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Facing Allies’ Doubt, John Kerry Voices Confidence in Syria Cease-Fire

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 22:10
Mr. Kerry, the secretary of state, promised on Saturday to help close off the routes migrants are taking to Europe and warned Russia that its military efforts in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad would ultimately fail.









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Britain Aims to Strengthen North’s Cities

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 22:03
Under a “Northern Powerhouse” plan, the government has pledged to build more roads and railways, invest in technology and research hubs, and even appeal to China’s development bank for funds.









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Constant Tide of Migrants at Sea, and at Turkish Cemetery

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 11:58
Increased patrols and cold weather have done little to dissuade refugees fleeing war, and those who drown and are unclaimed are each given numbers and buried.









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Head of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute Quits Over Transplant Scandal

Ny Europe - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 04:32
Anders Hamsten said he could no longer lead the the institute after accusations of medical misconduct against a former professor there.









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France to Dismantle Part of Migrant Camp Near Calais

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 22:41
The plan, announced Friday, involves the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people, who are to be resettled in state-run shelters.









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Latvia Has a New Leader, as Fears of Russia and Migration Rise

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 21:44
The new prime minister is Maris Kucinskis, who must wrestle with an anti-immigrant sentiment and concern over Russian aggression.









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Congressional Memo: Ted Cruz Is Appeased, and Norway and Sweden Get Ambassadors

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 19:57
Senate stand-ins for Mr. Cruz, who had been blocking the nominees for ambassador, gave the presidential contender what he wanted and ended a long impasse.









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Independent, Once a British News Power, Ending Print Edition

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:41
The paper, which shook up Britain’s journalism establishment in the 1980s before falling on hard times, will publish only online, its owner says.









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Swedish Bank Move Creates a Global Shudder

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 02:30
Investors worry that a decision by the Swedish central bank to lower its short-term rate to minus 0.50 is going to worsen the global economy.









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With Shares Plunging, Deutsche Bank Sets Out to Prove It Can Be Fixed

Ny Europe - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 02:21
Regarded in Germany as a national asset and a symbol of economic might, Deutsche Bank now sits at the center of the “too big to fail” debate.









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Giacomo Tachis, Who Brought French Influence to Italian Wine, Dies at 82

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:43
Mr. Tachis, an oenologist by training, helped develop top-quality wines that used French grape varieties, an approach that proved transformative for the world of Italian wine.









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François Hollande Brings In Green Party Politicians in Cabinet Shuffle

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:31
The minor shake-up by the French leader also included the appointment of former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault as foreign minister, replacing Laurent Fabius who stepped down Wednesday.









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NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:40
The alliance’s secretary general said surveillance of the Turkey-Syria border would also be enhanced to monitor the activities of smugglers.









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British Police Chief Says Sexual Abuse Complaints May Face More Skepticism

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:35
After embarrassing revelations related to child abuse inquiries, the authorities may no longer be encouraged to believe every complaint brought to them, he said.









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Trial of Reinhold Hanning, Ex-Auschwitz Guard, to Open in Germany

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:38
The 94-year-old former Nazi is charged with being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people who died at the camp in Poland.









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School Bus Crash in Western France Kills 6 Students

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:24
The bus and a heavy truck collided at 7:15 a.m. in Rochefort, as the two vehicles passed each other on the road.









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Google Will Further Block Some European Search Results

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:57
To fend off privacy complaints, the search giant will remove certain links from all of its search sites when used in the European Union.









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Op-Ed Contributor: Britain, Better-off Out of Europe

Ny Europe - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:20
As a referendum on membership looms, support for “Brexit” is growing.









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Mine Kills Civilians as Fighting Heats Up in Eastern Ukraine

Ny Europe - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:44
A minivan trying to bypass traffic at a checkpoint near Donetsk tripped a land mine, killing four occupants. It was unclear which side had planted the mine.









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NATO to Expand Military Presence in Europe to Deter Russians

Ny Europe - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 22:15
Jens Stoltenberg, the Atlantic alliance’s secretary general, said its forces would rotate through Central and Eastern Europe to conduct exercises.









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