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Words to Watch: How to Detect Shifts by Europe’s Central Bank

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:13 GMT

The headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The bank’s governing council meets on Thursday.Analysts and investors will examine every word spoken by the president of the European Central Bank after the bank’s governing council meets on Thursday.

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Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Paychecks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:01:16 GMT

European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Parties on Europe’s far right have drawn a strange legitimacy by winning seats in the Parliament.For right-wing lawmakers who attack the European Union, a perch in Parliament can mean a lucrative sinecure, easy news media exposure and immunity from criminal prosecution at home.

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Russia Bans Group Led by a Kremlin Critic as More Protests Loom

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:47:29 GMT

Police officers detained a man during an anticorruption rally in Moscow in March.Russia’s prosecutor general labeled the Open Russia group “undesirable,” effectively making it illegal for the body to operate inside Russia.

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Marine Le Pen Draws Cheers in Macron’s Hometown, and He Gets Boos

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:08:55 GMT

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate in France’s presidential election, arrived to meet with workers at a Whirlpool plant in Amiens on Wednesday.Ms. Le Pen and her rival in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, visited a factory separately and received starkly different welcomes.

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Chided by Brussels, Hungary’s Leader Attacks George Soros

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:33:47 GMT

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary addressed members of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.At a meeting of European lawmakers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban called the Hungarian-American financier “an open enemy of the euro.”

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Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:23:51 GMT

Jared KushnerPresident Trump’s son-in-law, a top adviser, had help building a real estate empire from a member of one of Israel’s wealthiest families.

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On the Runway: Ivanka Trump and the Issue of Image in Berlin

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:44:22 GMT

Ivanka Trump wore a Michael Kors dress for a panel discussion in Berlin on Tuesday. The other panelists included, from left: Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian foreign minister; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.The new adviser to the president may be doing her best to change the conversation, but the problem of separating brand from woman arose again in her first official appearance.

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Over 1,000 People Are Detained in Raids in Turkey

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:56:17 GMT

People suspected of supporting the American-based cleric Fethullah Gulen were escorted to the police headquarters in Kayseri, Turkey.In the biggest sweep since the referendum on presidential powers, those arrested were accused of being “secret imams” for the American-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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United Airlines Faces Questions Over Death of Giant Rabbit

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:53:17 GMT

“The safety and well-being of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance,” United Airlines said.An apparently healthy 3-foot rabbit died on a flight to O’Hare in Chicago, three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a plane at the same airport.

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French Court Refuses to Extradite Former Kosovo Leader

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:12:23 GMT

Ramush Haradinaj, former prime minister of Kosovo, at a court in Colmar, eastern France, on Thursday. The court rejected a request by Serbia to extradite him.Ramush Haradinaj, whom a United Nations war crimes tribunal twice acquitted of atrocities, had been arrested on a Serbian warrant.

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