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Severe Storm Fionn to slam northwest Europe

Damaging winds, torrential rain and heavy snow threaten widespread disruption.

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Lavrov: US wants to split Syria, must accept Iran deal

Russia's foreign minister accuses Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity in north Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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Germany's Merkel makes breakthrough in coalition talks

Germany inches towards a new government after Angela Merkel strikes deal with SPD to enter formal coalition talks.

Angela Merkel (L) and Martin Schulz

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Turkish Cypriots on course for coalition government

PM declares victory for ruling UBP, but fails to achieve outright majority in parliament, unofficial results show.

Turkish Cypriots

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Merkel hopeful of renewed Germany coalition talks

Germany has been in political unrest for almost four months since a federal election in September failed to produce a government.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Germany and Turkey agree to mend ties

Foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany agree to work towards improving relations after period of high tensions.

Sigmar Gabriel (R) hosted Mevlut Cavusoglu

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Erdogan: Turkey 'tired' of EU membership process

Turkish president is welcomed by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris.

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Why some Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7

The exact date of the birth of Jesus has not been established.

Christmas

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Emma Ihrer: Why Google honours her today

The birthday of Emma Ihrer, seen as principal founder of Germany's proletarian women's movement, observed with a doodle.

Emma Ihrer

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Far-right German MP slammed for anti-Muslim tweet

Alternative for Germany politician Beatrix von Storch launched tirade after police tweeted New Year's message in Arabic.

Von Storch's AfD party

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Hungary blasted over 'Stop Soros' bill targeting NGOs

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Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA after US aid cut

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Ukraine declares Russian 'occupation' in eastern region

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Three killed as severe storm lashes Netherlands

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Italy: Some 1,400 refugees rescued at sea

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Czech Republic: PM Andrej Babis loses confidence vote

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Muslim leader lambastes 'cowardly' act by right-wing group, which left note warning against what it calls Islamisation.

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