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‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, U.K. Supreme Court Rules

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:45:06 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May has already outlined her vision for a clean break with the European Union single market.The ruling, which upholds a decision by a lower court, creates a hurdle for Prime Minister Theresa May, who has promised to begin the process of exit negotiations by the end of March.

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Roman Polanski Won’t Preside Over César Film Awards in France

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:54:13 GMT

The film director Roman Polanski in 2015.Feminist groups had expressed outrage over the invitation to the director, who fled the U.S. in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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Wines of The Times: Corsican Reds, a Case Study in Wine Terroir

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:23:49 GMT

A panel tasting of Corsican red wines offered a sense of place.The influence and virtues of terroir may be denied in an academic vacuum, but the red wines of Corsica beg to differ.

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Swedish Police Investigate Report of Rape on Facebook Live

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:21:35 GMT

The Swedish authorities arrested three men on suspicion of rape and urged people with access to images showing the episode to make them available to the police.

Trilobites: A Pioneering Woman of Science Re-Emerges After 300 Years

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:47:35 GMT

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands, had a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist.Maria Sibylla Merian captivated Europeans with her studies of insects, only to later have her work largely dismissed. Now, her findings are being celebrated again.

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Killing of a Young Woman Grips Iceland

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:31:43 GMT

The disappearance of Birna Brjansdottir dominated news bulletins across Iceland and about 775 rescue workers volunteered to search for her.A nation where killings are rare was transfixed by the mystery of a young woman’s disappearance and shaken when her body turned up on a beach.

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German Party Won’t Expel Rightist Who Assailed Holocaust Apology

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:45:32 GMT

Björn Höcke, a regional leader of the Alternative for Germany party, in 2015.The decision by the Alternative for Germany to only discipline Björn Höcke leaves him open to attract more sympathizers.

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‘The Last Jedi’? In Real Life, Jedi Can Be a Religion

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:14:35 GMT

Several Jedi communities exist around the world. Some call themselves religious groups, though others avoid the term “religion.” Not all Jedi are “Star Wars” aficionados.

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Why a Trident Missile Test Is Rocking British Politics

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:59:44 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain at a regional cabinet meeting on Monday in Runcorn, England.Critics are accusing the British government of covering up a failed test as it pushed new spending on nuclear submarines. Here is what the controversy is all about.

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From Jingles to Pop Hits, A.I. Is Music to Some Ears

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:17:01 GMT

Ed Newton-Rex, left, and Patrick Stobbs founded Jukedeck, one of a growing number of companies using artificial intelligence to compose music.As A.I. applications become more sophisticated, the music that companies like Jukedeck produce has started wading into the commercial domain of actual musicians.

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With French Socialists in Crisis, Manuel Valls and Benoît Hamon Head to Runoff

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:47:58 GMT

Manuel Valls, the former Socialist prime minister, at a debate at a union center in Puteaux, France, this month. France’s presidential election is being watched as a barometer of European disaffection.The governing party is deeply unpopular and given little chance in the coming presidential election, as European voters abandon the left.

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‘The Evenings,’ a Dutch Classic, Arrives in English. It Only Took 70 Years.

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:24:11 GMT

The author Gerard Reve in 1969.A translation of a novel by Gerard Reve that centers on a young clerk has invited recent comparisons to books like “The Catcher in the Rye.”

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Lanzarote Journal: Undersea Museum Keeps Fish Feeding and Its Social Commentary Biting

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:54:30 GMT

Jason deCaires Taylor, a British sculptor, outside his studio in Lanzarote, Spain. They are besAn installation of 300 statues off a Spanish island forms an artificial reef and addresses issues like Europe’s migration crisis, and the destruction of ocean reefs.

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75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:51:55 GMT

The European police recovered about 3,500 stolen archaeological artifacts and other artworks, Spain’s Interior Ministry said.

Theresa May Is Grilled Over U.K. Missile Test Failure

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:16:02 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke about Britain’s nuclear weapons program on the BBC. She would not say whether she knew about the reported failure of an unarmed missile during a test.The prime minister refused to comment about the 2016 missile test or about reports that its failure had been covered up by her predecessor.

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Leaders Abroad, Joyful or Wary, Face Uncertainty of Trump Era

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:28:41 GMT

Protesters set fire to an American flag with a picture of President Trump’s face outside the United States Embassy in Manila on Friday.Germany’s vice chancellor said the inaugural speech reflected a “drastic radicalization” of U.S. politics. But some world leaders embraced the new reality.

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Marine Le Pen Extols Far Right During Speech in Germany

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:16:58 GMT

In Koblenz, Germany, on Saturday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front in France, said that the far right would awake in Europe this year.The triumph of anti-Europeans in Britain and Donald J. Trump in the United States has galvanized the Continent’s far-right parties, who are wooing disillusioned voters.

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Avalanche Death Toll in Italy Reaches 5 as Search of Hotel Rubble Continues

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:20:50 GMT

Rescuers at the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, Italy.Rescue workers on Saturday pulled three more bodies from the rubble and snow that covered a hotel in the Apennine Mountains when it was hit by an avalanche caused by an earthquake on Wednesday.

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Feature: Will France Sound the Death Knell for Social Democracy?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:03 GMT

The blocked entrance to a defunct paper mill in Wizernes.As a presidential election approaches this spring, even workers in the country’s rust belt are embracing right-wing populism.

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Paris Fights the Effects of Crimes Against the Very Rich

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMT

From left, Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner at a fashion show in Paris last fall. In early October, Ms. Kardashian West was bound and gagged by two intruders in the apartment her family rented in the city, and relieved of jewelry worth at least 8 million euros.As Couture Week begins, the French capital has been trying to allay visitors’ concerns about personal safety.

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Trump Inspires Cheers, and Alarm, Around the World

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:38:10 GMT

The newly formed European Trump Society in Sofia, Bulgaria, watched live coverage of President Trump’s inauguration on Friday.The president’s inauguration was a cause of worry for many around the world, but some greeted it with wine and celebration.

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A Gathering of the Global Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:18 GMT

Iris Bohnet, a behavioral economist from Harvard, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where 80 percent of participants are men.Following a behavioral economist from Harvard as she navigates the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where 80 percent of the participants are men.

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Britain Opens Investigation After Officers Use Stun Gun on Race Relations Worker

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:56:21 GMT

The gated entrance in Bristol two police officers shot Judah Adunbi with a stun gun.The police, confusing the man with a wanted suspect, had fired a stun gun at the worker after he refused to give his name. The episode was caught on video.

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Italy Cheers as Boy Pulled From Rubble of Avalanche, Along With Others

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:25:36 GMT

The scene at the Hotel Rigopiano on Friday. The main building was torn off its foundations by an avalanche. Despair turned to hope on Friday morning when at least 10 people were found alive, at the site of the isolated hotel in the Apennine Mountains that was destroyed by an avalanche.

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Putting Art on a Pedestal in London

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:57:48 GMT

The finalists for a spot on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth are now at the National Gallery in London. Clockwise from top right, models of sculptures by Heather Phillipson, the Raqs Media Collective, Michael Rakowitz, Huma Bhabha and Damián Ortega.Models of five artworks, two of which are destined for London’s Fourth Plinth, a sculpture platform on Trafalgar Square, are now at the National Gallery.

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Ex-Chief of VW Holds Firm During Grilling on Emissions Deception

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:59:40 GMT

Martin Winterkorn, the former chief executive of Volkswagen, arrived on Thursday for questioning before a parliamentary committee in Berlin.Martin Winterkorn, appearing in public for the first time since his resignation, told German lawmakers that he had not heard the term “defeat device” before the scandal broke.

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E.C.B., Facing Monetary Policy Complications Worldwide, Holds Firm

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:29 GMT

Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, is scheduled to address questions from reporters on Thursday, when the bank meets to discuss issues including inflation and European unity.The European Central Bank did not announce any major changes, but there is still plenty going on in the world of monetary policy.

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Trump Attacks BMW and Mercedes, but Auto Industry Is a Complex Target

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:18:27 GMT

A BMW at the New York International Auto Show in 2016. After praising German manufacturing prowess in an interview with Bild, President-elect Donald J. Trump threatened to impose a 35 percent tariff on every car that BMW imported to the United States.The globalized trade in vehicles, in which Detroit owns European brands and German cars come from Alabama, could make it hard to raise barriers.

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Davos Elites See an ‘Abyss’: The Populist Surge Upending the Status Quo

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:02:50 GMT

Many investors at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland, have struggled to make sense of recent political upheavals.The global elites, perplexed by the rise of populism threatening to upend globalization, have expressed worries over what the new political order will mean.

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Theresa May Says Britain Will Lead a New Era of Free Trade

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:34:59 GMT

It was a jarring note from the leader of a country leaving the world’s largest free-trade group. She also urged the Davos elite to seriously address inequality.

Avalanche in Italy Buries Hotel, Leaving up to 30 Missing

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:08:00 GMT

As many as 30 people were reported missing at the hotel.The disaster came after earthquakes struck the region on Wednesday, prompting officials to close schools and the subway system in Rome as a precaution.

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Martin McGuinness, an I.R.A Leader Who Later Embraced Ulster Politics, Says He’ll Retire

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:27 GMT

Martin McGuinness, the former first deputy minister of Northern Ireland, in London in October. His departure increases political uncertainty just as Britain plans for its departure from the European Union.Mr. McGuinness, who resigned as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland earlier this month after an internal political dispute, announced his retirement on health grounds.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Clown and a Correspondent Join the Global Elite

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:10 GMT

What look like massive beach balls hanging from the ceiling are part of a project called Aerocene, led by the artist Tomás Saraceno, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Ben Hubbard, a Mideast correspondent for The Times, tags along with his wife, a storyteller who was invited to Davos as a “Cultural Leader.”

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Julian Assange Repeats Offer of Extradition to U.S.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:16:34 GMT

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London last year.The founder of WikiLeaks said on Thursday he said he would go if his rights were “protected,” though he is not under public indictment by the United States.

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Reporter's Notebook: When Journalism Meets Civil Disobedience

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:26:50 GMT

At Cédric Herrou’s habitat in the foothills of the Alps outside Nice, France, where African migrants hid last September before crossing the border.I had gotten a decent man in trouble while pursuing a good story.

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News Analysis: Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:32:02 GMT

Power brokers are in the Swiss Alps to discuss how to make globalization more lucrative, but there is no appetite for redistributing wealth or empowering workers.

Russia Extends Edward Snowden’s Asylum

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:13:06 GMT

Edward J. Snowden speaking to an audience in Massachusetts during a live video webcast in 2016.Moscow said the former N.S.A. contractor, who was granted asylum in 2013, would be allowed to remain for “a couple more years.”

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Germany’s Extreme Right Challenges Guilt Over Nazi Past

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:51:32 GMT

Björn Höcke, left, at a rally for Alternative for Germany, in Dresden on Tuesday.Björn Höcke, a star in the Alternative for Germany party, has found success questioning national regret over the Holocaust and the country’s Nazi crimes.

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Russian Dissident Artist Will Seek Asylum in France

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:51:43 GMT

The Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner, Oksana Shalygina, in Paris. The couple deny the sexual assault allegations by an actress at an avant-garde theater, saying that an encounter was consensual and that the case is politically motivated.The authorities in Russia questioned the performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner after an actress accused them of sexual assault.

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Pendant Found in Nazi Death Camp Ruins May Have Anne Frank Link

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:24 GMT

This pendant, said to have belonged to Karoline Cohn, was found by archaeologists at the site of Sobibor, the Nazi extermination camp, in eastern Poland.The item, which belonged to Karoline Cohn, 14, was discovered recently at the Sobibor camp in Poland and is similar to one owned by Anne Frank.

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4 Quotes From Theresa May’s Speech and What They Mean

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:04:16 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain outlined plans on leaving the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday.The prime minister’s remarks on exiting the European Union were her first public outline of how Britain plans to leave the bloc.

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Suspect in Istanbul Nightclub Attack Confesses, Officials Say

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:17:39 GMT

Turkish special forces officers at Police Headquarters in Istanbul on Tuesday.Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen born in 1983, received help in the attack, done “in the name of ISIS,” the governor of the city said at a news conference.

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Challenges Await Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s New President

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:00:10 GMT

Antonio Tajani, center, was congratulated by members of the European Parliament after being elected the parliament’s president on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France.Mr. Tajani was elected president of the European Parliament as the organization confronts tests to its relevance.

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German Court Rejects Effort to Ban Neo-Nazi Party

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:40:44 GMT

From left, Peter Marx, a leading member of the National Democratic Party; Peter Richter, a lawyer for the party; and Frank Franz, the chairman of the party, on Tuesday at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany. States had submitted a petition to ban the party in 2013.Germany’s highest court said that the far-right National Democratic Party did not pose sufficient danger to democracy even though its principles violate the Constitution.

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European Court Orders Russia to Pay U.S. Families Whose Adoptions It Blocked

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:06:21 GMT

Russia said it would appeal the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights within the next three months, but it could ignore the decision outright.

In ‘Brexit’ Speech, Theresa May Outlines Clean Break for U.K.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:27:41 GMT

The Tower of London on Sunday. Brexit supporters have argued that leaving the European Union will provide new trading opportunities.In long-awaited remarks, the British prime minister emphasized regaining control of immigration, even if it means losing E.U. trading advantages.

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Putin Says Accusations in Trump Dossier Are ‘Clearly Fake’

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:16:53 GMT

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia dismissed the allegations in a political memo and said the effort to compile such a document was further evidence of the political decay of the West

Saulx-les-Chartreux Journal: Life on the Farm Draws Some French Tired of Urban Rat Race

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:58:48 GMT

Guilain Vergé, left, and Elisabeth Lavarde worked at a farm near Saulx-les-Chartreux, outside Paris, on Dec. 6, 2016.In towns like Saulx-les-Chartreux, small-scale farming is driven by a thriving market for organic food.

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Puppies Pulled From Avalanche-Wrecked Hotel

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:20:15 GMT

Firefighters in Italy rescued three puppies Monday from a hotel destroyed by an avalanche five days earlier. At least 14 people were killed, and rescuers are still searching for 15 others.

Search for Survivors After Avalanche in Italy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:53:55 GMT

An avalanche has buried a mountainside hotel in central Italy. Corridors were piled high with snow, leaves and branches. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy praised the efforts of rescue workers who dug through the snow, looking for survivors.

Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Is a Terrible Ally Against Terrorism

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:21:02 GMT

Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week.President Trump’s plan to work with Moscow to fight ISIS will alienate our allies and yield few results.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Germany Learn to Understand Trumpish?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:10:53 GMT

Donald J. Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Thursday ahead of his inauguration.Donald Trump gave an interview to a German newspaper, and people are still trying to figure out what he meant.

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Fiction: Monica Ali on Rachel Cusk’s Risky, Revolutionary New Novel

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:00:01 GMT

“Transit” is the second novel in a trilogy by Rachel Cusk that began with “Outline.”

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The Long View: We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:10:01 GMT

The West Wing of the White House, December 1929.Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.

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Essay: Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMT

“It Can’t Happen Here”: Poster for a 1936 adaptation.The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.

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