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  • In this Feb. 5, 2009 file photo, Bernard Arnault. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Paris-based luxury goods empire, presents the group's 2008 results in Paris.

    France's richest man, Bernard Arnault — the CEO of luxury giant LVMH, which includes Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton — has confirmed reports that he is seeking Belgian citizenship.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Poul Thomsen arrives for a meeting between Greece's Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and the debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, known as the troika at Greece's Finance ministry in Athens, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

    Antonis Samaras' met with officials from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • A memorial to the victims of Katyn, the Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish officers in 1940, in Warsaw, Poland pictured on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    Documents released Monday lend weight to the belief that high-level suppression helped hide Soviet guilt.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • A masked spectator watches the concert organized to support jailed Pussy Riot musicians in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

    A St. Petersburg music festival supporting jailed members of Pussy Riot went forward despite official pressure.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • Ukrainian poet Dmytro Pavlychko, foreground center, passes by a poster depicting Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko through prison bars on a TV screen during a rally in support of independent TVi channel in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

    About 1,500 people gathered on Saturday in support of the TVi channel and freedom of speech in Ukraine, ahead of parliamentary elections in October.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • The far-right gunman has stuck to his decision not to appeal a terror conviction and prison sentence for bomb and shooting attacks that killed 77 people.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • Azerbaijani military officer Ramil Safarov, center, walks in Martyrs' Alley, national memorial in the Azerbaijan's capital Baku, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

    Last week's pardon of Ramil Safarov has aggravated tensions between the two countries and raised concerns about resumption of fighting over a separatist region of Azerbaijan.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • A social worker in a poor Roma settlement watches Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's video message on Facebook in Tiszavasvari, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest September 6, 2012.

    Viktor Orban said Thursday in a brief video message on his official Facebook page that Hungary could not accept conditions - such as pension cuts, the elimination of a bank tax, and fewer public employees - attached to a loan.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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