Europe

Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Stop Scotland From Leaving U.K.

Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Stop Scotland From Leaving U.K.

Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Stop Scotland From Leaving U.K. Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Stop Scotland From Leaving U.K. LONDON — Barely six months after Britain broke away from the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is increasingly consumed with trying to stop the breakaway of restive parts of the United Kingdom. On Friday, Mr. …

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Lebanon Faces Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, U.N. Says

Lebanon Faces Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, U.N. Says

Lebanon Faces Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, U.N. Says Lebanon Faces Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, U.N. Says Lebanon is facing a looming humanitarian catastrophe, with dire shortages of food and medicine threatening to add to the suffering of a nation now reeling from the deadly explosion in the port city of Beirut, according to the United Nations. The warning came as Lebanon’s president, …

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Aleksandr Lukashenko Increasingly in Peril as Belarus Election Nears

Aleksandr Lukashenko Increasingly in Peril as Belarus Election Nears

Aleksandr Lukashenko Increasingly in Peril as Belarus Election Nears Aleksandr Lukashenko Increasingly in Peril as Belarus Election Nears MINSK, Belarus — The man often described as “Europe’s last dictator” has never looked so shaky. During his 26 years in power, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko — the iron-fisted president of Belarus and the longest-serving leader in the former Soviet Union — has …

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In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War When President Andrzej Duda of Poland was sworn in on Thursday for a second term in office after a bitterly divisive campaign in which he rallied support by targeting homosexuality as a threat to …

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The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages WASHINGTON — The United States government on Thursday became, for a brief moment, one of the biggest and perhaps most annoying telemarketers in Russia. Seeking to publicize new rewards of up to $10 million for information about people trying to …

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What Is a Museum? A Dispute Erupts Over a New Definition

What Is a Museum? A Dispute Erupts Over a New Definition

What Is a Museum? A Dispute Erupts Over a New Definition What Is a Museum? A Dispute Erupts Over a New Definition LONDON — Museums are having an identity crisis. Answering the question of “What is a museum?” might seem easy to anyone who’s visited one, but it has provoked a furor at the International Council of Museums, a Paris-based …

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Arda Turan Joins Galatasaray and Emerges From Exile

Arda Turan Joins Galatasaray and Emerges From Exile

Arda Turan Joins Galatasaray and Emerges From Exile Arda Turan Joins Galatasaray and Emerges From Exile ISTANBUL — In the end, the question feels inappropriate. A little ridiculous, even. Arda Turan is sitting on the terrace of an impossibly lavish hotel, picking at a platter of fat grapes and sweet oranges and slices of fresh watermelon. The Bosporus shimmers a …

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New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Lascaux Cave Artisans

New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Lascaux Cave Artisans

New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Lascaux Cave Artisans New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Lascaux Cave Artisans About 17,000 years ago, in the caves of Lascaux, France, ancestors drew on grotto walls, depicting equines, stags, bison, aurochs and felines. They wanted to convey to other humans a political reality crucial to their survival: They shared …

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It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up.

It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up.

It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up. It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up. ROME — Six weeks shy of his birthday, Giuseppe Paternò fulfilled the dream of a lifetime: He got a university degree. “Don’t get lost because you find obstacles …

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Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Virus Test.

Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Virus Test.

Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Virus Test. Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Virus Test. BERLIN — When she returned to Germany last week from a vacation in Serbia, one of the first things Snjezana Kirstein did was to stop at a pop-up coronavirus testing center at Berlin’s Tegel Aiport. Whereas such tests can be …

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