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BMW to build new €1 billion plant in Hungary

German automaker BMW says it will build a plant in eastern Hungary to manufacture up to 150,000 conventional and electric cars a year on a single production line. BMW said Tuesday that the plant near the city of Debrecen will cost around 1...
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At least 15 killed as gunmen attack Afghan government building

At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad when gunmen stormed a government building, trapping dozens inside after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate, officials and witnesses said. The...
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Corruption, non-transparency remain key issues for investors in Albania – US State Dept.

Foreign investors cite corruption, particularly in the judiciary, a lack of transparency in public procurement, and poor enforcement of contracts as continuing problems in Albania, said the US Department of State, SeeNews reports. “The implementation...
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EU unemployment steady in June but down year-on-year

European unemployment remained stable in June when compared to May, though is down on an annual basis, RTE reports. Figures from statistics agency Eurostat put the unemployment rate in the euro zone at 8.3% in June, compared to 9% in the same...
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Athens pays respect to wildfire victims

Dozens of people gathered on Syntagma square in Athens on Monday night to commemorate the victims of the devastating blaze in the east coast of Attica that killed 91 people and injured scores exactly a week ago. The vigil had been organized...
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German FM: Membership for Western Balkans in EU’s interest

Germany’s foreign minister says it’s in the European Union’s “strategic interest” to expand in the Western Balkans because otherwise China and Russia will gain regional influence instead. Heiko Maas said Monday...
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EU observers offer mixed picture of first Zimbabwe vote since Mugabe exit

Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in...
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India asks 4 million to prove their nationality in northeast

India has released a final draft of a list of its citizens in the northeastern state of Assam, leaving some 4 million people on edge to prove their Indian nationality, The Associated Press reports. India says hundreds of thousands of people...
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Northern California fire leaves 6 dead as officials worry high winds could flame blaze

A sixth person was found dead on Sunday in the North California Carr fire that authorities say has grown to just under 90,000 acres, AP reports. The wildfire, which exploded Thursday, has taken six lives, including two firefighters, a woman...
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Pcolli: No one in Kosovo even thinks about partition

Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli says the partition of Kosovo and exchange of territories with Serbia would trample the country’s sovereignty and no one in Kosovo even thinks about that debate, MIA reports from Prishtina. Pacolli told...