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Prosecutors seek 6-year sentence for ex-Auschwitz guard, 94
Prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison sentence for a former Auschwitz death camp guard being tried in Germany as an accessory to murder.
 
British stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Patrick Stewart urged voters to back staying in the European Union in a joint letter published on Friday.
 
Poland's right-wing Prime Minister Beata Szydlo vowed Friday that her government would never bow to any EU ultimatum and accused some members of the European Commission of trying to "destroy" the 28-member bloc.
 
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that "deserters" from the EU would have to accept being outsiders, in his strongest warning yet against Britain voting to leave the bloc next month.
 
Marco Pannella, maverick in Italian postwar politics, dies
Marco Pannella, a maverick radical politician who was crucial to Italian postwar campaigns to legalize abortion, divorce and other social change, died Thursday. He was 86.
 
Longest pizza record set
Neapolitan pizza makers set the record for the longest pizza in a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples, Italy on Wednesday, May 18. For the wood-fired pizza, which measured two kilometers, they used 2,000 kilograms of flour, 1,600 kilograms of tomatoes, 2,000 kilograms of mozzarella, 200 liters of oil and 30 kilograms of fresh basil. The record-breaking snack measured up at exactly 1,853.88 meters, smashing the previous record of 1,595.45 meters set at last year's World Expo in Milan, Italy's food and agriculture board Coldiretti said.
 
All fired up
Members of the emergency services get involved in a rescue training situation at Minsk international airport, Belarus, Thursday, May 19. Rescue services conducted training extinguishing various types of fires, searching for victims, and the emergency removal of the aircraft from the airfield.
 
Ten million people could die every year from 2050 onwards unless sweeping global changes are agreed to tackle increasing resistance to antibiotics, which can turn common ailments into killers, a report warned Thursday.
 
Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked unearths surprise
London's relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city's history -- one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater.
 
The Queen's Speech
Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons gather to hear the Queen's Speech in the Chamber of the House of Lords in the Westminster Palace, London during the official State Opening of Parliament, Wednesday, May 18. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the government's agenda for the coming session.
 
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