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Belgium declared on Monday that it could not formally back a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada because of an internal Belgian dispute, but the two sides still appeared to be holding out hopes of a summit to sign off on the deal. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told European Council president Donald Tusk that Belgium was not in a position to consent to a deal that all 27 other EU members are ready to support because its French-speaking authorities opposed it. The European Union had given Belgium until late on Monday to overcome that opposition or the EU-Canada summit on Thursday to sign the pact with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be cancelled.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The 15-year-old son of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane pleaded for leniency Monday at sentencing in her perjury and obstruction trial while her former deputies described an office demoralized by her leadership and terrorized by "Nixonian espionage."
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish women gathered Monday in cities across the country to protest a proposal to ban abortions in cases where fetuses are badly damaged or have no chance of survival after birth.