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Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says.

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E.U. fines Google a record $2.7 billion in antitrust case over search results

European regulators claim Google illegally steered users toward its shopping website. The company is weighing an appeal.

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Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally

This ransomware attack, a more sophisticated assault based on a vulnerability exploited in May, hit companies across the globe.

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Attempted Brussels attack ‘could have been far worse,’ Belgian prime minister says

The terrorist bomb twice failed to fully detonate, authorities said.

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Macron Invites Trump to Paris for Bastille Day

It was not clear if Mr. Trump would accept, but France’s national holiday this year also commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into ...

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U.K. Orders Inquiry Into Cladding After Grenfell Tower Fire

Ninety-five buildings with materials similar to those used in the Grenfell Tower in London have fallen short in safety tests, “a 100 percent failure ...

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Angela Merkel Eases Her Resistance to Same-Sex Marriage in Germany

The chancellor, in a change of approach, said she would allow members of her party a free vote on the measure, meaning it would almost certainly pass.

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Extreme sport

This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise standard suburb of Paris.

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Ukraine intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev

Analysts believe the attack could be connected to the Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

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Slovakia's PM wants investigation after 'farce' in European Under-21 Championship

Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico wants Uefa to investigate his country's group-stage exit from the European Under-21 Championship.

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Portugal's Siresp rescue network 'failed forest fire victims'

Ten emergency calls in Portugal failed to get through as forest fires killed 64 people, reports say.

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Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

A former supporter of France's far-right is accused of helping an Iranian man reach the UK by boat.

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Products at Center of London Fire Faced Tougher Rules in U.S.

The manufacturers, Arconic and Whirlpool, are widely expected to be central players in litigation over the fire.

LA Times /
Here’s why Germany’s left has dwindling hopes of unseating Merkel

The Social Democrats, after governing with the chancellor’s center-right bloc, is having trouble offering a clear alternative. 

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NATO jet approached plane carrying Russian defense minister, reports say

The encounter over the Baltic Sea marks the latest in a string of aerial incidents pitting Russia and the West.

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Theresa May pledges ‘consensus’ on Britain’s E.U. withdrawal

The outreach over Brexit reflected the government’s weakened position after an election gamble that failed.

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Belgian soldiers shoot suspect after explosion at Brussels train station

Authorities said they were investigating the incident as terrorism.

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A majority of Russians don’t trust Putin to solve corruption. But they trust him to run the country.

In a new survey, Russians give their president high marks on his handling of global affairs.

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Pro-Putin bots are dominating Russian political talk on Twitter

A study of social network automation in nine countries, including Russia, China and the United States, yielded surprising findings.

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‘My son is no terrorist’: Family of Finsbury Park attack suspect provides few hints of possible motives

Police have the man in custody, but Muslims in London say that doesn’t lessen their fears.

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Britain to test schools and hospitals after 75 out of 75 high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

The 100 percent failure rate comes as the government reckons with the fallout of a blaze at London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 79 people.

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Russia says extremists planned deadly bombing using encrypted chat app Telegram

The app has become a focus of Russian efforts to curb the use of encrypted chat programs, which are also used by opposition activists.

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Massive new aircraft carrier pushes from dock

The British Royal Navy's largest aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, leaves its dock for the first time to begin its anticipated sea trials.

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Ant power: Dutch make bus run on formic acid

The drive to find more sustainable transport fuels has been given a boost by some Dutch students.

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Reality check

The EU argues that the rights of the bloc's citizens should not change as a result of Brexit.

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