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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, is welcomed by Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska Jankovska upon his arrival at the Defense Ministry in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2018. NATO's secretary-general is due in Macedonia for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece halted an initial effort to join the alliance. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
AP Explains: Macedonia-Greece name dispute goes back in timeFor a quarter century, Greece and Macedonia have been at loggerheads over a seemingly intractable dispute that goes to the very heart of the small Balkan country's very existence and national identity: its name
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, accompanied by Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, left, inspects an honor guard squad upon his arrival at the Government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. NATO's secretary-general urged Macedonia on Thursday to solve its 25-year-old name dispute with alliance member Greece and proceed with wide-ranging reforms if it wants its membership bid to succeed. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
NATO head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reformNATO's secretary general urged Macedonia on Thursday to solve its 25-year-old name dispute with alliance member Greece and proceed with wide-ranging reforms if it wants its membership bid to succeed
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A wolf that escaped from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust's premises in Reading, England, is led by a handler after being recaptured, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018. Witnesses said the wolf got free after strong winds knocked down a fence at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust near Reading. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
Escaped wolf recaptured in Britain after hour-long lockdownBritish police say a wolf that had escaped from its sanctuary has been recaptured but question remains about how it got out.
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Protesters with a Ukrainian national flag burn tires while clashing with police during a rally outside the Supreme Rada in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.  At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained during scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament to protest a new law governing the areas in the country's east under separatist control. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from RussiaThe Ukrainian parliament has passed a bill referring to the regions in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists
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Travellers heading to Schiphol Airport sit in dense traffic near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Scores of flights and trains were cancelled in The Netherlands and drivers were warned to stay off the roads as the country took a powerful hit of a storm which was set to lash large parts of Europe.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaosA powerful storm has lashed Europe with high winds and snow, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks
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Polish president thanks Trump for fighting 'fake news'Poland's president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting "fake news," saying that his own country "experiences fake news power first hand."
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A man fishes during a windy day at Alimos seaside district of Athens as the city of Piraeus is seen in the background, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout yearsA senior EU official says Greece is getting within reach of ending its Herculean bailout program which saved it from the brink of bankruptcy
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British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, left, with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, second left, arrive to watch the opening ceremony for the Anglo-French summit at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, Camberley, England, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK agrees to boost French border input as May, Macron meetBritain says it will pay tens of millions of pounds (dollars) for French border security as part of a deal to maintain a key agreement between the two countries
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Father Didier Duverne holds a tablet in a collection basket, allowing contactless card payments and smartphone application allowing the same operation at the Saint Francois de Molitor church in Paris, Thursday, Jan.18, 2018. The city's diocese will introduce the system during Sunday's mass. Mass attenders will choose on a screen the amount they want to donate — from 2 to 10 euros ($2.4 to $12.2) — and their payment will be processed in "one second." (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Tap and donate: Paris church now takes contactless cardsA Catholic church in Paris will start using a contactless card payment system to taking collections during Sunday mass
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81-year-old former Premier Silvio Berlusconi laughs as he attends 'L'aria che tira' tv show at La 7 studios, in Rome, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Berlusconi can’t run for office because of a tax fraud conviction, but three-time former Premier is once playing king-maker on the Italian political scene ahead of the upcoming March 4 general election. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
Top Italian criminal lawyer to run as candidate for LeagueOne of Italy's top criminal defense lawyers to run for anti-migrant, right-wing League party in upcoming vote
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German nationalist party rejected from intel panelGerman lawmakers have rejected the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party's candidate to sit on a parliamentary committee that oversees the country's intelligence services
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Europe's top rights body urges Romania to fight graftThe Council of Europe's anti-corruption body says Romania should do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017 file photo, migrants sit on the ground next to Spanish police officers after storming a fence to enter the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, Spain. Increased controls on migration flows in Turkey and Libya, together with political and social instability in northern Morocco, are pushing record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers through the hazardous Western Mediterranean passage into Europe. (AP Photo/Jesus Moron, File)
Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and EuropeRecord numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers are making it from North Africa to Spain as other Mediterranean Sea routes are foreclosed
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German lawmakers vote to install anti-Semitism commissionerGerman lawmakers have voted to install a commissioner who would coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism
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Police officers stand next to trucks parked in a garage during an operation aiming to break up a Chinese transport mafia, in Prato, Italy, Jan. 18, 2018. Anti-mafia prosecutors in Italy say they have broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force their way into the transport sector, not only in Italy but elsewhere in Europe. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)
Italian prosecutors break up Chinese transport mafiaAnti-mafia prosecutors say they have broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force their way into the transport sector, not only in Italy but elsewhere in Europe
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