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‘I Am Alone’: Migrant Children in Calais ‘Jungle’ Face an Uncertain Fate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:03 GMT

The fate of the young migrants has become a major sticking point in the French government’s plans to demolish the camp, which could happen within days.

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Hawk on Russia Policy? Hillary Clinton, Not Donald Trump

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:15:03 GMT

Vladimir V. Putin has a grudge against Hillary Clinton to match the one she has against him.If Mrs. Clinton wins, she will enter the White House with the most contentious relationship with Russia of any president in more than three decades.

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Europe’s Leaders Make Their Point Without Saying a Word

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:01:27 GMT

Managerial efficiency. A black belt. A dashing scarf. A look at the style and substance of E.U. leaders as they meet in Brussels.

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Thousands of Men to Be Pardoned for Gay Sex, Once a Crime in Britain

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:55:40 GMT

The British mathematician Alan Turing at age 16 in 1928.The proposed Turing Law, named for the mathematician who was prosecuted in the 1950s, provides for posthumous pardons and allows men who are still alive to apply for pardons.

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‘Brexit,’ Migration, Trade: E.U.’s List of Crises Keeps Growing

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:47:25 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain joined hands with her Irish counterpart, Enda Kenny, at a European Union summit meeting in Brussels on Thursday.Domestic politics are again undercutting the bloc’s sense of common purpose, with a trade deal imperiled by Belgium’s small French-speaking Wallonia region.

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I.M.F. Assessment Hints at Internal Struggles

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:34:56 GMT

Wait to enter the National Bank of Greece in Athens last year. An internal review was unusually blunt in its critique of how the I.M.F. handled Greece’s debt woes.A recent bout of infighting raises fresh questions about the institution’s culture and its promise to become more transparent.

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No Signal From Mars Lander, but European Officials Declare Mission a Success

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:11:35 GMT

A screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The lack of a signal most likely means the planned “soft landing” failed, but the orbiter continues to gather and transmit data.

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Spanish Court Overturns a Ban Against Bullfighting in Catalonia

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:53:51 GMT

The Plaza Monumental bullring in Barcelona, Spain, in 2011. It was inaugurated in 1914, and it shut down in 2011.The justices ruled 8 to 3 that lawmakers from the region could not prohibit a practice that they said was enshrined in the country’s cultural patrimony.

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ExoMars Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Mars as Word From Lander Is Awaited

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:18 GMT

A screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The joint mission of the European and Russian space agencies consists of an orbiter and a lander looking for methane and testing landing technologies.

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Policeman Dies After Raid on Nazi Supporter in Germany

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:31:50 GMT

The gunman opened fire when the police came to seize his weapons, after he ignored repeated warnings, officials said.

Jean-Pierre Bemba, Congolese Politician Imprisoned for War Crimes, Is Convicted of Witness Tampering

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:41:37 GMT

Jean-Pierre Bemba, center, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in March.Mr. Bemba and four others were found guilty by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

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Russian Hacker, Wanted by F.B.I., Is Arrested in Prague, Czechs Say

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:08:54 GMT

The suspect was captured on Oct. 5, two days before the Obama administration formally accused Moscow of stealing emails from the Democratic National Committee and others.

As New Ukraine Talks Begin, What Is the State of Europe’s Only Active War?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:12:50 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany greeted President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia as he arrived for a Ukraine summit meeting in front of the German Federal Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday.A summit meeting in Germany was a test of whether President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will cut a deal to end the conflict while he also faces pressure over Syria.

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Russia Is Moving Ahead With Missile Program That Violates Treaty, U.S. Officials Say

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:15:36 GMT

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia during a visit to Kazakhstan this month.Senior officials are expressing concern that Russia might be moving to produce an arsenal of cruise missiles in violation of the landmark treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces.

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Soloneshnoye Journal: Siberian Town Stakes a Claim as Humanity’s Cradle

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:30:23 GMT

The Cradle of Humanity Nature Park, near the entrance to the Denisova cave.In a small cave in rural Russia, some scientists say there’s compelling data about evolution and the interbreeding of a variety of early humans.

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Rebel-Held Areas of Aleppo Get a Break From Aerial Attacks

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:41:10 GMT

The aftermath of airstrikes in a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday.The halt by Russian and Syrian forces is a prelude to an eight-hour “humanitarian pause” that is scheduled to start on Thursday.

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‘The Great British Bake Off’ Changes the Way the British Bake

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:51:06 GMT

Eccles cakes, top left, and Bakewell tarts, center right, are displayed among treacle tarts, bottom, and lemon tarts at the St. John Bakery in London.No matter what the future holds for the reality TV competition, it has ushered in a golden age of baking in Britain.

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Economic Scene: Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:31:42 GMT

Halie Ariza, 6, waiting to receive school supplies in Los Angeles. America has one of the highest child poverty rates among advanced nations.Hillary Clinton wants to increase tax credits to fight child poverty, but the Russell Sage Foundation has a bolder plan: providing each child with $250 a month.

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Ecuador Cuts Internet of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ Founder

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:34:22 GMT

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, emerging onto the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to make a statement in February.The country made it clear it feared it was being sucked into an effort to “interfere in electoral processes” in the United States.

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Austria Seeks to Seize, and Possibly Tear Down, Hitler’s House

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:55:51 GMT

The government’s move to expropriate the building in Braunau am Inn, where Hitler was born in 1889, is intended to remove a site that has drawn neo-Nazis and tourists alike.

Guiding Refugees in Europe on a Rocky Path to Assimilation

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:23:23 GMT

Muaz Swaid, 27, a Syrian dentist who fled conflict in 2014, found work in spring through the Refugee Company at an orthodontist clinic in Leiden, the Netherlands.Private groups have sprung up to help newcomers find professional networks and improve their skills, but the adjustment has been harder than expected.

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U.S. Can Pursue Turk Accused of Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:24:34 GMT

Reza Zarrab has been accused of facilitating millions of dollars in transactions on behalf of Iran.A federal judge refused to dismiss an indictment against Reza Zarrab, a gold trader jailed in New York who prosecutors say facilitated millions in transactions on behalf of Iran.

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A PayPal Error, an Errant Punch and Warnings of UKIP in a ‘Death Spiral’

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:48:05 GMT

Steven Woolfe of the United Kingdom Independence Party in London in 2015. He was a favorite to lead the party until he quit on Monday.Steven Woolfe told the BBC that there is “something rotten” in the U.K. Independence Party, which is riven with “infighting.”

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Bomb Kills Pro-Russian Rebel Commander in Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:42:20 GMT

The rebel leader Arsen Pavlov, also known as Motorola, married Elena Kolenkina in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in 2014.Arsen Pavlov, known by the nom de guerre Motorola, was blown up in an elevator in Donetsk, Russian news outlets reported.

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British Bank Abruptly Drops Russian Network RT’s Accounts

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:35:52 GMT

The state-financed network, also known as Russia Today, suggested that NatWest’s decision hindered its freedom of speech, though critics consider RT a Kremlin mouthpiece.

‘Brexit’ May Hurt Britain Where It Thrives: Science and Research

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:10:53 GMT

Adam Durant in Cambridge, England. A British scientist and entrepreneur, he received a European Union grant and was able to hire workers from other member countries without having to sponsor visas.Though nothing has changed since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the worries of Britain’s scientists mirror concerns in the business community.

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Donald Trump Says He Might Meet With Putin Before Inauguration

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:37:11 GMT

Donald J. Trump on Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H. In a radio interview on Monday, he said that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton are too aggressive against President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.In a radio interview on Monday, Mr. Trump said that Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration have been too aggressive with the Russian president.

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Experiment to Weigh 'Ghost Particles' Starts in Germany

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:33:17 GMT

The main spectrometer at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, which scientists are using to try to determine the mass of neutrinos. Scientists in Germany have flipped the switch on a $66-million machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle.

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A Senior Russian Envoy’s Take on Relations With the United States: ‘Pretty Bad’

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:19:17 GMT

Vitaly I. Churkin, Russia’s United Nations ambassador, said tensions with the United States were the worst since 1973.The last time things were so bad, according to Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations, the Soviet Union and the Nixon administration were on the brink of a military confrontation.

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Memo From Britain: Without a Constitution, ‘Brexit’ Is Guided by a Prerogative. But Whose?

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:48:20 GMT

People gathered last week outside the Royal Courts of Justice in central London to protest Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.A court is considering whether a set of archaic rules known as the royal prerogative allows British leaders to bypass Parliament in leaving the European Union.

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Celebrating Seamus Heaney’s Legacy, at His Birthplace

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:25:23 GMT

A bust and photograph of the poet Seamus Heaney at the new cultural center that bears his name.A 21,000-square-foot arts center has opened in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland, where the Nobel Prize-winning poet was born.

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Joseph L. Birman, Physicist Who Aided Dissident Scientists, Dies at 89

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:15:12 GMT

Joseph L. Birman, a professor of theoretical physics, was widely known for his work to help refugee scientists.Dr. Birman was instrumental in the creation of a program that helped refugee scientists restart their careers in the United States in the 1990s.

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Killing of Migrant Forces France to Confront Treatment of Chinese

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 01:23:27 GMT

People of Asian descent marched in Paris to denounce violence and discrimination after the fatal beating of Zhang Chaolin.A death was the culmination of months, even years, of racial tensions in Paris and its suburbs that intensified this summer.

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‘Brexit’ Blurs the European Investment Outlook

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:55:50 GMT

Shoppers on Oxford Street in London. Highlighting surveys showing that consumer confidence had eroded, Barclays forecast that the British economy would be pushed into a recession imminently.Though markets have stabilized since the vote for Britain to leave the European Union, where investors and businesses go from here is uncertain.

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Goldman Sachs Didn’t Trick Libyan Fund, Judge Says

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:30:08 GMT

Pipelines at the Zueitina oil terminal in Libya. The country’s sovereign wealth fund is backed by billions of dollars in oil money.The Libyan Investment Authority claimed that Goldman Sachs exploited its financial naïveté and pushed it into transactions that cost it $1.2 billion in losses.

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Behind Putin’s Combativeness, Some See Motives Other Than Syria

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:29:08 GMT

President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. Incomes are falling in Russia for the first time since 2000.Some analysts believe the Russian leader’s strong response to criticism from Western leaders may be a way to deflect attention from simmering domestic problems.

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Politics Trumps Gender in the Selection of a U.N. Leader

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:05:41 GMT

Matthew Rycroft, the British ambassador to the United Nations. Of the five permanent Security Council members, only Britain openly championed the idea of a female secretary general.The candidacies of the seven women vying to become the next secretary general collapsed from what critics called a clubby culture dominated by men.

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Deutsche Bank Is Said to Begin Companywide Hiring Freeze

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:05:18 GMT

A view of the financial district of Frankfurt. Deutsche Bank, which is based in Frankfurt, is trying to turn its fortunes around after quarters of poor earnings and a 50 percent decline in the price of its stock.The bank, whose stock price has declined more than 50 percent, is seeking to move forward with a plan to reduce costs and improve profitability.

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Terrorism Suspect’s Suicide Adds to Scrutiny of German Security Services

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:02:09 GMT

Jaber al-Bakr, a Syrian refugee.The death is almost certain to add to pressure on the state and federal authorities to improve coordination among the patchwork of agencies responsible for law enforcement.

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Memo From Britain: Facing ‘Brexit,’ Lawmakers Ask How to ‘Make Britain Great Again’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:11:26 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain gave a speech about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England, last week.Conservatives in Parliament want all the old symbols of the island nation’s empire — including a royal yacht — as they continue to call for a “hard Brexit.”

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António Guterres, Known for Nerve and Deal Making, Will Need Both at U.N.

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:40:14 GMT

Mr. Guterres, left, of Portugal, was unanimously approved on Thursday to be the next leader of the United Nations after Ban Ki-moon.Mr. Guterres will take over as secretary general of the United Nations at a time when the credibility of the world body is under intense scrutiny.

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Dutch Law Would Allow Assisted Suicide for Healthy Older People

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:35:21 GMT

Proponents say there are valid reasons besides terminal illness to choose to die, among them loss of independence, deterioration and loneliness.

Dario Fo, Whose Plays Won Praise, Scorn and a Nobel, Dies at 90

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:33:24 GMT

Dario Fo leading a master class at the Riverside Studios in London in 1984.The Nobel-Prize-winner is best known for the “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” and his one-man show “Mistero Buffo” (“Comic Mystery”).

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Evictions Mean Chaos for Calais Children

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:48:12 GMT

The French authorities plan to raze a makeshift camp for migrants outside the port city of Calais. Among those in the camp are about 1,000 unaccompanied children, raising questions over where they will be resettled.

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:38:38 GMT

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in topology, a branch of mathematics that describes properties that change only in increments.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Siege Starts Without Warning

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:05:27 GMT

Sarajevo, 1993. Sarajevo was the last great city at the western boundary of the Ottoman Empire, while Aleppo was the greatest city on its eastern side.Twenty-four years ago I was a young man in Sarajevo. Now I watch Aleppo and imagine what life is like there.

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Editorial: Razing Hitler’s House

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:58:47 GMT

Adolf Hitler’s birthplace, photographed in 1938.It is better to remove a symbol that risked attracting unrepentant Nazis.

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Art Review: Kerry James Marshall’s Paintings Show What It Means to Be Black in America

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:28:25 GMT

Kerry James Marshall’s “Many Mansions” (1994) is included in a retrospective of his work opening at the Met Breuer on Tuesday.The artist, who witnessed the civil rights movement, provides a history lesson with his retrospective at the Met Breuer.

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‘Moonlight’: Is This the Year’s Best Movie?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:59:36 GMT

Alex Hibbert plays the young Chiron, who grows up in “Moonlight,” a film exploring the nature and meaning of manhood.Our critic A.O. Scott says this film about a young black man’s coming of age is both a disarmingly personal film and an urgent social document.

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Fiction: High Praise for a Novel About an Awful Children’s Musical

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” is about a group of characters involved in an off-off-off-off Broadway production.

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Nonfiction: What’s Up With Those Voices in Your Head?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

In “The Voices Within,” Charles Fernyhough explores the chatter in your head.

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By the Book: Gretchen Rubin: By the Book

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:04 GMT

Gretchen RubinThe author of “The Happiness Project” says she “can’t bear any book with the theme of unjust accusation — no ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ or ‘Othello’ for me.”

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