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‘Last Night in Sweden’

Ny Europe - 2 hours 32 min ago
At a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, President Trump issued a sharp critique of Europe’s refugee policies, ticking off a list of places that have been struck by terrorists. But he also mentioned Sweden, which has not been target of recent terrorist attacks.
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‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation

Ny Europe - 6 hours 50 min ago
The president seemed to be suggesting, falsely, that the Scandinavian country had been attacked by terrorists.
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Geert Wilders, a Dutch Nationalist Politician, Calls Moroccan Immigrants ‘Scum’

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 23:12
Mr. Wilders, the leader of the country’s Party for Freedom, is among several populist politicians in Europe gaining popularity in their countries.
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160,000 in Barcelona Urge Government to Take In More Refugees

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 22:56
Spain has accepted just 1,100 refugees of the more than 17,000 it has pledged to take in.
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Where the Booze Can Kill, and Putin Is Deemed a ‘Good Czar’

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:48
In a remote city’s desperation, where at least 76 people died after drinking a tainted vodka substitute, Russia’s decline writ large.
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Greeks Turn to the Black Market as Another Bailout Showdown Looms

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:24
With taxes rising, many Greeks are closing their books but, as they join a shadow economy, not their businesses.
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In Munich, Pence Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Is ‘Unwavering’

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:45
Vice President Mike Pence offered reassurances Saturday to anxious European leaders, but he also warned that they must spend more on defense.
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Michael Rainey, Boutique Owner in Swinging London, Dies at 76

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:26
Mr. Rainey opened his London boutique, Hung on You, in 1965 and his designs became popular with rock stars like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
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A Push for Diesel Leaves London Gasping Amid Record Pollution

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 01:55
Britain’s efforts to aid the environment have inadvertently led to a spike in an even more insidious form of air pollution than the deadly smog of 1952.
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The Interpreter: In Germany, the Taboo of Patriotism Is Fueling Far Right’s Rise

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:04
Exploiting a rising sense of insecurity, the Alternative for Germany party is pushing identity and nationalism — normally unspoken — as paths to progress.
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Trump Aides Try to Reassure Europe, but Many Are Wary

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 21:58
Key members of Mr. Trump’s cabinet have been scrambling to tell allies that the United States remains a trusted partner.
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Limited to Prewar Music, Bulgarian Station Thrives

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 21:36
A copyright dispute limited Bulgarian National Radio to broadcasting music recorded before 1946. The audience doesn’t seem to mind.
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Can E.U. Shift Migrant Crisis to the Source? In Libya, the Odds Are Long

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 20:34
A plan to provide money and training to the Libyans to keep migrants there has come under scrutiny for being potentially unworkable and inhumane.
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Dateline/Barcelona: In Spain, a Restaurant Reimagines the Famed El Bulli

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 20:20
The chef Albert Adrià’s latest opening aims to be a 2017 update of the acclaimed restaurant where he worked for 23 years.
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Review: Like Nordic Noir? ‘Trapped’ Is Chilly, and Pulls You In

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:52
This mystery series takes place in eastern Iceland, but in some ways — remote setting, small-town police chief — it resembles a western.
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The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:12
Germany has moved to pull the doll, Cayla, off shelves because of an insecure Bluetooth connection that hackers could use to eavesdrop on children who play with it.
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Ecuador’s Election Could Also Decide Julian Assange’s Fate

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:39
The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London years ago, but not all of the candidates wish to continue harboring him.
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Tony Blair Wants U.K. to ‘Rise Up’ and Stay in E.U. But Will Anyone Listen?

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:20
The former prime minister, tarnished by the Iraq war, left allies and adversaries debating whether his intervention would help, or hinder, those who oppose “Brexit.”
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Princess Cristina of Spain Found Not Guilty in Fraud Trial; Husband Is Convicted

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:26
Iñaki Urdangarin, the brother-in-law of King Felipe VI, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for his business dealings.
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A New Crisis Hits Ukraine: Turmoil at the Eurovision Song Contest

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 01:11
The contest, a European institution that is scheduled to take place in Ukraine this year, appears to be in jeopardy after the organizing team quit en masse amid allegations of corruption.
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