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British Party That Backed ‘Brexit’ Loses Only Member of Parliament

Ny Europe - 1 hour 40 min ago
Douglas Carswell quit the United Kingdom Independence Party, a move that could signal its end, after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
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E.U. Leaders Sign Rome Declaration and Proclaim a ‘Common Future’ (Minus Britain)

Ny Europe - 5 hours 57 min ago
The 27 leaders marked the 60th anniversary of the European Union’s founding treaties in Rome as Britain prepares to become the first country to leave the bloc.
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Alone in the Wild for a Year, TV Contestants Learn Their Show Was Canceled

Ny Europe - 14 hours 14 min ago
Entrants in the reality television series “Eden” emerged from the Scottish wilderness, only to learn the show stopped broadcasting last summer.
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Bizarre Stunt at Auschwitz: Group Kills a Sheep, Then Strips

Ny Europe - 17 hours 52 min ago
A group of young people at the memorial stripped naked, slaughtered a sheep and chained themselves together. The police are trying to figure out why.
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Russian Agent Killed Lawmaker in Kiev, Ukraine Officials Say

Ny Europe - 18 hours 17 min ago
A 28-year-old Russian was the triggerman in the death of Denis N. Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker, officials say.
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Big Ben Still Tolled

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 23:28
A London native who sped by motorcycle to cover the terrorist attack at Parliament recounts the mix of emotions it evoked.
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On Eve of E.U. Anniversary, Pope Warns of Bloc’s Fragility

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 22:16
Meeting with 27 of the bloc’s leaders, Pope Francis offered a blessing for the Continent but cautioned about the forces of populism and extremism.
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E.U. Is Turning 60 and Searching for Something to Celebrate

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 21:41
As European Union leaders, minus Britain, go to Rome to celebrate 60 years, the bloc is divided and divergent, anxious that it represents the past.
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A Nobel Laureate Takes On Trump in Her Latest Play

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:18
Excerpts from Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road: The Burgher King,” a work inspired by the president, will be presented in New York on Monday.
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Grieving Father of Germanwings Co-Pilot Tries to Clear Son’s Name

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:08
Günter Lubitz insisted his son Andreas was not depressed two years ago when his plane smashed into a mountain, killing all 150 aboard.
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The London Attacker: What We Know

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:26
Khalid Masood is the man identified as the attacker who killed four people near British Parliament on Wednesday. This is what we know about the still-emerging details of his life.
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Marine Le Pen of France Meets With Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:12
Ms. Le Pen’s presidential campaign platform advocates closer ties with Mr. Putin, friendliness toward President Trump and rejection of the European Union.
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London Police Say Parliament Attacker’s Birth Name Was Adrian Russell Ajao

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:10
The 52-year-old assailant, who also went by Khalid Masood, was born in Kent, in southeastern England, the authorities said.
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Social Media Sleuths Fail Again: The London Attacker Who Wasn’t

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:23
On the dark side of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia, individuals’ misconceptions and outright falsehoods can overrun basic facts.
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Syrians in Turkey: The Human Smuggler and the Young Refugee

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:03
Since 2015, migration between Turkey and Greece has fallen sharply, and a smuggler says he has left the business. Homeless in Turkey, a Syrian refugee boy must continue to roam for work.
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Anatoly S. Chernyaev, Key Aide and Gorbachev’s ‘Alter Ego,’ Dies at 95

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 02:47
Mr. Chernyaev, who advised Mikhail S. Gorbachev on foreign and domestic affairs, played a central role in Mr. Gorbachev’s attempt to liberalize and modernize the Soviet Union.
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London Honors Attack Victims

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:42
Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade, Kurt Cochran — an American citizen — and an unidentified 75-year-old man died in Wednesday's terrorist attack in London.
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Fátima Siblings Near Sainthood as Pope Francis Approves Miracle

Ny Europe - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:15
The pope officially recognized a miracle linked to a young brother and sister who said, 100 years ago, that the Virgin Mary had appeared to them in Portugal.
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London Attack Echoes, Faintly, in a Europe Anxious but Inured

Ny Europe - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:26
With France, Germany and possibly Italy going to the polls, analysts have long wondered whether an act of terrorism could jolt electoral dynamics.
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Trilobites: How Comet 67P’s Face Changed During Its Trip Around the Sun

Ny Europe - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:41
During the two years that the Rosetta spacecraft stalked the comet, it observed cliffs that collapsed, boulders that moved and eruptions of dust and gas.
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