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Britain's first new national daily newspaper in 30 years is to shut, its owners said Thursday, just over two months after it was launched promising to prove that print news can survive the internet age.
 
EU court upholds new tobacco laws
The EU's top court on Wednesday ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others.
 
London appears set to elect a Muslim mayor
Opposition Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan had a strong lead in final polls before Thursday's London mayoral elections, putting him on course to become the first Muslim leader of a European Union capital.
 
London looks set to elect Muslim mayor
London was on course to become the first EU capital with a Muslim mayor as voters went to the polls Thursday following a bitter campaign that stayed ugly to the very end.
 
The European Union's executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips, a major step toward fulfilling a key part of an agreement with Turkey to deal with the migrant crisis.
 
Russia's defense minister said Wednesday that Moscow will set up three new divisions in the west and south of the country by the end of the year to counter NATO forces close to its border.
 
The European Commission will on Wednesday give conditional backing to visa-free travel for more than 80 million Turks as the EU tries to save a controversial deal with Ankara to solve the migrant crisis.
 
An Air France passenger plane was escorted down by rapid-response British military jets after losing radio contact, both parties said Tuesday, after sonic booms shook homes in northern England.
 
Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter holiday
With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.
 
Chinese police patrol in Italy to make tourists feel safer
Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week experiment.
 
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