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With Both Parties in Turmoil, Britain Weighs a General Election

Ny Europe - 1 hour 36 min ago
A successor to Prime Minister David Cameron might want to seek his or her own mandate from voters after the decision to exit the European Union.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Victims in Istanbul Airport Attack Reflect City’s International Character

Ny Europe - 1 hour 54 min ago
Hours after the bombings, a limited number of flights resumed and workers continued clearing debris and replacing shattered windows at the airport.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

‘Brexit’ Briefing: European Union Meets; Conservatives Aim to Replace David Cameron

Ny Europe - 3 hours 23 min ago
European leaders are gathering, though without Britain, and the country’s two main parties are grappling with leadership changes.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Georgia: Liberal Values Suffer Setback

TOL caucasus - 4 hours 8 min ago
Intolerance appears to have the upper hand in an ongoing food fight in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. From EurasiaNet.
Categories: Caucasus

Op-Ed Columnist: You Break It, You Own It

Ny Europe - 7 hours 12 min ago
The British vote by a narrow majority to leave the European Union is not the end of the world — but it does show us how we can get there.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Op-Ed Columnist: A Bachelor Named Britain, Looking for Love

Ny Europe - 7 hours 12 min ago
The U.K. is due for some serious matchmaking. Albania, anyone?
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site

Ny Europe - 8 hours 40 min ago
In 1944, 80 captive Jews who were being forced to burn bodies at a Nazi extermination site attempted an escape.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

He Fled Syria to Avoid Prison. He Ended Up Living in One Anyway.

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:37
The Netherlands has repurposed prisons to house migrants while their applications are processed, and a stopgap measure has taken on a feeling of actual incarceration.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

A Boot Camp for Broadway’s Starry-Eyed Fledglings

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:24
Part prize ceremony, part bake-off, this year’s National High School Musical Theater Awards were a heady experience for the 62 teenagers who took part.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Attack at Istanbul Airport Leaves More Than 20 Dead

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:07
Officials reported that as many as three suicide bombers struck at Ataturk airport, and that the police fired on suspects in an effort to stop them.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Aftermath of Istanbul Airport Blasts

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:56
Video shared on social media shows the aftermath of two explosions that rocked Istanbul’s main airport on Tuesday.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Op-Ed Contributor: Brexit Takes Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party to the Brink

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:46
A referendum intended to heal a rift among Britain’s Conservatives has produced a catastrophic split in the Labour Party.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

‘Brexit’ Briefing: Jeremy Corbyn, E.U. Reaction and Likelihood of Divorce

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:22
Britain’s political leadership has frayed at the top, and European Union leaders are anxiously responding to British voters’ decision to leave the bloc.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Op-Ed Contributor: Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:16
The rejection of globalization that powered the Brexit movement could happen in the United States. And it may help Donald J. Trump.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

France’s Far Right Sees an Opportunity in ‘Brexit’

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:08
Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader and a presidential candidate, has seized on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to press the case for a referendum in France.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Scotland Pushes Back Against ‘Brexit’

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:05
Scottish leaders say they are voicing their people’s wish to stay in the European Union. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain a part of the bloc despite Britain’s vote to leave.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Listen to ‘The Great Animal Orchestra’

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:03
Bernie Krause has spent decades recording natural soundscapes and wildlife calls. His work is the subject of a new sound-and-light exhibit in Paris.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

An Immigrant’s Contribution to Mount Rushmore Is Recognized, 75 Years Later

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:46
Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian immigrant who settled in New York, was the chief carver of the monument, which the National Park Service recently acknowledged after a long effort by his family.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Loses No-Confidence Vote

Ny Europe - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:38
The decision reflected sharp divisions between the party’s leadership and its grass-roots base after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Georgia Ends Mandatory Military Conscription

TOL caucasus - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:23
Ruling party slams defense chief’s move as pre-election maneuvering.
Categories: Caucasus

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