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Titanic Letter Sells for Record Price at Auction in England

Ny Europe - 4 hours 49 min ago
A collector paid £126,000 for a note from an American passenger to his mother that describes the ill-fated ocean liner as a “giant” ship fitted up like a palatial hotel.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Monteroduni Journal: Hundreds of Italy’s Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.

Ny Europe - 7 hours 33 min ago
The country’s 60,000 churches are a treasure trove of masterpieces and artifacts. Protecting them from theft while keeping them open to the public is no easy task.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Brutal Killing of Journalist Exposes ‘Something Darker’ in Malta

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:50
Daphne Caruana Galizia enraged dozens of powerful people with investigations that exposed corruption. Virtually nobody expects her killing to be solved.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Czech Election Won by Anti-Establishment Party Led by Billionaire

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:32
Andrej Babis, the billionaire leader of an anti-establishment party, is expected to become prime minister of the Czech Republic after mainstream parties fall short.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Prime Minister Announces Spain Will Remove Catalonia’s Leader

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:16
Mariano Rajoy of Spain announced that he would seek to remove the leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, from office, after separatist drive.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Fine Arts & Exhibits: Need a Good Laugh? Check Out Some 17th-Century Dutch Art

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:00
An exhibit at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, will show that many paintings from the Dutch Golden Age “have a joke as their very core.”
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Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:00
Gabrielle Deydier’s plaintive account and sociological study exposes the many ways the obese face censure and insensitivity.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

In Russia, a Bribery Case Lifts the Veil on Kremlin Intrigue

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:04
A former economy minister insists he knew nothing of $2 million in cash stuffed in a gift bag for him, along with a basket of wild boar sausages and wine.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Malta in an Uproar Over Killing of an Investigative Journalist

Ny Europe - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:50
Daphne Caruana Galizia, who uncovered nepotism and corruption in Malta and was killed in a car bombing on Monday, had many enemies.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

U.S.-Turkey Visa Standoff Disrupts Business and Tourism

Ny Europe - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:23
As the diplomatic dispute lingers, Turks and Americans are struggling with the effects, and the United States is demanding protection for its consular staff.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia

Ny Europe - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:21
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds a cabinet meeting Saturday to decide on emergency measures for the independence-minded region.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Spain’s Opposition Backs Effort to Suspend Catalan Autonomy

Ny Europe - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:26
The main opposition party confirmed on Friday that it would support measures to dissolve the Catalonian Parliament in order to head off secession.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

BMW Headquarters Is Raided in Collusion Inquiry

Ny Europe - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:50
The raid by the European Commission is a sign that an antitrust investigation involving German automakers may be intensifying.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Theresa May Wants Brexit Trade Talks. The E.U. Wants More Money.

Ny Europe - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:44
The stalemate over Britain’s departure remains, but some European leaders hinted this week that negotiations on future relations might begin in December.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Barcelona: A Global City in the Eye of a Separatist Storm

Ny Europe - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:12
The question of Catalan independence has proved a more complex question for those in Barcelona than for Catalans living outside the regional capital.
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Suspecting Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote, Lawmaker Seeks Inquiry

Ny Europe - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:19
The Labour minister, Ben Bradshaw, points to new reports that question whether a major donor could have afforded the millions he gave to the campaign.
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Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

Ny Europe - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:13
Ms. Darrieux’s career of sophisticated roles spanned indelible incarnations as ingénue, coquette, femme fatale and grande dame.
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Burqa Bans: Which Countries Outlaw Face Coverings?

Ny Europe - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:56
Austria. France. Part of Canada. More regions are considering or adopting laws that restrict such garments in public.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Sevastopol Journal: Crimean Winemakers Look to Shed the Rot Gut Label

Ny Europe - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:33
Pioneer boutique winemakers around Sevastopol are seeking to convince Russian consumers that quality wine does not have to come from France.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris

Ny Europe - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:49
Pyotr Pavlensky was pictured on social media standing in front of flames at a Banque de France building on the Place de la Bastille.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia


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