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What's happening in Europe on Monday:

+ Cosmonauts return Olympic torch after spacewalk

MOSCOW: A Soyuz capsule returns from the International Space Station at 0250 GMT carrying three crew and the Olympic torch two cosmonauts took for a spacewalk three months ahead of the Sochi Winter Games. Picture (RUSSIA-ISS-SPACE-OLY-2014)

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THE HAGUE: The International Court of Justice hands down ruling in dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over land around the ancient Preah Vihear temple, a flashpoint of nationalist tensions. From 0900 GMT. Picture. Video (CAMBODIA-THAILAND-ICJ-JUSTICE)

LONDON: The families of 30 Greenpeace activists and journalists arrested by Russian forces over a protest in the Arctic meet Foreign Office minister David Lidington at the Foreign Office before holding a press conference. 1600 GMT. Picture. (BRITAIN-RUSSIA-ENVIRONMENT-ENERGY-OIL-PROTEST)

CHELMSFORD, United Kingdom: Provisional start for trial of Tayyab Subhani and Mohammed Safdar, who are charged with endangering an aircraft in relation to an incident in which a Pakistan International Airways flight from Lahore was diverted to Stansted after alleged threats to the crew and passengers. Picture (BRITAIN-PAKISTAN-AVIATION-INCIDENT-COURT)

LONDON: World premiere the new "Hunger Games" instalment "Catching Fire" with its stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth expected to attend. 1730 GMT. Picture. Video (ENTERTAINMENT-BRITAIN-FILM)

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia's parliament begins a four-day session on 2014/2015 budgets and a controversial real-estate tax. Vote on the budget and a confidence vote for Alenka Bratusek's centre-left government to take place Thursday. Picture (SLOVENIA-ECONOMY-FINANCE-DEBT-GOVERNMENT)

BUCHAREST: A Romanian parliamentary committee expected to vote on controversial draft law clearing the way for a Canadian gold mine at Rosia Montana. (ROMANIA-CANADA-MINE-ENVIRONMENT-POLITICS)

BRUSSELS: European budget ministers meet from 0900 GMT in a bid to reach an agreement with the European Parliament for the EU budget plan in 2014 and the corrective 2013 budget. (EU-BUDGET)

-- Return to negotiations over the free trade agreement between the EU and United States (to Friday). Talks were adjourned due to the budget crisis in Washington. (EU-US-TRADE)

YPRES, Belgium: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attends a ceremony at Last Post in Ypres at 1330 GMT to pay hommage to the soldiers who died in the First World War from Britain, France, Belgium and other countries. Picture (BRITAIN-HISTORY-WAR-WWI-CENTENARY-BELGIUM)

-- SPORTS --

LONDON: Last meeting of the season at the ATP World Tour Finals with world number one Rafael Nadal in the final against the winner of the surprise semi-final clash between Novak Djokovic and Sweden's Stanislas Wawrinka. Picture (TENNIS-ATPFINALS-)

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