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European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank had decided to launch a top-to-bottom review of how it steers the economy for 342 million people in the 19 countries that use the Europe.
Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY, Australia — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.
Trial highlights: Democrats roll out case as senators fidget

Trial highlights: Democrats roll out case as senators fidget

WASHINGTON — House prosecutors faced fidgeting senators as they rolled out their case against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the trial's previous session having lasted a fatigue-inducing 13 hours.
Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia; 10 rescued, 9 missing

Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia; 10 rescued, 9 missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A boat carrying 20 Indonesian migrant workers sank on its way to Malaysia, and rescuers have found 10 survivors and were searching Thursday for nine missing. One body was recovered, officials said.
Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

BERLIN — No joke: Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you'd need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you. State-owned Swissmint said Thursday that the 2.96-millimeter (0.
Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

BERLIN — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism.
Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

BEIRUT — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighbouring Iraq, but the U.S.

Nevada man sentenced for trafficking in endangered species

RENO, Nev.

School headmaster charged in fatal gold robbery in Thailand

BANGKOK — An elementary school headmaster said Thursday he planned a gold shop robbery in Thailand due to personal and financial problems and apologized to the families of the three people who were killed.
Impeachment trial not ready for broadcast prime time

Impeachment trial not ready for broadcast prime time

NEW YORK — The first night of arguments in favour of President Donald Trump's impeachment before the U.S. Senate was judged not ready for prime time by many of the nation's television executives.