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Theresa May triggers Brexit Article 50

British prime minister signs letter to be delivered to European Union, triggering countdown to EU exit.

Theresa May

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Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum

Motion passed 69 votes to 59 and comes a day before the United Kingdom takes the formal step towards Brexit.

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Longer jail term sought for Bosnian Croat official

Prosecutors say Jadranko Prlic should get 40-year sentence for his role in the deaths of Bosnian Muslims during the war.

Jadranko Prlic

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French Guiana paralysed by general strike

Protests over crime rates and cost of living have propelled overseas territory into spotlight of French elections.

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London gives N Ireland more time for power-sharing deal

Northern Ireland parties have "short window of opportunity" to avoid suspension of self-rule despite expired deadline.

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Clashes in Paris over police killing of Chinese man

Thirty-five protesters arrested and 3 police injured in protests that come just days after march against police abuse.

French riot police

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Bulgaria election: Boyjo Borisov's GERB 'leading' race

Exit polls suggest former Prime Minister Boyjo Borisov's GERB party has won a snap parliamentary election.

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Greece: Asylum seeking man found hanged at Piraeus port

Man carrying asylum application papers found dead close to a passenger ferry terminal in Greece's biggest port.

makeshift refugee camp

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days

EU calls for release of prominent Kremlin critic Navalny, a day after he was detained at opposition protest in Moscow.

Alexei Navalny

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