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French court sentences `horror dentist' who was extradited from Canada

NEVERS, France — A French court has found a man dubbed the "horror dentist" guilty of assault and fraud and sentenced him to eight years in prison.

Dutch dentist Jacobus Van Nierop had fled to Canada in late 2013. He was arrested in New Brunswick in 2014 and then ordered extradited. READ

Memories painful on Chornobyl's 30th anniversary

As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful memories. READ

Jury: 96 fans 'unlawfully killed' in Hillsborough disaster

The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death in overcrowded sections at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 were "unlawfully killed" in a disaster caused by police actions, a jury concluded Tuesday. READ

Hillary Clinton suggests she'd replicate Canada's gender-balanced cabinet

Justin Trudeau's gender-equal cabinet could soon be replicated in the United States, depending on the outcome of the current American election. READ

Donald Trump to celebrities threatening to immigrate to Canada: Go

Donald Trump has a message for some of the celebrities musing about leaving for Canada if he's elected president: Don't let the door hit you on the way out. READ

Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian

The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed and also ensure the safety of the remaining captives. READ

Canada 'does not and will not' pay ransom to terrorists, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making it clear that Canada "does not and will not" pay ransom to terrorists. READ

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

Afghanistan's president on Monday called on Pakistan to battle the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks. READ

Pot operations found in homes where 8 died

Marijuana growing operations were discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials said eight family members were killed in a "pre-planned execution," raising more questions as authorities scrambled to find a suspect or suspects in the slayings in a rural southern Ohio community. READ

Cruz, Kasich strategies align with goal of beating Trump

In an extraordinary move, Donald Trump's Republican rivals late Sunday announced plans to co-ordinate primary strategies in upcoming states to deprive the GOP front-runner of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. READ

Liberals grapple with how to return to a new era of UN peacekeeping

They had come to reinvent the wheel — one their Canadian predecessors had played a significant role in shaping some six decades earlier. READ

PM Trudeau condemns "cold-blooded murder" of Canadian hostage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Monday the "cold-blooded murder" of a Canadian beheaded by terrorists in the Philippines after being held hostage for seven months. READ

Trump presses Republican leaders to embrace him

Donald Trump's chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways. READ

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US

President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting Iran and other security threats. Yet he failed to win the commitments he sought to boost economic aid to Iraq. READ

2 men describe surviving big migrant shipwreck last week

Two men who were among 41 people picked up over the weekend from a boat found adrift in the Mediterranean Sea described on Thursday surviving what they say was a shipwreck that might have killed up to 500 people. READ

Flood of tributes for Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

Fate unexpectedly made her queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon. READ

Prince, pop superstar, found dead at his home

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. READ

Syria's warring parties spar over collapsing cease-fire

The head of Syria's government delegation at the Geneva talks lashed out on Wednesday at the country's Western- and Saudi-backed opposition, calling them "politically immature" and saying their walkout from the negotiations removes a "major obstacle" to finding a political solution to the conflict. READ

Norwegian court: Mass killer Breivik's rights were violated

Norwegian authorities have violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik by holding him in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise, a court in Oslo ruled Wednesday. READ

Up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck last week

Up to 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea last week, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, citing the accounts of survivors. READ

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