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Italian Navy Saves 135 Migrants on Sinking Boat

Ny Europe - 9 hours 54 min ago
The boat was discovered in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy, and 45 bodies were recovered nearby, the navy said.
Categories: CA, Caucasus, CEE, Russia

Exhibition Review: Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 23:27
For the young Irving Berlin and some two million emigrants from Europe from 1873 to 1934, the arduous sea voyage began at a Belgian port city, the subject of an exhibition at Ellis Island.
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News Analysis: French Unions Clamor for Workers’ Rights, and Relevance

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 21:36
It may seem that France is perpetually on strike, but experts and some union leaders say that the era when labor groups had political influence has passed.
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Canadian Ambassador, a Hero at Home, Tussles With Protester in Ireland

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 19:07
Some in Ireland are unhappy with the ambassador, Kevin Vickers, famous for thwarting an attack in Canada, for interfering with an anti-British protest.
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Allegations of First Family Corruption in Azerbaijan

TOL caucasus - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:32
OCCRP investigation accuses president of using the state to bail out his daughters’ mining failure.
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Opinion: When the Barbarous Brits First Quit Europe

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:40
Sixteen hundred years before the European Union, Brexit meant leaving the Roman Empire.
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James Levine Ends a Climactic Season With the Met Orchestra

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:15
Mr. Levine, who is stepping back from his longtime role as music director, led a poignant program of excerpts from Wagner’s “Ring” featuring a protégée, Christine Goerke.
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The Saturday Profile: How One Berliner Battles Hate: With Conscience and a Sharp Scraper

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:30
For 30 years, Irmela Mensah-Schramm has crisscrossed her city, and her country, in an effort to rid Germany of neo-Nazi posters, stickers and graffiti.
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Lives: A Soviet-Era Mind-Set at the Market

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:59
Confronting, or failing to confront, the old conformity in Slovakia.
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What in the World: How Many Hours Does an iPhone Cost?

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:00
The cash price of a new iPhone may be roughly the same everywhere, but the amount of work you’d have to put in to afford one can be all over the place.
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Loris Francesco Capovilla, Pope’s Aide at Second Vatican Council, Dies at 100

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:58
Cardinal Capovilla, Pope John XXIII’s personal secretary, helped prepare the Roman Catholic hierarchy for the opening of Vatican II in 1962.
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Thousands of Migrants Rescued From Mediterranean in One Day

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:34
About 4,000 people were rescued Thursday, bringing the total number this week to 10,000, as good weather prompted many to risk the journey from North Africa to Italy.
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Letter from Europe: Tangled Ties Complicate ‘Brexit’ Vote

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:32
The first British Austins ventured across a choppy channel long before the European Union was established.
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12 New Books We’re Reading This Summer (and 6 Not So New)

Ny Europe - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:10
The Times’s book critics and others on books that feature a Charles Manson-like cult, a modern-day America in which slavery still exists, the observations of Amy Schumer’s head writer and more.
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15 TV Shows to Watch This Summer

Ny Europe - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:48
The season’s slate of programming is particularly weighty this year, even for a period increasingly important for networks and streaming services.
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Greek Archaeologist Says He Has Found Aristotle’s Tomb

Ny Europe - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:42
At a conference for the 2,400th anniversary of Aristotle’s birth, the archaeologist said he had “no proof but strong indications, as certain as one can be.”
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Report Warns of Climate Change Disasters That Rival Hollywood’s

Ny Europe - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:39
A joint report released by Unesco, the United Nations Environment Program and the Union of Concerned Scientists detailed the threat climate change could pose to World Heritage sites on five continents.
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U.N. Suspends Torture Inquiry in Ukraine

Ny Europe - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 22:33
Agency investigators left the country a day early after being denied access to sites under control of the domestic intelligence agency, the team’s leader said.
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French Tax Officials Turn Hungry Eye to McDonald’s

Ny Europe - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 21:49
France, seeking to crack down on tax avoidance by American multinational corporations, raided McDonald’s offices last week, the company confirmed.
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French Workers Strike Over New Law

Ny Europe - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 19:40
Nuclear workers join the strike against the new labor law in France. In the meantime, oil depots blockades across the country lead to fuel shortages and long lines at many gas stations.
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