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The top candidate of the left-wing party "Die Linke"',  Dietmar Bartsch,  casts his ballot  during the German parliament election at a polling station in Prerow, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP)
Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the pollsChancellor Angela Merkel seeks a fourth term in office with her conservative bloc enjoying a wide lead in the final polls, in an election also expected to see the farthest right-wing party in some 60 years win seats in parliament
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Swiss voters reject raising women's retirement age to 65Swiss voters have decided against increasing the retirement age of women to 65 from 64
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A German flag flutters over the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 when Germans elect a new parliament. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
The Latest: Tweets, taunts in Germany over right-wing partyMainstream German political parties are urging voters via Twitter to cast their ballots against the nationalist anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party
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A woman carries a ''estelada'' or Catalonia independence flag in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Thousands of Catalan separatists are rallying in public squares in Barcelona and other towns in support of a disputed referendum on independence of the northeastern region from Spain. Many are carrying pro-independence flags and signs calling for the Oct. 1 vote that the Spanish government calls illegal and has pledged to stop. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for voteThe grassroots groups driving Catalonia's separatist movement responded to the crackdown by Spanish authorities to stop next week's independence referendum by distributing one million ballots on Sunday
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Police officers of Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra stand guard at a checkpoint near the airport in Barcelona, Spain Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Spain's Interior Ministry says that a state prosecutor has asked for the central government to coordinate the policing efforts to impede the referendum on Catalonia's secession from Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Catalonia separatists pass out ballots for voteGrassroots groups driving Catalonia's independence movement say they have started distributing one million ballots to be used in a referendum on secession that the Spanish government has vowed to stop
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After German vote, Europe can turn to patching euro's flawsGermany's national election will be the starting gun for a renewed debate on how to fix longstanding flaws in how the euro currency is set up
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Turkish FM visits 2 Turks jailed in the US for May brawlTurkey's top diplomat has visited two Turks imprisoned in the United States for their alleged involvement in an infamous brawl that has raised tensions between the two countries
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Models are reflected on the catwalks as they wear creations as part of the Ferragamo women's Spring/Summer 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Ferragamo breaths fresh air into summer with outdoor showMilan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows
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Supporters of French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon are gathered on Republique square to listen their leader during a protest over the president's labor reform, in Paris, France, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Melenchon rallied disaffected voters Saturday against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections, amid spreading discontent with Macron's vision of a more business-friendly economy. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
France: Macron's party faces likely blow in Senate electionsFrench President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house
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Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalitionA French paratrooper died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appeared to be the first official French casualty in the operation
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Osman Baydemir, a lawmaker from pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party, speaks before the parliament vote during an extraordinary session in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on voteThe Turkish parliament renewed Saturday a mandate allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria, as officials continued to press Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum.
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Five Stars Movement newly elected leader and candidate as Italian premiership Luigi Di Mailo, waves from the stage during a movement's meeting in Rimini, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Members of the movement cast ballots online for one of eight 5-Star candidates, but the winner was all but predetermined since Grillo has made clear his successor would be Di Maio, the 31-year-old vice president of parliament's lower chamber and the only well-known candidate among the eight. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
Italy's 5-Star party picks its next candidate for premierItaly's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country's premiership by choosing Luigi Di Maio as its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo
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FILE -  In this Monday, May 16, 2016 file photo, actor Colin Firth poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Loving at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia Giuggioli, says he has become a dual U.K.-Italian citizen, and his wife is applying for British nationality. Their two sons already have dual citizenship.  (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decisionBritish actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty
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Russian oppositionist Udaltsov detained before Moscow rallyRussian news reports say a prominent opposition figure who was recently released after serving more than four years in prison has been detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow
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A ship moored to the dock of Barcelona's port to house police reinforcements is seen in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Unions representing Spanish security forces say authorities have hired three ferries to accommodate some of the additional police officers dispatched to Catalonia for the Oct. 1 independence referendum. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos policeSpain's central government and regional Catalan authorities tussled Saturday over who controls the regional police force that is considered key to the success of a planned Oct. 1 independence vote for the northeastern region
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