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What’s a House Without a Balcony?

TOL caucasus - 2 hours 30 min ago
A town in southern Armenia is determined to preserve its architectural heritage, including a peculiarity once fashionable in the 19th century. From Jamnews.
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7 of Our Best ‘Brexit’ Pieces, a Year After the Vote

Ny Europe - 3 hours 1 min ago
Before the referendum and over the past year, we’ve delved into questions of identity, economics, finance and politics surrounding “Brexit.” Read seven of our favorites.
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London Fire Could Result in Manslaughter Charges, U.K. Police Say

Ny Europe - 5 hours 27 min ago
The authorities said that the blaze at Grenfell Tower had begun with a faulty refrigerator, and that the building’s cladding and insulation had failed investigators’ safety tests.
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Johnny Depp, Courting Outrage, Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination

Ny Europe - 7 hours 42 min ago
“It’s been a while and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
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Allied Irish Banks Valued at $13.3 Billion in I.P.O.

Ny Europe - 9 hours 29 min ago
The sale of a 25 percent stake in Ireland’s largest commercial and retail lender came nearly seven years after it was nationalized by the Irish government.
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U.N. Asks International Court to Weigh In on Britain-Mauritius Dispute

Ny Europe - 18 hours 1 min ago
In a blow to Britain, the General Assembly voted to refer London’s territorial dispute with a former colony to the International Court of Justice.
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May Offers Plan for Europeans to Stay in Britain After Brexit

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:46
Prime Minister Theresa May promised citizens of other European Union countries “as much certainty as possible” after Britain withdraws from the bloc.
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Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:56
The grim fates of two Senegalese brothers match those of a growing number of young African men who are determined to reach Europe — or die trying.
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Who Wants to be King? No One, Prince Harry Says

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:02
The 32-year old prince said in an interview with Newsweek that members of the royal family would be fulfilling their duties, rather than their desires, as Queen Elizabeth’s successors.
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Church of England ‘Colluded’ With Bishop to Hide Sex Abuse, Report Says

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:01
A new report accuses a former archbishop of Canterbury of helping a former bishop, Peter Ball, cover up his assaults on young men and boys over a 15-year period.
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Wheels: BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:17
European carmakers and suppliers are trying to build the computing capacity they will need as vehicles digitize and become driverless.
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No Swimming! Rome Braces for Summer of Tourists at Its Fountains

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:40
Already this year, stiff fines have failed to stop fountain-bathing in warm weather, and now the police who protect the Trevi Fountain, backed by a strict ordinance, have more officers on duty.
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Europe Dismantles Ukraine’s ‘Paper Curtain’

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:47
By waiving visa requirements, European countries opened the door to 45 million potential vacationers, though few Ukrainians can afford to travel abroad.
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Makram Ali Died of Injuries in Attack Near London Mosque, Police Say

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:11
The 51-year-old father of six died when a van crashed into a crowd of Muslims after Ramadan prayers early on June 19.
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Hundreds of U.K. High Rises Use Cladding Blamed in London Fire

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:51
Material similar to the kind used on Grenfell Tower, which was incinerated on June 14, has been found in several buildings, though not all pose an immediate safety risk.
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An Olio of European Union Rules, Leading to Food Fights

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:16
The bloc’s regulations protecting consumers and preserving distinctive culinary cultures often create tension, sometimes even with the United States.
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French Point Guard Frank Ntilikina Actually Likes the Knicks

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:46
A presumptive lottery pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft even had kind words for Phil Jackson, the team’s embattled president.
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On Soccer: Ronaldo, Under Fire, Strikes Quickly Before Slipping Away

Ny Europe - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:24
A goal, a win in the Confederations Cup and then a news conference — with no questions — as one of the world’s best players faces accusations about tax evasion.
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Some London Fire Survivors Will Be Housed in a Luxury Complex

Ny Europe - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:29
It was the government’s biggest financial commitment so far to house families displaced by the Grenfell Tower blaze.
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Arsonists May Be Behind Fatal Portugal Blaze, Firefighters’ Group Says

Ny Europe - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:24
The suspicion contradicts a police assessment that said the disaster was a result of lightning strikes and is likely to fuel calls for a wider investigation.
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