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Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

The European Union’s traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote.

Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again

The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent’s main human rights body despite its 2014 annexation of the Crimea Peninsula from Ukraine.

Up to 70 migrants drown after their boat sinks off Tunisia

As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 others on the boat were rescued, according to U.N. migration officials and Tunisia’s state news agency.

One by one, D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

One more funeral, one less witness to the world’s worst war. Bernard Dargols lived almost long enough to join the celebrations next month marking 75 years since the D-Day, 75 years since he waded onto Omaha Beach as an American soldier to help liberate France from the Nazis who persecuted his Jewish family.

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with U.S.

The European Union has approved its terms for negotiating a limited trade deal with the United States, setting up a possible showdown with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks.

May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain’s opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.

Avalanche, accidents add snow-related deaths in Europe

Heavy snowfall this week in the Balkans has closed down schools, left some remote villages cut off and disrupted traffic and power supplies in the region, while authorities in Bulgaria said two snowboarders died in an avalanche Friday.

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches.