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PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of rape in a Washington hotel by former IMF chief and one-time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced 12 Christians to life in prison and acquitted eight Muslims on Monday in a case set off by religious tensions in the country's south.
SANT'AGOSTINO DI FERRARA, Italy (AP) — Cheese producer Oriano Caretti woke up to the shaking earth, and then to the roar of some 30,000 39-kilogram (86-pound) wheels of Parmesan cheese crashing to the ground in the warehouse next to his home.
LONDON (AP) — British police will deploy around 12,500 officers to protect the Olympic Games after facing strong criticism for their lack of manpower and slow response to last year's U.K. riots.
CANNES, France (AP) — Roman Polanski returned to the Cannes Film Festival, where he presented a short film sponsored by Prada.
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Monti on Monday embraced the grieving father of a 16-year-old girl who was killed by a bomb blast outside her school in southern Italy.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A new Algerian opposition front of 14 small political parties has announced it will boycott the new parliament, calling its election fraudulent.
HAVANA (AP) — It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation and boost web capacity 3,000-fold. Even a retired Fidel Castro had hailed the dawn of a new cyber-age on the island.
GARDABANI, Georgia (AP) — Pilgrims to one of former Soviet Georgia's most renowned monasteries, part of which lies in Azerbaijan, are again able to visit the entire complex after an agreement between two countries.
DUBLIN (AP) — The widow of a Northern Ireland policeman killed by Irish Republican Army die-hards condemned the length of prison sentences imposed Monday on his murderers, saying they were too short to deter more attacks by IRA factions.