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Convict Frank Van Den Bleeken appears in court in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2013. Van Den Bleeken convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Herman Ricour) BELGIUM OUT NETHERLANDS OUT
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasiaJailed rapist and murderer deemed incurable gets approval to be euthanized in Belgium
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, July  2, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and CEO of state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft Igor Sechin speak during a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Russian media reports said in June that Russia's largest oil company, state-controlled Rosneft, considered buying Bashneft. In July, a Moscow court arrested Bashneft's stock under a money-laundering probe. Rosneft is run by Igor Sechin, a powerful longtime assistant of President Vladimir Putin. Sechin, who has been placed on the U.S. and the EU sanctions lists over the Ukrainian crisis, was seen as the mastermind behind the 2003 arrest of Russia's then-richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. (AP Photo/Maxim Shemetov, Pool, File)
Russian billionaire placed under house arrestRussian billionaire tycoon put under house arrest on money-laundering charges
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French prime minister wins confidence voteFrench prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy
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Ukrainian protesters burn tires outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The demonstrators rallied in support of a bill that would introduce extra checks for senior government officials. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with EuropeUkraine lawmakers approve landmark deal with Europe, give greater autonomy for rebellious east
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A Yes sign is displayed on a fisherman's shack in St Abbs, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes." (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sides in Scottish referendum make final pushWith 48 hours to go, sides scramble to convert swing voters in Scottish independence vote
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Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, second left, walk surrounded by the security after a meeting in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014. Turkey’s new prime minister strongly rejected Western media reports that many of his fellow countrymen are swelling the ranks of the Islamic State group. Davutoglu says there’s many more Europeans signing up with the extremist group than there are Turks. Cyprus was divided in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. A Turkish Cypriot Declaration of Independence is recognized only by Turkey which maintains 35,000 troops there. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined ISOpposition legislator: at least 53 Turkish families joined IS in past week
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People sit on a bench backdropped by Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring _ and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.  It's a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland's incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday. Polls suggest the outcome will be close.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Scotland took long road to independence voteThe high road or the low road? Scotland took a long and winding path to independence vote
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Belfast officer who oversaw Adams arrest promotedNorthern Ireland parties argue over promotion of senior policeman who oversaw Adams' arrest
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1 dead, 1 injured in Danish courthouse shooting1 dead, 1 injured in Danish courthouse shooting; police say attack linked to custody dispute
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In this image provided by Shaho Pirani ,  Shaho Pirani shoots with an automantic weapon near the village of Koya in Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2014. The Iranian Kurd living in Denmark, was on a month-long training camp for the Kurdish diaspora organized by Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He joined Kurds from Norway, Switzerland and Britain for a crash-course on politics followed by weapons training. Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the IS group. (AP Photo/Shaho Pirani)
Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS groupNew stream of foreign fighters from Europe as Kurds take up arms against Islamic militants
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Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, listens to a speech after his presentation of the commission's last report on Syria at the Human Rights Session at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Pinheiro, told the U.N.'s top human rights body that the government's killing of civilians — often through the use of ubiquitous checkpoints — exceeds the crimes against civilians perpetrated by the militants and other anti-government armed groups. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)
UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimesUN war crimes panel emphasizes Assad government role in daily atrocities
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German court lifts injunction banning UberGerman court lifts injunction stopping ridesharing service Uber in Germany
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Kurdish police to get help from Czech RepublicCzech Republic police to help train Kurdish security forces to fight Islamic State
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1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan1 Polish soldier killed, 2 others wounded in suicide bomb attack in Afghan capital of Kabul
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Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander, left, officially opens the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, as his wife Queen Maxima, right, looks on in the 13th century "Hall of Knights" in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Kooren, Pool)
Dutch ease off austerity, will spend on militaryDutch look beyond austerity: 2015 budget features tax cuts and more spending on defense
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