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English Firefighters Served Sausages Made From Piglets They Rescued From Blaze
A litter of piglets whose bacon was saved from a barn fire in England has been served up as dinner to the firefighters who rescued them, BBC News reports. The 18 piglets and two sows survived the fire in Wiltshire in February, which saw 60 tons of hay catch fire. In a controversial move, farm...
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Man Arrested In French Car Attack Had Radical Beliefs: Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Wednesday the Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris this month had radical beliefs and showed interest in the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported. Hamou Benlatreche, 36, the suspect in the incident, will face...
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Quebec Village Won't Remove Swastika-Emblazoned Anchor From Public Park: Report
A Canadian town has refused to remove a swastika from a public park because officials believe the symbol has historical significance, BBC News reported Wednesday. The Nazi symbols adorn an anchor that was on display in Pointe-des-Cascades, Quebec, the report said. A Good Samaritan named Corey...
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Angola Votes For First New Leader In 38 Years
Angolans lined up at the polls on Wednesday in an election where the defense minister seems to be the front-runner to succeed longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos after 38 years in power of the oil-rich country that's been marred by rampant poverty and corruption, according to The Associated...
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Boris Johnson: Libya is terror fight front line
Ahead of Mr Johnson's visit, Fayyez Al-Sarraj, the head of Libya's UN-backed unity government, issued a warning that Europe faced a growing risk from terrorists unless it did more to help his country stem the massive tide of illegal migrants. The UK foreign secretary said some of those...
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Britain says top EU court could still have role after Brexit
More LONDON (AP) — The European Union's highest court could still carry weight in Britain after Brexit even though the country will leave its "direct jurisdiction," the U.K. government said Wednesday. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has repeatedly said Britain will no longer be bound by...
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Schaeuble wants bigger role for euro zone's bailout fund
By Tom Korkemeier and Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wants to reform the euro zone's bailout fund so that it can play a stronger role in preventing crises in the single currency bloc, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Mass-selling daily Bild earlier reported...
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Rome defends evacuation of migrants as UN complains
ROME Rome officials are defending their decision to evacuate hundreds of refugees occupying an abandoned building in the city center after protests from the U.N....
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French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour
BERLIN (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the leaders of Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as part of a tour of central and eastern Europe aimed at reinvigorating European...
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Germany’s Merkel says “America first” attitude will hurt US
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands the support in the United States for the “America first” attitude that got President Donald Trump elected, but that...
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