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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba, left, talks to his lawyer Katia Kolakowska at a Milan court, Italy. A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom has claimed she agreed to the ploy in a bid to boost her career. Lukasz Herba, testifying in his own defense at an Italian trial Wednesday, said 20-year-old Chloe Ayling didn't know that the kidnapping plot was afoot when she arrived in Milan for a modeling job in July. Herba said that he revealed it to her soon after, and that she agreed to it.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Polish kidnap suspect says British model agreed to plotA Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom says she agreed to the scheme in a bid to boost her career
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Watchdog group: Countries move too slowly against corruptionA watchdog group says corruption continues to be a global problem and the majority of counties are moving too slowly in their efforts to address it
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, emergency personnel arrive at the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10, while the pilot and three other Britons were injured and taken to a Las Vegas trauma center. A hospital spokesman says the four are still listed in critical condition as of Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File)
Preliminary report: Sightseeing helicopter spun before crashA preliminary report says a sightseeing helicopter spun at least twice before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three others and the pilot
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US Jewish group sparks anger in Poland with Holocaust videoUS Jewish foundation sparks outrage in Poland with video calling on the United States to sever its diplomatic ties with Poland over controversial new Holocaust legislation and by repeatedly using the historically incorrect term 'Polish Holocaust'
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Workers remove a road sign that reads ''Alexander of Macedonia'' on the highway linking the capital Skopje with northern Greece, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Macedonian authorities have begun replacing road signs on the country's main highway named by the previous government after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill gesture toward neighboring Greece. (AP Photo)
Macedonia replaces road signs in goodwill gesture to GreeceMacedonian authorities have begun replacing road signs on the country's main highway named by the previous government after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill gesture toward neighboring Greece
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Bank of England's Carney predicts UK living standards boostBank of England Governor Mark Carney expressed his hope Wednesday that households across Britain will finally start to see their living standards rise following nearly a year of seeing price rises outstrip wage increases.
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Paris Saint-Germain's soccer player Kylian Mbappe arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and Liberia's recently-elected President George Weah at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The French presidency said discussions will notably focus on launching a fund dedicated to sports projects in Africa. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Liberia's new president pays visit to FranceFormer international soccer star George Weah meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris Wednesday
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UK Supreme Court: Police liable for failings in rapist caseBritain's Supreme Court says police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice _ a ruling that could open U.K. forces to a wave of lawsuits from victims
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures while speaking to Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahe during the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Lavrov dismissed the U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as baseless. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from MoscowRussian foreign minister is criticizing Western policies toward his country, urging countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions
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John Ausonius attends the trial in a courtroom in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  The regional court has sentenced the Swede to life in prison for shooting dead a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago. Public broadcaster HR reported that the Frankfurt regional court found John Ausonius guilty Wednesday of murdering restaurant employee Blanka Zmigrod in 1992. ( Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
German court hands 'Laserman' life sentence for 1992 killingA German court has sentenced a Swedish man to life in prison for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago
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Volunteers pose for photographers with a Valentine's Day love heart shaped collection of plastic bottles they and others made from bottles that were lying washed up nearby during a media event organised by the #OneLess campaign and Thames21 London waterways charity to promote public awareness of the single-use plastic bottles that end up in the Thames River and wash up on in places like this location, the foreshore at the site of the ancient and no-longer used Queenhithe dock, on the north bank of the River Thames in London, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Amid growing evidence of dire amounts of waste in the world’s oceans, conservation is becoming a selling point for firms trying to jump on the bandwagon of concern about the flood of plastic choking sea life. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up imageAmid the groundswell, ocean conservation is becoming a selling point for firms trying to jump on the bandwagon of concern about the flood of plastic choking sea life around the world
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2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive deviceTwo French soldiers have died in Mali when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 file photo, Gov. of Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics holds a euro note in Riga, Lavia. The Latvian official on the European Central Bank’s top policymaking council, Ilmars Rimsevics, will miss a scheduled meeting Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, amid an investigation into reported corruption. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
Latvian official misses ECB meeting as investigation deepensLatvia's official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council missed a meeting as an investigation deepened into reported corruption.
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Spain: Judge orders arrest of separatist if she returnsA Spanish judge has ordered the arrest of a leading Catalan separatist politician if she returns to Spain from Switzerland, where she has moved to avoid a judicial inquiry
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FILE - In this May 31, 2007 file photo, Billy Graham speaks as his son Franklin Graham, right, listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C..  Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
International reaction to the death of Billy GrahamInternational reaction to the death of Billy Graham
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