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Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis

PALERMO, Italy - As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

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Greece's Varoufakis warns of Grexit contagion

MADRID - Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that if Greece were to leave the euro zone, there would be an inevitable contagion effect.

Greece 5:47pm EDT

Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around oil-rich city of Kirkuk

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish authorities said their forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State militants from an 84 square kilometer (32 sq mile) area in northern Iraq over the weekend, widening a buffer around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Iraq 4:31pm EDT

Millionaire businessman wins Finland vote, euroskeptics take second place

HELSINKI - A millionaire former telecoms executive touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from economic slump won Sunday's parliamentary election, but he will likely need coalition support from a second-placed euroskeptic party critical of any more Greek bailouts.

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Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

WARSAW - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

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Chinese president to launch economic corridor link in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Chinese president Xi Jinping is due in Pakistan on Monday where he will launch $46 billion in projects linking the old allies, a figure that far exceeds U.S. spending in Pakistan and underscores China's projection of power in Asia.

China 5:34pm EDT

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