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AP PHOTOS: Livestock-guarding dogs breed Turkish prideFor 30 years, Huseyin Yildiz has bred powerful shepherd dogs in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Sivas, home of the livestock-guarding Kangal canines that are a source of pride for the country
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Nearly 100 on trial in Sicily for suspected Mafia EU fraud Ninety-seven suspected Mafia members and white-collar professionals allegedly in cahoots have gone on trial in Sicily for what prosecutors contend was a scheme that fraudulently garnered millions of euros in European Union agriculture funds
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A museum usher stands by marble busts at the entrance of the Sant'Angelo castle In Rome Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The first anti-pandemic decree from Italy’s new premier, Mario Draghi, tightens measures governing school attendance while easing restrictions on museums, theaters and cinemas. Italy, a nation of 60 million people where COVID-19 first erupted in the West in February 2020, has registered nearly 3 million confirmed cases. Its known death toll of more than 98,000,is the second-highest in Europe, after Britain’s. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Virus variant races through Italy, especially among childrenItalian health officials say the variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain is prevalent among the country's infected schoolchildren and warn that the curve of contagion is showing signs of “robust” uptick
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Cyprus Church says 'satanic' Eurovision entry must be yankedThe Orthodox Church of Cyprus is calling for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision song context titled “El Diablo”, charging that the song makes an international mockery of country’s moral foundations by advocating “our surrender to the devil and promoting his worship.”
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In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, European Council President Charles Michel visits a checkpoint in the town of Shchastya in the war-hit Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
Top EU official pledges more support for UkraineA top European Union official has pledged more support for Ukraine as he visited the area near the separatist conflict in the country’s east
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A Ukrainian serviceman receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield at a military base in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Ukraine plans to vaccinate 14.4 million people this year, or about 35% of its 41 million people. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukraine's leader gets vaccine shot to dispel public doubtsUkraine’s president has received a coronavirus vaccine shot in a bid to dispel widespread public skepticism about vaccination
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives at the courtroom Monday, March 1, 2021 in Paris. A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Sarkozy rules out French presidential run after convictionFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he won’t run for president next year, a day after a court found him guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to a year in prison
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A crowd holds a huge Armenian national flag during a rally of supporters of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the center of Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, March 1, 2021. Amid escalating political tensions in Armenia, supporters of the country's embattled prime minister and the opposition are staging massive rival rallies in the capital of Yerevan. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced opposition demands to resign since he signed a peace deal in November that ended six weeks of intense fighting with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. (Hayk Baghdasaryan/PHOTOLURE via AP)
Armenian leader scores political point in spat with militaryArmenia’s prime minister has scored a point in his spat with the top military brass, advancing his motion to fire the country’s top military officer
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Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrives at Kosice Airport, Slovakia, Monday March 1, 2021. Hard-hit Slovakia signed a deal to acquire 2 million dozes of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The country's prime minister says Slovakia will get one million shots in next two months while another million will arrive in May and June. (Frantisek Ivan/TASR via AP)
Russian Sputnik V vaccine splits Slovakia ruling coalition Slovakia faces a political crisis over a secret deal to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine orchestrated by the country’s prime minister despite a disagreement of his coalition partners
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Former Soviet leader Gorbachev turns 90Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has turned 90, receiving greetings from the Kremlin and global leaders while Russians remain divided over his legacy
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Belarusian Dr. Artom Sorokin seen after a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. On Tuesday, the Moskovsky District Court in Minsk sentenced Belarusian journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich to six months in prison and a fine equivalent to $1,100. It also handed a two-year suspended sentence to Artsyom Sarokin, a doctor who treated protester and shared his medical records with Barysevich, and fined him the equivalent of $550.(AP Photo)
Belarus journalist sentenced for report on protester's deathA court in Belarus has handed a half-year prison sentence to a journalist on charges of revealing personal data in her report on the death of a protester, part of authorities’ crackdown on demonstrations against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko
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Erdogan pledges rights reforms, critics say not enough Turkey's president has announced a series of reforms aimed at improving human rights in the country
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Austria, Denmark look beyond EU to Israel for future vaccineAustria and Denmark intend to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and will work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines
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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2020 file photo shows a sign for a Pontins holiday park. A chain of holiday parks in Britain kept an “undesirable guests” list of Irish surnames in an attempt to keep out members of the Irish Traveller community, the U.K. equalities watchdog said Tuesday March 2, 2021. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, File)
UK holiday firm had 'undesirable guests' list of Irish namesBritain's equalities watchdog says a chain of holiday parks kept an “undesirable guests” list of Irish last names in an attempt to keep out members of the Irish Traveler community
The Associated Press16 hours ago
An Iraqi medical worker prepares a shot of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine to administer to health personnel, at a clinic in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP/Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Vatican defends pope's Iraq trip amid virus as 'act of love'The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend despite rising coronavirus infections there, saying all health care precautions have been taken and that the trip is an “act of love for this land, for its people, and for its Christians.”
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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