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First OSCE Staff Member Killed in Rebel East Ukraine

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east.

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'Silent Protest' over 20 Deaths in Venezuela

Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities on Saturday to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest.

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Poll: Half of Brits Back PM ahead of Snap Vote

Half of Britons back Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives ahead of a snap general election in June, according to a new opinion poll published Sunday.

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Who are France's Presidential Candidates?

A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram: here are the leading figures bidding to become France's next president.

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French Consulate in New York Evacuated after Bomb Threat

The French consulate in New York, where thousands of expatriates were registered to cast ballots in their presidential election on Saturday, was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat, officials said.

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2 Suspected IS Adherents Killed in Russia

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee says the leader of an Islamic State "sleeper cell" and one of the cell's members have been killed in a shootout with police.

The committee said in a statement Saturday that the shootout took place late the previous night in the Stavropol region, about 1,250 kilometers (750 miles) south of Moscow. Stavropol is adjacent to several majority-Muslim republics, including Chechnya where Islamic separatists fought an all-out war with Russian forces.

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Turkey's Justice Minister Says Contesting Referendum Moot

Turkey's justice minister slammed the main opposition party on Saturday for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling.

In a series of tweets, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said all decisions on electoral issues, including complaints and fraud allegations, are in the purview of Turkey's electoral board.

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France on Edge as Presidential Vote Looms

France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. 

The Islamic State-claimed slaying of the officer on Paris' Champs Elysees avenue thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. 

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Clashes as German Anti-Immigration Party AfD Stages Showdown

Thousands of leftist demonstrators tried to disrupt a party congress by Germany's right-wing populist AfD Saturday marked by festering internal rivalries five months before a general election. 

Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected to mobilise during the two-day gathering of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party in the western city of Cologne, with 4,000 police officers dispatched to keep the peace.

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Over 100 Killed, Wounded in Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defense ministry said Saturday.

Two of the attackers blew themselves up and seven were killed in the assault near Mazar-i-Sharif city on Friday which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers at a mosque and dining facility.  

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