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European Commission unveils proposal for single-use plastics ban

European Commission seeks ban on items such as plastic cotton buds and cutlery in an effort to combat ocean pollution.

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Italy PM-designate promises new election in 2019

Carlo Cottarelli chosen interim prime minister after Italian president vetoes populist cabinet choice.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella

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France hails Malian hero who saved toddler from Paris balcony

Migrant Mamoudou Gassama was filmed racing up an apartment building to save a dangling toddler about to fall.

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Spain: Hundreds of people rescued from the Mediterranean sea

At least 6,872 people have been rescued while trying to enter Spain by sea so far this year, according to the IOM.

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Italy: PM-designate gives up bid to form populist government

Giuseppe Conte abandons his mandate to form a new government after meeting with President Sergio Mattarella.

Giuseppe Conte

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Turkey slams Germany for allowing pro-Kurdish rally in Cologne

Turkish foreign ministry calls Berlin's move 'the latest example of double standards' by Germany.

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Albanian opposition demands prime minister to resign

Albania opposition stages rally with thousands accusing the government of having links to organised crime.

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Berlin: Thousands gather for far-right AfD and counterrallies

An estimated 20,000 counter-protesters took to the streets of Berlin on Sunday to demonstrate against an AfD rally.

AfD is Germany's main opposition party

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Polls close in Irish referendum on abortion

Exit poll says Ireland votes overwhelmingly to liberalise some of Europe's strictest abortion laws.

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Iran seeks guarantees as JCPOA signatories meet to save deal

Iran wants economic assurances to stay in nuclear deal and calls for specifics on how that would happen by end of May.

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Greek PM Tsipras survives no confidence vote over Macedonia deal

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UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

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Court orders Denmark to compensate 18 Iraqis over torture

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Italy, France call for refugee processing centres in Africa

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Suspect arrested over UK 'Punish a Muslim' letters

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French border police regularly abused refugee children: Oxfam

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Foreign ministers sign deal in Greek village that would see Macedonia change its name to Republic of Northern Macedonia.

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