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France adopts law criminalising sex with children aged under 15
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Russian parliament passes law that could keep Putin in office to 2036
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Turkey slams Dutch bid to recognise massacre of Armenians as genocide
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Germany charges man with passing Bundestag floor plans to Russia
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