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Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:57:27 GMT

Clearing a road in Burren, Ireland, after one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the northeastern Atlantic. Hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland remained without power on Tuesday.The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia left three people dead and a trail of destruction, with electricity and water compromised for thousands.


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Oil and Money: In Germany, a National Effort to Subsidize Renewable Energy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:29 GMT

Farm buildings in Bavaria covered in solar panels. In Sonnen’s home village there, many of the 2,600 residents have invested 40 million euros over the years in a variety of energy technologies.Consumers have spent about 190 billion euros on sources like wind and solar, which account for about one-third of the country’s electric power.


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London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:20:52 GMT

“Stack 7, Ultramarine Blue” by Annie Morris was among the works sold at a charity auction for the survivors of the London Grenfell Tower fire, at Sotheby’s in London on Oct. 16.Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.


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Investigative Journalist in Malta Is Killed in Car Bombing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:09:42 GMT

Forensic experts looked for evidence after a car explosion killed an investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, in Bidnija, Malta, on Monday.Using the leaked Panama Papers, the journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, exposed Malta’s links to offshore tax havens.


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After Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya, a Witness Steps Forward

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:16:24 GMT

Maksim G. Lapunov, a gay man who says he was abducted and tortured in Chechnya, spoke at a news conference in Moscow on Monday.The witness, Maksim G. Lapunov, who says he was abducted and beaten by the police, has filed a formal complaint with the authorities and publicly identified himself.


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For Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s 31-Year-Old New Leader, a Swift Rise

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:45:24 GMT

Sebastian Kurz, the leader of Austria’s People’s Party, is on track to become prime minister, and one of the world’s youngest national leaders.Mr. Kurz, who began in politics as a teenager, is on track to become the world’s youngest head of government.


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