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Probe of how stolen Nazi camp gate ended up in Norway could be tough

The iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") is displayed Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, after being found earlier this week by police in Bergen, Norway.

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday.

Sunday referendum could topple Italy's prime minister

In Florence, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urged Italians to vote in favor of a constitutional referendum in Sunday’s election.


The Latest: Candidate: Austria vote has import beyond nation

The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):


Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

Italians vote Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy becomes the next country to reject the political status quo.


Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is confident that President-elect Donald Trump will soon realize the level of responsibility his job entails.


Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

The Iraqi government on Sunday sent truckloads of food, heating oil and drinking water to residents of areas retaken from the Islamic State group in and around the northern city of Mosul as more civilians streamed out of the city amid intense fighting between the militants and troops.


Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery

A French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 says he is still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional pain of his loss.


UK foreign secretary downplays EU payment suggestions

Britain's foreign secretary has dismissed suggestions that London would be willing to pay into European Union coffers following an exit from the bloc, describing the idea as speculation.


Suspected warlord killed in Russia's Dagestan

A warlord suspected to be behind multiple attacks in the North Caucasus and four of his accomplices have been killed in a police operation in Dagestan, local police said Sunday.


Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrated a prominent new church Sunday near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol of President Vladimir Putin's influence in Europe.


Uzbekistan votes in first election since Karimov's death

Voters are casting ballots on Sunday in Uzbekistan's tightly controlled presidential election, the first vote since the death of authoritarian leader Islam Karimov who ruled the country for 27 years.


Indian, Afghan leaders urge end to terror support

The leaders of India and Afghanistan on Sunday urged countries in their region to stop supporting armed militants.


German finance minister holds out against Greek debt cut

Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts.


Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province.


Body parts found after Indonesian plane with 13 disappears

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed the previous day.


The Latest: Renzi votes in Italy with future on the line

The Latest on Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local):


Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tightened his hold on Fatah and shut out a key rival, according to unofficial results Sunday of leadership elections in the movement which has dominated West Bank politics for decades.


Syrian army tells rebels in eastern Aleppo: leave or die

Syria's army says it is offering rebel fighters in besieged eastern Aleppo an opportunity to leave the city with their lives.


3 women dead in Finland shooting in southeastern town

A gunman killed three women in an apparent random shooting in a nightlife district in a small town in southeastern Finland, police said Sunday. A 23-year-old local man has been detained.