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Op-Ed Contributor: Hungary’s Duty to Refugees

Ny Europe - 3 hours 35 min ago
Nearly 60 years ago, Europe sheltered Hungarian patriots fleeing Soviet repression. That humanitarian impulse must be honored today.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Russia Implicated in Shooting Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Over Ukraine

Ny Europe - 5 hours 52 min ago
A Dutch-led investigation concluded that Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine asked for and received a surface-to-air missile that was used to shoot down the plane in 2014.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Elvis Costello’s New York Soul

Ny Europe - 7 hours 59 min ago
He grew up in England, but this veteran troubadour has a long history with the five boroughs. Now he’s back.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Max Mannheimer, a Keeper of Holocaust Memory, Dies at 96

Ny Europe - 15 hours 55 min ago
Mr. Mannheimer visited hundreds of schools and other institutions, advocating democracy and helping ensure that Germany’s World War II horrors were never repeated.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

A Voice Cuts Through, and Adds to, the Intrigue of Russia’s Cyberattacks

Ny Europe - 17 hours 11 min ago
A tattooed 26-year-old living near the Mongolian border is the only person publicly identified with Russia’s cyberattacks. And he’s apparently eager to talk.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Stephen Colbert Reboots ‘The Late Show,’ Fixing It on the Fly

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:31
In the battle against Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, Mr. Colbert is taking a hands-on approach that includes more topical humor and live episodes.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Azerbaijan Strongman President Just Got Stronger

TOL caucasus - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:56
Voters approve constitutional changes that rights groups warn would mainly consolidate the Aliyev family’s rule.
Categories: Caucasus

Op-Ed Contributor: Germany’s Retrograde Record on Gay Rights

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:54
When it comes to marriage equality, one of Europe’s most progressive countries is far behind the rest.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Critic's Notebook: How the Split Screen Framed Trump and Clinton

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:29
In their first debate, the two candidates’ stage styles served as campaign arguments in themselves.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Woman Who Took Husband’s Intestine on Flight Wanted It Tested, Lawyer Says

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:17
The 35-year-old Moroccan, concerned about foul play by the man’s family, hoped to have the sample analyzed by European doctors, according to her representative.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Extremist Gets 9-Year Sentence Over Destroyed Shrines in Timbuktu

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:26
The decision, by judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, was the body’s first prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Spock: Half-Vulcan. Half-Human. All Outsider Role Model.

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:00
A documentary by Adam Nimoy explores how his father’s “Star Trek” character, Spock, provided inspiration to those who saw themselves as different.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Fiction: Stephen King Reviews Emma Donoghue’s Latest Novel

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:00
In 19th-century Ireland, a nurse is hired to watch a girl on a suspicious religious fast in Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder.”
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Editorial Observer: Beyond the Summer’s Burkini Debate

Ny Europe - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:21
Cultural diversity and creativity are embraced by a Paris suburb.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Pride and Pain on Opening Day at a Museum of African-American History

Ny Europe - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:44
On Sunday, the opening hours stretched from 7 a.m. to midnight. The building was packed throughout, but the mood was largely jubilant.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Books of The Times: Sharon Olds, Laureate of Sexuality, Scrutinizes the Body in ‘Odes’

Ny Europe - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:49
This Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s latest collection continues to push boundaries, and includes some of the best and most ingenious poems of her career.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Can Maastricht Take Manhattan?

Ny Europe - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:42
The European Fine Art Fair, Tefaf, hopes its American debut at the Park Avenue Armory helps offset the fair’s shrinking audience in Europe.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

For Rosetta, a Landing and an Ending on a Comet

Ny Europe - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:32
The spacecraft is to end its 12-year pursuit of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Inside France’s ‘Jungle’: Desperate Migrants Keep Coming to Calais

Ny Europe - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:02
The camp perched at the edge of the English Channel has doubled in size, a highly visible symbol of Europe’s inability to cope with the migrant influx.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

What in the World: Buy Me Some Peanuts and Wiener Nougat

Ny Europe - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:00
The similarities between the Finnish game of pesapallo and baseball are striking, as are the differences. (Wiener Nougat, a Finnish candy, is not like Cracker Jack.)
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

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