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FILE - In this April 6, 2018 file photo, a former farmer works at a primitive refinery as he makes crude oil into diesel and other products, in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, Syria. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia meet in Vienna on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
OPEC discussing oil output increase to contain energy costsThe countries of the OPEC oil cartel are discussing raising their production by about 1 million barrels a day at a meeting Friday. The decision could influence the cost of energy globally in coming months.
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FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2018 file photo, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, Liviu Dragnea, grimaces as he walks out of the anti-corruption prosecutors' office, in Bucharest, Romania. A Romanian court has handed down a 3 ½ year prison sentence for the powerful leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party for official misconduct. The High Court of Cassation and Justice on Thursday, June 21 sentenced Liviu Dragnea, after two previous adjournments. The ruling can be appealed. There was no immediate comment from Dragnea.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
Romania: Party rallies around leader convicted of graftLeaders of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party are rallying around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 20, 2018, anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporters walk with EU and Union flags, with a placard near the Houses of Parliament in London. The divisions opened up by the 2016 referendum have not healed, but hardened, splitting Britain into two camps: leavers and remainers. Almost the only thing the two groups share is pessimism about the way Brexit is going. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The Latest: Germany: Much work still undone before BrexitGermany says it may be possible to stick to the current timetable for negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union for next March, but much work still needs to be done
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipraslooks on during his meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in Athens, on Friday, June 22. 2018. Eurozone financial ministers have agreed to complete the eight-year bailout program for Greece, including debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno announced in the early hours of Friday.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Greece heads for bailout exit after deal with creditorsGreece's prime minister has pledged to stick to the path of reforms and balanced budgets, hours after international creditors announced new debt relief measures to wean the country off its eight-year bailout program that ends in two months
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Spanish prosecutors appeal against men's release in sex caseSpanish prosecutors are filing an appeal against a court decision granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse
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UN expert slams US on poverty, quitting global rights bodyA human rights expert is criticizing the United States for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body that appointed him
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Businessman linked to slain reporter held in separate caseA controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist in Slovakia has been detained in a separate case of forgery against a broadcaster
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Catalan secessionists cut formal ties with Spanish monarchyCatalonia's pro-independence political leaders are snubbing the Spanish king in their latest public challenge to rule from Madrid
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in the tasting room in Purcellville, Va. The European Union on Friday will start taxing a range of U.S. imports, including Harley-Davidson bikes, cranberries, peanut butter, playing cards and whiskey. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into forceThe European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum
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Polish local police chief fired over colleague's deathPoland's Interior Ministry says a regional police chief and one of his deputies have been fired after they attended a party during which a senior anti-terrorist investigator fell from a window and died
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Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the chief of the Russian military's radiation, chemical and biological protection unit, left, and Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, center, attend a briefing in Kubinka Patriot park outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia’s foreign and defense ministries also charged that the international chemical weapons watchdog has failed to objectively investigate the alleged chemical attacks and is subject to political control. (AP Photo)
Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was fakedRussia says the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians
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Spanish court lifts ban on book about drug traffickingA Madrid court has lifted a ban on the sale of a book that investigates drug trafficking in Spain, saying that it comes within laws on the right to inform
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left, Cypriot Defense Minister Savvas Angelides, center, and Greek Defense Mininister Panos Kammenos walk past a military police honor guard as they enter the Zenon Search and Rescue Coordination Center for a trilateral meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, June 22, 2018. Cyprus is playing host to the second such meeting of the three defense ministers that aims to bolster military and security cooperation between the three countries. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military tiesThe defense ministers of Cyprus, Israel and Greece have pledged to forge deeper military ties in order to better counter common threats and to help bolster security in a tumultuous region
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A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's powerA look at the dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power
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Reporter calls out Italian minister over police protectionAn anti-mafia journalist under police protection has lashed out at Italy's hard-line interior minister after insinuating that not everyone who receives government protection is deserving
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