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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:56:38 GMTPatti Smith performed Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” on Saturday at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.The musician’s statement, read in Stockholm by the American ambassador to Sweden, explained his two-week silence after the honor was announced in October.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:36:43 GMTInitial reports said that 20 police officers had been wounded in the attack outside Vodafone Arena Stadium in Istanbul. Turkish media later reported that more than a dozen officers had been killed.Turkish officials also said 166 people were wounded in the explosions, which occurred outside a soccer stadium and in an adjacent park.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:39 GMTA local child rode a bike in Tyrrelstown, a suburb northwest of Dublin, where dozens of tenants had been served with eviction notices after being told their homes had been purchased by a Goldman Sachs investment fund.Huge profits and dubious tax strategies have made investment firms in America the object of frustration and anger, as many Europeans face eviction and fear becoming homeless.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:25 GMTVladimir K. Bukovsky in his study at his home in Cambridge, England. Mr. Bukovsky was visited by police officers who had “received information about forbidden images” in his possession, he said.A K.G.B. dirty trick known as “kompromat,” the fabrication of compromising or illegal material, may have returned in a particularly noxious form.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:40:20 GMTTwo women ran last month as the Turkish riot police used tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse protesters during a rally against the arrest of lawmakers of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Istanbul.Ankara’s clampdown on Kurdish politicians has been so thoroughgoing that it has left those who remain free expecting arrest at any moment.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:30:56 GMTTwo men from Bangladesh tried to fix a bicycle tire in June at the reception center in Calenzano, Italy, that they share with migrants from other nations.As Giorgio De Francesco, who oversees an asylum commission, hears migrants’ impassioned requests for protection, he grapples with knowing that he must vote against many of them.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:09:03 GMTThe Eiffel Tower was shrouded in haze on Thursday as Paris experienced a spike in smog.The authorities say a thick layer of haze over the city is the result of car exhaust, wood-burning furnaces and a layer of warm, stagnant air.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:26:40 GMTA memorial in Freiburg, Germany, near Dreisam River, where a medical student was found raped and killed. Reaction was swift and bitter when the police announced last Saturday that they had arrested an Afghan refugee in the case.Questions about how news outlets reported, or didn’t report, on a rape and murder suspect from Afghanistan underscored a rift over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy on newcomers.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:25:15 GMTThe far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders in court on Nov. 23. He was convicted on Friday of inciting discrimination by leading a crowd at a political rally in chanting “fewer, fewer” to the question, “Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?”Mr. Wilders, who is seen as a likely contender to become prime minister after elections next year, has said that the Netherlands would be safer with fewer Moroccans.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:30:40 GMTThe European Central Bank also said it would cut the size of the program next year, while insisting it had no plans to end asset purchases altogether.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:41:08 GMTBoris Johnson, Britain’s foreign secretary, had accused Saudi Arabia, a British ally, of “puppeteering” in “proxy wars” across the Middle East and of “abusing Islam.”He had accused the country, a British ally, of “puppeteering” in “proxy wars” across the Middle East and of “abusing Islam,” and he received an upbraiding from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:51:59 GMTThe Deutsche Telekom headquarters in Bonn, Germany. A recent disruption of its services set off alarm about the vulnerability of Germany’s computer networksAn attack on Deutsche Telekom has Berlin concerned about becoming a target of Moscow’s campaign to destabilize Western democracies.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:01:23 GMTThe Bavarian Bayern Munich fan club celebrated a visit by Thomas Müller, a star player for the club, last month in Waging am See, Germany.Though at the vanguard of German soccer’s global success, the club takes pride in its local roots, with even its biggest stars happy to take time out to spend a day with fans.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:25:32 GMTMario Caligiuri, the longtime mayor of Soveria Mannelli, Italy, who is now a university professor, in his studio last month.How embracing the digital age, and a forward-looking mayor, helped turn a small Calabrian town into a model of innovation.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:13:55 GMTCarter Page in Moscow in July.Mr. Page, who was scrutinized by the F.B.I. on suspicion of private communications with senior Russian officials last summer, said he would meet with “business leaders and thought leaders.”
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:53:06 GMTThe killing of Aidan O’Driscoll, known as “the Beast,” in the southwest city of Cork was the first gangland-style execution in Ireland in four years.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:22:29 GMTJérôme Cahuzac, a former French budget minister, leaving court in Paris on Thursday after being sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud and money laundering.A prison sentence for Jérôme Cahuzac is an embarrassment for the troubled administration of President François Hollande, who has said he will not run for re-election.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:01:03 GMTThe assembly line at the Toyota plant in Burnaston, England. Toyota buys parts and hires workers from across the European Union.After becoming an efficient industry with deep links to the Continent, it must grapple with the impact of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:49:11 GMTAfter a circumcision ceremony in Brooklyn in 2014.The medical association in Denmark said the procedure should be an “informed personal choice” that men make for themselves when they reach adulthood.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:57:33 GMTOfficers in London. A report found that there had been 436 accusations of police sexual abuse in England and Wales over the two years ending in March.A report by a national watchdog found that domestic abuse victims, drug and alcohol addicts and people who work in the sex industry had been targeted.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:13:08 GMTVolkswagen cars inside a delivery tower in Wolfsburg, Germany, in April.The move against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain is an apparent attempt to catch up after facing criticism for a lax response to a yearlong scandal.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:22:29 GMTDefying doubt about marketability, the government said it would sell 19.5 percent of the state oil group to the commodity trading firm Glencore and a Qatari fund.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:34:48 GMTThe Palace in Saint George’s Square in Valletta, Malta, in 2014. The country has been praised for its record on gay and transgender rights.The Mediterranean island nation criminalized therapeutic methods that purport to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, officials said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:19:25 GMTPrime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy in Rome on Monday.Mr. Renzi stepped down as prime minister three days after constitutional changes on which he had staked his political career were rejected by voters.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:05:41 GMTThe WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in February.Mr. Assange released the answers to questions prepared by Swedish prosecutors, and in his replies he also railed against Sweden and Britain, saying he had been “arbitrarily detained.”
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:47:01 GMTWith a new-look, globalized event, along with Marilyn Manson and Ralph Lauren, Britain attempts to position itself as an arbiter of international style.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:29:17 GMTThe Tata Steel plant at Port Talbot in South Wales. The unions have made significant concessions to the company.If the deal is approved, Tata Steel’s plant will remain in South Wales — a relief to an already shaken economy.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:27:17 GMTDoughmore Bay, seen from a Trump Organization golf club near Doonbeg, Ireland.The president-elect’s real estate organization has abandoned plans to build a long barrier off the west coast of Ireland to protect its golf course there.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:27:16 GMTThe new document sketches out what the Kremlin sees as the main threats posed by foreign influences to its security and national interests.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:03:45 GMTAccepting her party’s nomination as their candidate for another four-year term, the chancellor also made a promise that Shariah law would never replace German justice.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:51:21 GMTMichel Barnier, a lead negotiator for the European Union, said on Tuesday in Brussels that “cherry picking is not an option” for Britain.One of the bloc’s chief negotiators said that there would be no “cherry picking” by Britain and that a deal needed to be reached within 18 months of talks opening.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:47:58 GMTThe Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany, ruled on Tuesday that power companies must be compensated for losses resulting from the government’s decision to close nuclear plants.The ruling brings to an end a bitter dispute between the government and energy firms over the decision in 2011 to abandon nuclear power in the wake of a nuclear disaster in Japan.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:50:09 GMTRoman Polanski at a court hearing in Krakow, Poland, in 2015. The Krakow prosecutor’s office had sought Mr. Polanski’s extradition on behalf of the United States.The Oscar-winning filmmaker is wanted in the United States over a decades-old conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:26:41 GMT“This area has always been conservative, always,” Joszef Grochowski, mayor of Kulesze Koscielne, said. “The ethos of the people who live here is work and faith.”Anti-establishment parties are on the move, tapping into rural discontent and exploiting rural resentments against urban residents viewed as elites.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:56:10 GMTTommaso Chiarli of the Cleto Chiarli estate in Italy, where seven different lambruscos are made. “Mistakes were made by this industry in the 1980s by not stressing quality,” he said, “and we’re trying to correct them.”A wine hindered by its cloying past is getting more respect, especially at the holidays.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:07:17 GMTThe chocolate cake from Ferrara, Italy, known as la torta tenerina.La torta tenerina, a simple confection found on menus in Ferrara, has an almost creamy interior, which emerges enclosed in a thin, fragile, yet crisp crust.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:37:27 GMTNowar al-Husari, an illustrator from Syria, used Facebook on his mobile phone in Berlin. Facebook is facing mounting pressure from German lawmakers to clamp down on hate speech.A report published by European officials said that only 40 percent of online material flagged as offensive was reviewed within 24 hours.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:22:00 GMTAbdus Salam, a theoretical physicist, was honored by having a department of physics at one of the nation’s leading public universities renamed after him.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:34:49 GMTA view of construction in Reykjavik from the architectural firm T.ark, which is involved in one of the city’s new developments.Spurred by a boom in tourism, construction projects downtown are aimed at transforming the area into a destination to live, work and play.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:03:33 GMTA branch of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Rome. Bank stocks have fallen since Italian voters rejected changes that would have sped reforms to the country’s economy.As the country’s voters emphatically rejected reforms in a referendum Sunday, they added to grave international uncertainties and prompted the prime minister to resign.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:35:40 GMTPrime Minister Manuel Valls in Évry, France, on Monday as he announced his intention to run for president.The Socialist prime minister, who will be replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, will run despite dissatisfaction with the government and divisions on the left.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:12:40 GMTItalians against constitutional changes celebrated the results of the referendum on Sunday night in Rome.Italy’s president said Mr. Renzi should complete the 2017 budget before stepping down as promised.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:30:21 GMTSupporters of “Brexit,” the British vote to leave the European Union, in London in June, before the referendum.The past year has brought a series of political shocks to the continent, but 2017 promises to be even bumpier.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:27:43 GMTChinese tourists taking pictures in Kidlington, England, last month. Ever since busloads of Chinese tourists began arriving this summer, residents of the sleepy Oxfordshire village have been variously baffled, annoyed and delighted.The rather ordinary village of Kidlington has become a popular stop for Chinese visitors who snap photographs of its simple homes, bushes and streets.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:01:15 GMTPrime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy announced his resignation at a news conference on Monday in Rome.Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tendered his resignation on Monday after voters rejected his constitutional overhaul plan.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:41:02 GMTPosters in Rome against Italy’s referendum featured a photograph of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.The prime minister has quit over the loss, but won’t be gone from the political arena long, one expert predicts.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:08:09 GMTSupporters and opponents of Britain’s leaving the European Union clashed outside the Supreme Court in London on Monday.The case’s outcome could affect the timetable laid down by the prime minister, who wants to start withdrawal negotiations by the end of March.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:59:15 GMTMaja Daniels spent almost a year talking to hospital staff and patients before starting her project about dementia.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:30:25 GMTA pair of explosions occurred outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night. Initial reports said it appeared to be an attack against police officers, and that gunfire could be heard after the blasts.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:00:34 GMTAboard the Bourbon Argos on its final rescue mission of the year with members of Doctors Without Borders, aiding African migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:23:57 GMTThe country of Franco has yet to reconcile with its violent past. As fascism is on the march across Europe, will that finally change?
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:21:01 GMTAngela Merkel after speaking at a conference of the Christian Democratic Union on Tuesday.Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has endorsed restrictions on full-face veils, a concession to far-right xenophobes.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:02 GMTMichael LewisIn “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:42:48 GMTAdolf Burger, with a counterfeit 5-pound note from World War II, in 2008.Mr. Burger was put to work in a concentration camp operation to create fake pound notes in a Nazi effort to destabilize the British economy.