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Jewish Cemeteries, Holocaust Memorial Desecrated in Greece

Several Jewish cemeteries and a Holocaust memorial have been desecrated in Greece, the country's Jewish council said Monday, just days after neo-Nazi leaders were jailed in a landmark trial.

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Chile Police Arrest 600 after Protests as Referendum Looms

Police arrested nearly 600 people after demonstrations to mark the anniversary of Chile's social protests turned violent as rioters torched two Catholic churches, the government said Monday.

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Nigeria Protesters Block Lagos Airport

Hundreds of protesters blocked the international airport in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos on Monday, witnesses told AFP, as demonstrations sparked by police violence paralyzed the city.  

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UK Welcomes EU Offer to Break Brexit Deadlock

The European Union on Monday signaled a potential breakthrough in stalled Brexit talks in a move welcomed by Britain, which stressed however that it would not accept a deal at any price.

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Cyprus Urges New Leader in Island's North to Back UN Peace Push

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday congratulated right-wing Turkish Cypriot nationalist Ersin Tatar on his election victory and called on him to back a new United Nations-led peace initiative.

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US Envoy Slams Afghan Bloodshed as Car Bomb Toll Rises

A top US envoy slammed Afghanistan's "distressingly high" levels of bloodshed Monday after a car bombing at a police headquarters killed at least 16 people and wounded scores more.

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Iran Says Will Sell More Arms than Buy after Embargo Lifted

Iran on Monday said it is more inclined to sell weapons rather than buy them, after it announced the end of a longstanding UN conventional arms embargo.

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French Police Target Islamist Networks after Teacher's Beheading

French police on Monday launched a series of raids targeting Islamist networks three days after the beheading of a history teacher who had shown his pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

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New Fighting over Karabakh despite Ceasefire

A new ceasefire agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan to halt fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was again failing to hold on Monday as both sides accused each other of fresh attacks.

The truce, backed by international mediators to put a stop to three weeks of fighting that has left hundreds dead, was supposed to have come into force at midnight Sunday but both sides immediately accused each other of violating the deal.

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UK Says Door Remains 'Ajar' for Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Britain still wants to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union despite the current deadlock, a senior government minister insisted ahead of fresh talks Monday.

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