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Russia's Alexei Navalny barred from presidential run

Opposition leader calls for boycott of 2018 vote after poll committee cites his fraud conviction to hand down ruling.

The election committee

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Pope warns of 'winds of war' in Christmas message

Pontiff hopes for peace in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Yemen, Iraq and Syria as well as Korean Peninsula.

Vatican basilica

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Pope Francis pleads for refugees at Christmas Eve mass

Pontiff strongly defends refugees, urging the world not to ignore plight of people 'driven from their land'.

Pope Francis

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Alexei Navalny launches bid to challenge Vladimir Putin

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny plans to compete against Vladimir Putin in the 2018 presidential elections.

Alexei Navalny

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Russia condemns US move to sell weapons to Ukraine

US to provide Kiev with 'enhanced defensive capabilities' as the country battles Russian-backed separatists.

Kiev  force

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Puigdemont declares victory for 'Catalan Republic'

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont declares victory over Spanish government as separatists win majority.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

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Brexit win or cringe? UK reacts to new blue passport

Anti-EU right wing celebrates return of pre-EU colour but others are less enthusiastic.

blue passport

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Catalan separatists projected to win snap election

Catalonia's secessionist parties projected to continue governing the breakaway region under threats from Madrid.

Catalan separatists

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Catalonia elections: Poll aims to end separatist crisis

Highly-anticipated regional elections, aimed at resolving separatist crisis, could have EU-wide implications.

Catalan President Puigdemont

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EU moves to sanction Poland for 'breach' of rule of law

The European Commission began the process of sanctioning Poland on Wednesday due to concerns of judiciary independence.

The EC's Frans Timmermans

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French court orders Tariq Ramadan to stay in prison

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Montenegro: Grenade attack inside US embassy compound

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Basque group ETA to end their 'role' in Spain soon

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Corbyn: 'No more' politicians serving bankers

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Stormzy to Theresa May: Where's the money for Grenfell?

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Poland's Morawiecki defends Holocaust law in Munich

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Ankara dismisses Dutch parliament's overwhelming majority vote to recognise World War I killings as a genocide.

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