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Bucharest: Thousands protest decriminalising corruption

Tens of thousands decry measures that decriminalise corruption offences as judicial watchdog announces court challenge.

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Russia charges cyber security experts with treason

Two security officers and an employee of a cyber security firm are accused of cooperating with US intelligence services.

Kaspersky Lab

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Ukraine: Fighting flares up in eastern town of Avdiivka

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels locked in three days of deadly violence, leaving thousands with no heat or water.

Ukrainian troops

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Austria moves to ban full-face veil in public spaces

Government coalition announces wide-ranging proposals, including restriction of foreign workers' access to jobs market.

Austrians protest

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Concern over spate of deaths in Greek refugee camps

At least three people die in a week in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on Greece's Lesbos island.

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Dutch mosques lock doors at prayers after Canada attack

Four largest mosques in The Netherlands to shut doors during prayers after deadly attack on Quebec mosque.

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A million Britons want to cancel Trump's state visit

Parliamentary petition follows US president's immigration crackdown on on Muslim-majority nations.

May invited Trump

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French Socialists choose Benoit Hamon as candidate

Benoit Hamon defeats his centrist rival, ex-prime minister Manuel Valls, in a clear victory for the party's left wing.

Benoit Hamon

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Czech court rejects suit over school veil ban

A Prague court rules in favour of a nursing school that banned a Somali refugee student from wearing the headscarf.

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First human-pig embryos created by scientists

Step towards growing transplantable organs is taken by creation of embryos combining pig and human stem cells.

the embryos

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