Trump to speak to Poles at site that honours nation’s heroism

WARSAW, Poland — U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen to deliver a speech during his upcoming visit to Poland at the site of a memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, a Polish official says. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda, said late Wednesday that it is an honour for…

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Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 died

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese authorities say they have contained a dangerous wildfire that raged for five days near another blaze that killed 64 people last weekend. More than 2,000 firefighters and some two dozen water-dropping aircraft fought the two fires amid strong winds and temperatures above 40 C (104 F) as the country’s annual wildfire…

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France probes reported death from whipped cream explosion

PARIS — French authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister. The prosecutor’s office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said Thursday that an investigation is underway into Saturday’s death of Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty canister was at fault. The prosecutor would not comment…

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The Latest: Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 11:20 a.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain’s departure from the European Union officially started this week. Tusk has made the comments a few hours before…

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Where Europe meets Asia, Kazan offers rich diversity

KAZAN, Russia — Fans visiting the exotic city of Kazan for next year’s World Cup will get to experience a little bit of everything: rich history, diverse culture, magnificent buildings — and even a beach. The traditionally Muslim city located in central Russia, some 800 kilometres (500 miles) east of Moscow, not far from where…

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German Parliament remembers former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

BERLIN — Germany’s Parliament has honoured former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in a special memorial session, remembering him as the architect of German reunification but also not without flaws. Parliament President Norbert Lammert said Thursday that because of Kohl, who died Friday at age 87, “the peaceful unity of our country and a free and pacified…

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German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

BERLIN — Germany’s Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries. Parliament voted 461-85 late Wednesday to move six Tornado planes, a refuelling plane and around 270 troops from the Incirlik base to Azraq, Jordan,…

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