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Reporting on People Who ‘Don’t Exist’

Ny Europe - 3 hours 22 min ago
“I see flies, I see mosquitoes,” said a Chechen woman who represents the local government on human rights matters, “but I have never seen a gay man.”
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Land Mine Kills American on Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

Ny Europe - 3 hours 50 min ago
Two other civilian monitors with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were injured when their patrol vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk.
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Le Pen and Macron Supporters Ecstatic

Ny Europe - 5 hours 16 min ago
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, a centrist and a far-right candidate, were set to advance after the first round of elections in France. Though their supporters celebrated, some acknowledged that the election had not been won yet. The run-off will be on May 7.
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Marine Le Pen Speaks to Supporters

Ny Europe - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:01
The far-right National Front candidate said she had "the immense responsibility to defend the French nation" after she appeared set to advance to a runoff vote in the presidential election.
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Security Council Diplomats to Have Lunch With Trump

Ny Europe - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:54
Halibut, cheese soufflé and pineapple brioche pudding are on the menu for the president’s meeting with an eclectic mix of America’s friends, rivals and skeptics.
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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Are Poised to Advance in French Election

Ny Europe - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:53
Mr. Macron, a political novice, and Ms. Le Pen, a far-right firebrand, appeared headed toward a runoff vote next month after voters rejected the mainstream parties.
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The French Election: What to Watch For

Ny Europe - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:03
Voters have to choose from 11 candidates, with the four leading ones so close in the polls that it is too risky to predict the outcome.
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Icelanders Seek to Keep Their Language Alive and Out of ‘the Latin Bin’

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 21:25
The Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English.
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As the French Go to the Polls, Uncertainty Is the Only Sure Bet

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:17
The presidential election on Sunday is one of the most consequential in recent times — not just for France, but for Europe — and one of the most unpredictable, too.
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Old, Ill and Ordered Deported From Denmark to Afghanistan

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:35
A woman with dementia has been ordered to leave her family and return to her native country, reflecting Europe’s growing anti-immigrant sentiment.
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The Interpreter: How Terrorism Can Alter Elections

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:34
The French presidential election is taking place in the shadow of a recent attack. Research shows that the effect of terrorism on voting is profound but complex.
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‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:14
Turkish denials have long rested on the lack of documentary evidence. But a researcher says he has found a crucial telegram about the World War I-era atrocity.
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A French Campaign Waged Online Adds a Wild Card to the Election

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:43
With his understanding of the web, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has extended the reach of his message and drawn the support of a new generation of online commentators.
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VW Moves Beyond Criminal Case, but Not Without a Scolding

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:53
Imposing $4.3 billion in penalties for cheating on diesel emissions, a federal judge assailed Volkswagen for “corporate greed.”
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I.M.F. Torn Over Whether to Bail Out Greece Once Again

Ny Europe - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:00
The Trump administration appears to have little appetite for another European economic relief project. And calls are growing for Europe to help.
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Five Who Want to Lead France

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 22:46
Months of campaigning culminate in the first round of the French presidential election on April 23. In 360, join the campaign rallies of five of the candidates.
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France Poses Biggest Test Yet for Nationalist Ideas Like Trump’s

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:46
The French election is the latest European vote in which a far-right party has a shot at gaining power, though a win has yet to materialize.
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Britain Poised to Go Full Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:31
For the first time since the industrial revolution, Britain expects to go 24 hours without using coal to generate electricity, and expects to end all such use by 2025.
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Xavier Jugelé, 37, Paris Police Officer Who Championed Gay Rights

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:59
Officer Jugelé was gunned down on Thursday evening on the Champs-Élysées, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State. He joined the city force in 2010.
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‘They Starve You. They Shock You’: Inside the Anti-Gay Pogrom in Chechnya

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:55
Using classic K.G.B. tactics, security officers lured gay men into traps and tortured them into giving up the identities of others like them.
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