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Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban

Ny Europe - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:51
An impassioned speech by Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin takes Ireland a step closer to relaxing its blanket prohibition on abortion.
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Boris Johnson Suggests Building a Bridge From U.K. to France

Ny Europe - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:23
The British and French governments had tepid reactions to the latest in a string of grand plans from the foreign secretary, who campaigned for Brexit.
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A New Coalition With Merkel? Not So Fast

Ny Europe - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:02
The Social Democratic Party votes on Sunday on whether to pursue a new government. A refusal could send Germans back to the polls and usher in months more uncertainty.
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Europe Edition: Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, Pope Francis: Your Friday Briefing

Ny Europe - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:48
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Police Bust a Chinese Mafia in the Country That Invented the Term

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:32
The crime ring was said to control movement of Chinese products in Europe out of the Tuscan city of Prato.
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Peter Mayle, Who Wrote of ‘A Year in Provence,’ Is Dead at 78

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:34
Mr. Mayle, an Englishman, spawned a genre in 1989 with his travel memoir about renovating a house in Southern France.
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Crude, Yes, but Not Like Weinstein: French Man Sues MeToo Accuser

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:32
Sandra Muller started #BalanceTonPorc, or #ExposeYourPig, when she recounted salacious advances made by a former TV executive. He has acknowledged the comments but denies harassing her.
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Rising Oil Prices Buoy Russia’s Economy, Despite Sanctions

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:29
Rising global oil prices, which hit a three-year peak last week above $70 a barrel, are brightening Russia’s once gloomy outlook.
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U.K. Asks, Who Pays to Prevent Another Grenfell Tragedy?

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:09
Many apartment blocks have flammable exteriors like Grenfell’s that must be replaced. Some owners say it is not their problem.
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Philippe Jaroussky réussira-t-il à ouvrir la musique classique à la diversité?

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:52
Avec son académie musicale, le contre-ténor français espère ouvrir la musique classique à des milieux plus jeunes et plus divers, à la fois sur scène et dans le public.
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Can Philippe Jaroussky Help Fix Classical Music’s Diversity Problem?

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:49
The French countertenor hopes his music academy will attract a younger and more diverse crowd to the stage as well as to audiences.
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Britain and France Discuss Deals to Limit Brexit Fallout

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:38
Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May were looking to reinforce cooperation on defense, security and cultural matters. But Anglo-French ties will soon be tested.
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Emirates Offers A380 a Lifeline, Signing $16 Billion Deal With Airbus

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:33
The European manufacturer had said it might end production of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, but the new order secures the plane’s immediate future.
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Prague Journal: One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:25
The Astronomical Clock in Prague has been taken apart for maintenance. The city’s clock master has until August to finish restoring it.
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Europe Edition: Angela Merkel, Brexit, Winter Olympics: Your Thursday Briefing

Ny Europe - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:13
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

Ny Europe - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:49
A deadly stabbing in a small German town has become Exhibit A for those arguing that Germany’s migration policy has increased the risk of violent crime.
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Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote

Ny Europe - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:50
The company said its previous investigation had been too narrow, centering on accounts already identified by American intelligence agencies.
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Gualtiero Marchesi, Renowned (and Feisty) Chef, Dies at 87

Ny Europe - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:28
His Milan restaurant became the first in Italy to receive a Michelin guide’s three stars, but later, feeling slighted, he repudiated rating systems.
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Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

Ny Europe - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:16
One internet user called the dark days in the Russian capital “Hillary’s revenge.”
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U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

Ny Europe - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:53
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
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