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Irish Leaders Make Deal to Form New Government

Ny Europe - 12 hours 44 min ago
The agreement, which follows an inconclusive election and two months of political deadlock, is likely to result in the re-election of Edna Kenny as prime minister.
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Former Auschwitz Guard Apologizes at Trial in Germany

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 22:43
The 94-year-old defendant, Reinhold Hanning, told a German court he was “ashamed I witnessed injustice and allowed it to continue” while serving at the Nazi death camp.
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Joe Biden Speaks About Faith and Curing Cancer at the Vatican

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:46
The vice president’s attendance at a Vatican-sponsored conference on regenerative medicine was a confluence of his embrace of science and faith.
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The Professor Has a Daring Past

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:53
Justus Rosenberg, 95 and still teaching at Bard, worked on a secret team to help intellectuals flee Nazi-occupied France.
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2 Charged With Giving Money to Brussels Attacks Suspect Appear in London Court

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:31
They are thought to have handed more than $4,300 to Mohamed Abrini, the “man in the hat” believed to have accompanied two suicide bombers to Brussels Airport.
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Op-Ed Contributor: The First Global Terrorists Were Anarchists in the 1890s

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:31
And then as now, migrants and civil liberties paid the price.
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Helicopter Crashes Off Norway, Leaving No Signs of Survivors

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:15
The 13 people on board were en route from the Gullfaks B oil platform in the North Sea, and a land and sea search has recovered 11 bodies.
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A New Generation’s Anger Resounds From a Packed Plaza in Paris

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:00
Nuit Debout, a movement ignited over a plan to change French labor laws, has expanded to include a mélange of grievances, and politicians are warily watching.
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Trilobites: The Curious Case of the Caspian Sea’s Scars

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:00
A NASA oceanographer saw what appeared to be a scraped seafloor on satellite images of an archipelago.
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Europe Hangs On in Modest Recovery

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:16
The eurozone economy has finally edged back above its pre-crisis level, achieved in 2008, but grave doubts persist about its future prospects.
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As Russians Struggle to Pay Bills, Debt Collectors Mimic the Mob

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:00
A culture of violence and threats is flourishing as growing numbers of Russians turn to borrowing at astronomical interest rates amid a punishing recession.
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The Professor Has a Past

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:00
Justus Rosenberg, 95 and still teaching at Bard, worked on a secret team to help intellectuals flee Nazi-occupied France.
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9,333 Killed Since Ukraine Conflict Began, U.N. Says

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:13
More than 20,000 people have been wounded in the conflict that began in April 2014, a United Nations official said.
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Jenny Diski, Author Who Wrote of Madness and Isolation, Dies at 68

Ny Europe - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:44
Ms. Diski’s novels included “Skating to Antarctica,“ “Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America With Interruptions” and “Rainforest.”
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Letter from Europe: Obama’s Visit Casts ‘Brexit’ Vote in Stark Relief

Ny Europe - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:43
Britain’s yes-no referendum on leaving the E.U. has created an existential choice that is dividing the nation at its core.
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With Errant Twitter Post, Ed Balls, a British Politician, Spawned a Holiday

Ny Europe - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:01
Celebrated primarily in Britain, the unofficial Ed Balls Day commemorates a former member of Parliament’s tweet of his own name.
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Labour Party Suspends Former London Mayor Over Hitler Remarks

Ny Europe - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:26
The suspension of Ken Livingstone came a day after Labour’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, disciplined another party member over anti-Israel posts on social media.
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Common Sense: Europe’s Case Against Google Might Help Rivals More Than Consumers

Ny Europe - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:42
The driving force pushing the recent European action against Google’s search engine was a consortium of corporate rivals.
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In Rome, Cheap Public Housing Hid for Years in Plain Sight

Ny Europe - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:35
The city owned so many apartments that no one was certain how many there were or who lived in them, and many were doled out in a political spoils system.
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Ex-Mayor of London Suspended by Labour

Ny Europe - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:20
Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, was confronted by a Labour Party member, John Mann, after what was seen as an anti-Semitic remark. Mr. Livingstone was suspended by Labour on Thursday.
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