Category: Europe

Hungary Plan That Could Shutter Soros’s University Is Called ‘Political Vandalism’

Observers say the move is the latest development in a crackdown on free expression and liberal values under Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has denounced the billionaire philanthropist.

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Ireland Is Urged to Do More for the Economically Vulnerable

Europe’s top human rights body called on the government to provide more aid to women, children and the Traveler community, a historically excluded group.

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News Analysis: ‘Brexit’ Shook Pillars of the West, but They’re Not Crumbling Yet

Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U. and Donald J. Trump’s election are blows to multilateralism, but many European nations seem to be shying away from going it alone.

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Making ‘Brexit’ Official, U.K. Wades Into a Thorny Thicket

Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, kicking off a two-year negotiation steeped in peril for both sides.

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Wife of French Candidate François Fillon Faces Formal Inquiry

Penelope Fillon is accused of drawing a salary for a fake parliamentary job, part of a case that has dragged down the presidential campaign of her husband.

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Carlos the Jackal Receives a Third Life Sentence in France

The terrorist, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, was convicted of tossing a hand grenade into a Paris drugstore in 1974, killing two and wounding 34.

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Scotland Votes to Demand a Post-‘Brexit’ Independence Referendum

A vote by the Scottish Parliament sets the stage for a tussle between London and Edinburgh, with Scottish voters preferring to stay in the European Union.

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Germany Refuses Turkey’s Request to Spy on Opponents of Erdogan

The refusal was the latest strain to relations as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pursues a referendum next month to expand his powers.

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‘Here Lies’: A Clue in Hebrew Points to Rome’s Medieval Jewish Cemetery

Archaeologists say that 38 skeletons unearthed in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood were likely buried in the long-vanished Campus Iudeorum, or Field of the Jews.

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France Investigating Police Killing of Chinese Man in Paris

An officer fatally shot the man, Liu Shaoyo, 56, at his home on Sunday amid murky circumstances, setting off violent protests.

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