and wind forced airports to close Thursday in Scotland, Switzerland and France and stranded several hundred drivers in their cars as a Siberian cold snap stretched across Europe. Geneva's airport closed after the Swiss city was hit with 13 centimeters (about five...
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In this aerial image taken Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica (Saint Mary of Health) on the Grand Canal in Venice, northern Italy, is covered by a blanket of snow as freezing weather from a Siberian cold snap persists in large part of the country. (Lumina Film Bauer Palace via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 8:34 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather hitting Europe (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Officials say Geneva's airport has reopened after teams scrambled to de-ice planes, tarmacs and other facilities that had led to a several-hour shutdown following sudden snowfall overnight. The officials...
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In this aerial image taken Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica (Saint Mary of Health) on the Grand Canal in Venice, northern Italy, is covered by a blanket of snow as freezing weather from a Siberian cold snap persists in large part of the country. (Lumina Film Bauer Palace via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 8:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather hitting Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Macedonia's government has urged employers to exempt pregnant women and people aged over 60 from work for a day due to the freezing conditions. The lowest temperature in Macedonia on Thursday was minus 18...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's inquiry into decades of child abuse says the government must pay compensation to 2,000 people who were sent overseas as children to countries where many met harsh conditions, neglect and abuse. More than 100,000 poor children were sent to then-British colonies including...
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March 01, 2018 - 7:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. oil company Exxon Mobil says it will withdraw from its joint venture with Russia's state-controlled Rosneft due to U.S. and European sanctions against the country. Exxon Mobil had signed a deal with Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, in 2011 that looked to drill in difficult...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2017 file picture two pigs sit in their enclosure on an ecological farm in Lanke, Germany. European statistical agency Eurostat said Thursday March 1, 2018 that with a population of some 150 million in the European Union, pigs far outnumber cattle and other bovines, the second largest livestock category with 89 million head. (Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP,file)
March 01, 2018 - 7:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Statistics show pigs are hogging the market in Europe as the largest livestock category and outnumber people in Denmark by more than two-to-one. European statistical agency Eurostat said Thursday that with a population of about 150 million in the European Union, pigs far outnumber...
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March 01, 2018 - 7:45 am
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have filed preliminary charges against far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence. The prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said the charges were issued Thursday for "distribution of violent images." If the case...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 7:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday, marking a technological breakthrough that could dramatically increase Russia's military capability, boost the Kremlin's global position and also raise...
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