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Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial

If found guilty, the 17 writers and managers could be jailed for decades.

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How McKinsey quietly shaped Europe’s response to the refugee crisis 

The company’s work in Germany is illustrative. It helped cut wait times, but at a cost.

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News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.

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In France, murder of a Jewish woman ignites debate over the word ‘terrorism’

Nation grapples with profound questions — as political as they are existential — following Sarah Halimi’s vicious slaying.

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The last British lynx was killed 1,300 years ago. Now the wild cat may be poised for a comeback.

Conservationists see the return as a potent symbol, but they’ll have to overcome resistance from sheep farmers.

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Poland’s long march toward democracy is threatened by quick steps away from it

Measures stripping away judicial independence have drawn rebuke from the E.U.

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The man who drives Trump’s Russia connection

Aras Agalarov is an eager-to-please tycoon who has taken on a variety of projects for the Kremlin.

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Italy offers swimming lessons for refugees traumatized while crossing the Mediterranean

The initiative comes as Italian society grows sharply more skeptical about taking in migrants after years of increasing numbers.

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Britain’s housing crisis looms large as Grenfell fire survivors reckon with what’s next

A severe shortage of public housing has left former tower residents wondering where to go. 

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‘Thank you, dear Donald’: Why Macron invited Trump to France

The new French president positions himself to become Trump’s principal interlocutor in Western Europe.

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Trump revels in French military pomp far from White House turmoil

This year’s Bastille Day events included a special tribute to U.S. forces 100 years after entering World War I.

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Trump loves a military parade — it’s one reason he’s heading to Paris

The U.S. president will celebrate Bastille Day and hold talks with French President Macron.

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White House Signals Acceptance of Russia Sanctions Bill

President Trump expressed anger at Republicans who abandoned him on the legislation and forced his hand.

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Superyacht hub

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.

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Angela Merkel’s Humanity, Captured in an Elizabeth Peyton Oil

For a profile, Vogue rendered Ms. Merkel, the German chancellor, not in a glossy photo shoot but in muted hues by Ms. Peyton, the American artist.

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Another Look at Princess Diana, With a Notable Difference

Twenty years after their mother died, Prince William and Prince Harry talk about their memories in “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” on HBO.

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The pop star linked to the Donald Trump Russia saga

Emin Agalarov is embroiled in the storm over alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia.

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BMW Denies Colluding With Carmakers on Emissions Equipment

The German company was the first to respond to accusations that it formed a cartel with Daimler and Volkswagen to limit technology costs.

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BBC Women Demand Action to Close Pay Gap With Men

In an open letter, prominent women at the British broadcaster called for quick action to eliminate the disparity.

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Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

A new bill would allow fresh sanctions against Russia and curb President Trump's powers to lift them.

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Brexit: Liam Fox sets election deadline for EU transition

Liam Fox says he would not want any interim arrangement after Brexit to "drag on" beyond 2022.

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Couples take part in Belarus wife-carrying race

Couples take part in Belarus wife-carrying race

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Poland court reforms: Hungary vows 'solidarity' as bill approved

Viktor Orban expresses support for Poland as its court reforms are approved, despite EU criticism.

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Britain's Chris Froome effectively seals his fourth Tour de France win after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille.

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Poland: EU threatens sanctions, protests spread

Marching by candlelight, Poles are pouring into streets across Poland, protesting what some lament as the impending death of democracy in the country.

NY Times /
Terror Suspect Brought to U.S. for Trial, Breaking From Trump Rhetoric

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has adamantly favored holding suspects in Guantánamo Bay. That rhetoric is meeting the reality of fighting terrorism ...

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Polish Parliament Approves Law Curtailing Courts’ Independence

The measure, which the president is expected to sign, would allow the governing Law and Justice party to handpick Supreme Court justices.

LA Times /
Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections

Natalia Veselnitskaya had represented a unit linked to the Russian spy agency in a property dispute.

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Led by populist Law and Justice party, Polish Parliament moves to strip Supreme Court of independence

The latest maneuver by the right-wing Law and Justice party has alarmed European officials.

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