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The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit leads the first mass in a side chapel, two months after a devastating fire engulfed the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, Saturday June 15, 2019, in Paris. (Karine Perret, Pool via AP)
Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fireThe Notre Dame cathedral in Paris held its first Mass since the April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and caused its masterpiece spire to collapse
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Awards stand on a tray ahead of the awarding ceremony of the 8th Hobby Horse championships in Seinajoki, Finland, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. More than 400 hobby horse enthusiasts took part in the show, competing on stylish toy horses in various events inspired by real equestrian events. (AP Photo/from APTN Video)
Hobby horse fans show off their skills in FinlandWhat organizers called "the biggest hobby horse event in the world" has taken place in Finland at the national championships for the sport that simulates the gymnastic elements of real-life horseback riding
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, Richard Ratcliffe, husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for the media during a vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Richard Ratcliffe said Saturday June 15, 2019, that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratlciffe had told Iranian judicial officials that she will refuse food but will drink water until she is granted “unconditional release.”  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Husband says British woman held in Iran begins hunger strikeThe husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for over three years says she has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention
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German stunt pilot killed as plane plunges into Polish riverA German pilot of a small stunt plane was killed Saturday after it plunged into the Vistula River during a performance at an air show in central Poland
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Amanda Knox gets emotional as she speaks at a Criminal Justice Festival at the University of Modena, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case, arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her British roommate. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Knox accuses media of having built false story around herTaking the stage at an Italian conference on justice, Amanda Knox accused the media of having built a false narrative around her during her yearslong murder trial and appeals process, depicting her as guilty even though she was eventually acquitted
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Moldova's new PM vows to boost EU ties, bring justiceMoldova's new prime minister says her government's priority is to advance relations with the European Union and bring to justice all those responsible for abuse of power, including the most powerful oligarch in the ex-Soviet republic
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German Jewish group applauds museum director's resignationGermany's Central Council of Jews is welcoming the resignation of the director of Berlin's Jewish Museum amid criticism that he holds anti-Israel views
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Zuzana Caputova inaugurated as 1st Slovak female presidentZuzana Caputova, a liberal environmental activist and lawyer, has been inaugurated as the first female president of Slovakia
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Center-right coalition wins Madrid, far-left keeps BarcelonaA conservative has been sworn in as new mayor of the Spanish capital in the first major political shift enabled by the far-right's gains in last month's local and regional elections
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Georgia WWII veterans gets French Legion of HonorA World War II veteran from Georgia has been bestowed with a high honor for his valor on the front lines in France
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Women's protest during a nationwide strike on Friday, June 14, 2019, in Lausanne, Switzerland. There is list of several reasons motivating people to take part in the strike. These range from unequal wages to pressures on part-time employees, the burden of household work and sexual violence. (/Keystone via AP)
Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equalityWomen across Switzerland are walking off the job, burning bras and staging other demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence _ the first such protests in the country in 28 years
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French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, left, on the occasion of the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
Southern EU leaders seek united policy front at meetingThe leaders of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta have gathered in Valletta for the 6th South European Union summit on Friday, to work on building a united front on key economic and political issues.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This combination file photo shows Barcelona mayor Ada Colau, left, delivering a speech in Paris on Oct. 23, 2017, and Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena, right, presenting her new book on Aug. 28, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The future of the left-wing mayors of Spain’s two biggest cities is being decided as political parties work against the clock to determine who will govern the country’s municipal governments. Cities across Spain have until Saturday, June 15, 2019, to choose mayors following May 26 elections. (AP Photo/File, Michel Euler, left photo, and Natacha Pisarenko, right photo.)
Future of left-wing mayors of Madrid, Barcelona in balanceThe future of the left-wing mayors of Spain's two biggest cities is being decided as political parties work against the clock to determine who will govern the country's municipal governments
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN: Bosnia moves migrants to area infested with land minesBosnian police has found 282 migrants staying illegally in two privately owned houses in the northwestern town of Bihac and moved them to a location described by the U.N. office in the country as "unsuitable for human habitation."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame worksThe billionaire French donors who publicly promised hundreds of millions to restore Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, church and business officials say
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