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BRUSSELS (AP) " Nearly two-thirds of Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union in exposing people to the health risks of passive smoking. The European Union's statistical office Eurostat said Wednesday that 64.2 percent of Greeks suffered daily exposure to tobacco smoke indoors. Second in the EU is Croatia with 44.7 percent, followed by Bulgaria with 40.5 percent. At the other end, Sweden best protects its...

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DUBLIN (AP) " A Dublin judge on Wednesday ordered Irish authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to an exiled Russian oligarch, ruling that police had provided no evidence that the funds were illegally gained as...

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MOSCOW (AP) " Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals. The...

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STOCKHOLM (AP) " Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the U.S. economy. Hart, a Harvard professor, told reporters in Stockholm on Wednesday that he doesn't yet see "a...

Updated at 1:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 9:45 a.m. The New York Times is reporting that last week's telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president was the result of six...

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) " Poland's ruling anti-communist party has faced bitter accusations of inconsistency over a prominent role that a communist-era prosecutor has in the party leadership. At the heart of the controversy, ruling Law and...

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ROME (AP) " The Latest on the political crisis in Italy (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says he'll resign now that Parliament has completed approval of the 2017 national budget. Renzi had offered his...

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) " A former soccer coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse after handing himself into the police in Northern Ireland. Jim McCafferty, who was involved in soccer in Scotland and Ireland from the...

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BEIRUT (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian media and an opposition monitoring group say government troops and allied militias have continued to advance in eastern Aleppo, pushing their way...

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Investigators zeroed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies. The death...

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CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) " State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running the man and his family over.

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