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Opposition candidate Andrzej Duda celebrates with supporters his victory, as first exit polls in the presidential runoff voting are announced in Warsaw, Poland, May 24, 2015.

Polish Election Signals Deeper Political Shift to Right

Strong signal that electors are unhappy with country's direction, apparently unseating a president despite years of fast economic growth, unprecedented stability More

FILE- Five U.S. Air Force F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jets fly in echelon formation over the U.S. en route to an exercise in this undated file photograph.

US, European Jets Join Arctic Exercise Near Russia

Exercise based in north of Norway, Sweden and Finland, meant to test cooperation among Arctic nations in region More

Video Turkey's Ruling Party Lures Voters in Opposition Stronghold

AK Party seeks a fourth successive general election victory, with goal of securing two-thirds of seats in parliament to rewrite constitution More

FILE - New president of the Institute of Religious Works, or IOR (Vatican bank),  Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, left, July 9, 2014.

Vatican Bank Profits Rise as Cleanup Continues

Main focus is on fundamentally improving overall client service standards and further professionalizing asset management services, says bank chairman More

Director Jacques Audiard holds the Palme d’Or award for the film Dheepan as he poses for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

French Refugee Drama Wins Cannes Top Prize

Dheepan is about a group of Sri Lankan refugees who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country for a housing project in France More


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French Refugee Drama Wins Cannes Top Prize

Dheepan is about a group of Sri Lankan refugees who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country for a housing project in France
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Photogallery Crisis in Macedonia Requires Meaningful and Swift Measures

The international community has called on Macedonian leadership to take concrete measures in support of democracy in order to exit the crisis
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Greek Interior Minister: No Money for June IMF Repayment

Most explicit remarks yet from Athens about likelihood of default if talks fail
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Spain's Mainstream Political Parties Suffer Setbacks in Local Elections

As vote counting continued early Monday, the two mainstream parties were shown carrying 52 percent of the nationwide vote, with vote counting about 90 percent complete
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Polish President Concedes Defeat in Sunday's Polls

Bronislaw Komorowski's concession comes a short while after voting ended and a key exit poll showed him trailing by a 53-47 percent margin
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Ukraine Separatists: Car Bomb Kills Rebel Commander, 6 Others

Oleksiy Mozgovoy - rebel defense battalion leader - his colleagues die in explosion after machine-gun fire from unknown assailants, near Alchevsk, northeast of Donetsk
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US Is 'Deeply Troubled' by Russia's 'Undesirable' NGO Law

Russia's new law allows the government to ban activities of organizations it deems problematic and criminalizes 'cooperation' with them
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European Migrants' Journey

Waves of migrants continue to arrive on the shores of southern Italy from North Africa. Henry Ridgwell follows their dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to an unknown future in Europe. More

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Video Amnesty International: 'Overwhelming Evidence' of War Crimes in Ukraine

Human rights group Amnesty International says there is overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes in Ukraine, despite a tentative cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. Researchers interviewed more than 30 prisoners from both sides of the conflict and all but one said they were tortured. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.