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The Interpreter: As Vehicle Attacks Rise, an Ordinary Object Becomes an Instrument of Fear

Ny Europe - 1 hour 50 min ago
A sense of menace becomes part of daily urban life if anything — even something as ubiquitous as a van — can be a weapon.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Political Rage Over Statues? Old News in the Old World

Ny Europe - 3 hours 14 min ago
With its long history and shifting borders, and a bloody century marked by two World Wars, fights over public statues are nothing new in Europe.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Rome Journal: An Old Cinema Tests Rome’s Stance on Gentrification

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:08
A student occupation of a theater in the fashionable Trastevere neighborhood saved it for now, but how long can its demolition be delayed?
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Fatal Terror Attack in Barcelona

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:07
The police reported fatalities and several injuries in the Spanish city after a van jumped the curb in an area popular with tourists. The police are looking for at least one suspect.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Van Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona; Deaths Confirmed

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:48
It was not immediately clear if the crash near Plaza de Cataluña and Las Ramblas in the Spanish city was related to terrorism.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Across the Atlantic, Outrage at Trump — but Little Surprise

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:24
In Britain and elsewhere in Europe, President Trump’s comments on violence in Charlottesville, Va., are being viewed as disgraceful but predictable.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:18
The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

TAP Progress is Music to Albanian Ears

TOL caucasus - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:53
Much-needed investment is flowing into the Balkans but the pipeline still requires additional financing. 
Categories: Caucasus

Eurasian Union Luster Starts to Fade in Armenia

TOL caucasus - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:53
While Russia remains Armenia’s guarantor of security and most important trading partner, resentment over the hugely unequal relationship is growing. From JAMnews. 
Categories: Caucasus

Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:13
The Pakistani-born activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize made the announcement on Twitter.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Heads Up: In Berlin, Singing Karaoke at the Site of a Former ‘Death Strip’

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
In one of the city’s most memorable spectacles, amateur performers unleash their inner rock star where the Berlin Wall once stood.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Trilobites: Trying to Match the Face? Don’t Look at the Hair

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:38
When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by similar hairstyles.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Homeless ‘Hero’ of Manchester Attack Is Accused of Stealing From Victims

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:59
Chris Parker, who rushed to help victims after an attack that killed 22 people in Manchester in May, was charged with two counts of theft.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Switzerland and Germany Unlikely Adversaries in Spy Drama

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:15
German authorities arrest a Swiss man accused of spying on government auditors who penetrated Swiss bank secrecy to identify tax dodgers.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

U.K. Sets Out Goals for an Open Irish Border. Trade Is More Complex.

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:19
Britain has vowed to keep an open frontier but remains vague about how to accomplish that while exiting the European Union’s single market and customs union.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Russian Ex-Minister Accuses Putin Ally of Framing Him

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:14
Aleksei V. Ulyukayev, who is accused of taking $2 million in bribes, says he was set up in retaliation for his opposition to the sale of a company to the state oil giant Rosneft.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Theresa May Sharpens Her Response to Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:04
Britain’s prime minister has appeared reluctant to criticize the American president and seemed to tread carefully again after the violence in Virginia.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:22
The alliance, which also includes Intel and Mobileye, could help Fiat Chrysler catch up in new technologies and fend off competitors from Silicon Valley.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Akzo Nobel Ends Feud With Elliott Management

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:32
The Dutch paint and chemicals company had been sparring with the hedge fund about a takeover offer and about replacing top executives.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

Ny Europe - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:15
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia


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