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May 12, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II was celebrated across Europe last week with events that included a march in St. Petersburg and a military victory parade in Moscow’s Red Square.

Migrants by the thousands were being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea as officials struggled to contain the flood of people trying to enter Europe in rickety smugglers’ boats.

Negotiations still were going on over Greece’s debt as its finance minister spoke during a business summit in Brussels.

In Turkey, authorities were looking into how to fix a botched restoration that ruined eight ancient mosaics.

A plane crashed in Spain during a test flight, killing four crew and raising questions about the new Airbus A400M cargo plane.

In Burundi, demonstrators dressed like trees protested after the nation’s constitutional court allowed the country’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, to seek a third term.

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