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Swedish activist stops flight from deporting Afghan man to 'hell'

Elin Ersson's refusal to sit down on a plane deporting a 52-year-old to Kabul could see her fined and jailed.

Elin Ersson

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European Commission offers 6,000 euros to take in a migrant

Italy balks at commission's offer saying it doesn't want 'charity' to accept migrants arriving from the Mediterranean.

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Greece wildfires: Scores killed near Athens, officials say

Three days of mourning declared as death toll from forest fires in several places around the Greek capital hits 74.

Athens metropolitan

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UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Human rights groups criticise British government for decision not to object in case the US seeks the death penalty.

ISIL members

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UK politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reforms

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal unless pregnancy poses a serious health risk.

Northern Ireland abortion reforms

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Germany drops economic sanctions against Turkey

Move comes after Ankara ended its two-year state of emergency.

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Steve Bannon 'planning foundation' to boost far right in Europe

Donald Trump's controversial former adviser says he plans to set up a foundation 'to spark populist right-wing revolt'.

Marine Le Pen

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French investigators raid home of Macron's ex-bodyguard

Criticism of Macron's government mounts over alleged mishandling of incident in which his bodyguard beat a protester.

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Spain: People's Party picks Pablo Casado as new leader

Conservative party appoints 37-year-old to replace Mariano Rajoy, Spain's former prime minister.

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Turkey and the Netherlands resume full diplomatic ties

The two countries normalise bilateral relations after diplomatic row last year ahead of Turkish referendum.

Erdogan (R) and Cavusoglu (L)

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Audit warns 840 bridges may be at risk of collapse in France

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Cyprus extradites EgyptAir hijacker who took photos with hostages

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Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

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Italy bridge collapse: Three more bodies found under the rubble

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Putin to have talks with Angela Merkel in Germany

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Germany reaches deal with Greece to return asylum seekers

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