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Poland's senate approves contentious court bill

The bill sponsored by the ruling party gives politicians substantial power over Supreme Court in defiance of EU.

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Thousands protest parliament's judicial reform proposal

Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with EU also voicing concern.

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Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

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Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

The latest surge in fighting with Russian-backed rebels along the volatile front line is the bloodiest in recent months.

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Turkey accuses Germany of harbouring 'terrorists'

Reaction follows German threat to slap sanctions and decision to issue travel advisory amid row over activists' arrest.

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Nine lifestyle changes could cut dementia risk: Lancet

Maintaining good hearing, exercise, education and social activity among ways to prevent memory loss, study finds.

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Hundreds of Regensburger Domspatzen choir boys abused

Victims describe time at prison-like school as marked by helplessness and fear, says lawyer probing cases.

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Report: Hamburg 'anti-Qatar protesters' were paid

German media reports say 'staged' demonstration during G20 summit ended with some protesters raising pro-Qatar slogans.

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EU limits sales of inflatable boats to Libya

Most of the 100,000 refugees and migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year arrived in Italy from Libya.

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Defend Europe boat tries to block migrant rescues

As Defend Europe sets sail in hope of turning refugees back, UK anti-racism monitor issues warning over migrant safety.

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