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Europe Welcomes Biden, but Won’t Wait for Him

Europe Welcomes Biden, but Won’t Wait for Him

Europe Welcomes Biden, but Won’t Wait for Him Europe Welcomes Biden, but Won’t Wait for Him As a politician with his eye on the midterm congressional elections, “Biden will focus like a laser in his first year on the pandemic, on reopening the economy, on unemployment, on infrastructure, on health care, on an economic stimulus,” Mr. Kupchan said. “There will …

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Merkel Blames Trump for U.S. Capitol Mob, but Europe Also Sees Reason for Hope

Merkel Blames Trump for U.S. Capitol Mob, but Europe Also Sees Reason for Hope

Merkel Blames Trump for U.S. Capitol Mob, but Europe Also Sees Reason for Hope Merkel Blames Trump for U.S. Capitol Mob, but Europe Also Sees Reason for Hope BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Thursday placed the blame for the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol a day before squarely on President Trump, although she and other leaders …

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Covid Vaccine Rollouts in Europe Are Off to a Shaky Start

Covid Vaccine Rollouts in Europe Are Off to a Shaky Start

Covid Vaccine Rollouts in Europe Are Off to a Shaky Start Covid Vaccine Rollouts in Europe Are Off to a Shaky Start With a more contagious variant of the coronavirus forcing England to impose a strict new national lockdown and European nations extending restrictions in the face of rising cases, political leaders have promised that mass vaccinations will bring an …

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A Locked-Down Europe Bids a Subdued Good Riddance to an Awful Year

A Locked-Down Europe Bids a Subdued Good Riddance to an Awful Year

A Locked-Down Europe Bids a Subdued Good Riddance to an Awful Year A Locked-Down Europe Bids a Subdued Good Riddance to an Awful Year To ring out a year the world wishes had been an illusion, the biggest event in Paris really was one. It is called, perhaps optimistically, “Welcome to the Other Side.” From within a virtual Notre-Dame Cathedral …

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Brexit’s Silver Lining for Europe

Brexit’s Silver Lining for Europe

Brexit’s Silver Lining for Europe Brexit’s Silver Lining for Europe PARIS — It is done at last. On Jan. 1, with the Brexit transition period over, Britain will no longer be part of the European Union’s single market and customs union. The departure will be ordered, thanks to a last-minute deal running to more than 1,200 pages, but still painful …

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Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe LONDON — Britain was all but cut off from the rest of Europe on Monday, with flights and trains banned by some 40 countries and freight deliveries halted at French ports, as its neighbors tried desperately to stop a fast-spreading variant of …

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Pythons Slithered Through Europe Before Coiling Around the World

Pythons Slithered Through Europe Before Coiling Around the World

Pythons Slithered Through Europe Before Coiling Around the World Pythons Slithered Through Europe Before Coiling Around the World From 20-foot anacondas to species that can comfortably fit on a quarter, snakes slither across much of the world today. That’s in part because they’re remarkably good at adapting to new environments — for instance, the Burmese python, native to Southeast Asia, …

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Big Fines and Strict Rules Unveiled Against ‘Big Tech’ in Europe

Big Fines and Strict Rules Unveiled Against ‘Big Tech’ in Europe

Big Fines and Strict Rules Unveiled Against ‘Big Tech’ in Europe Big Fines and Strict Rules Unveiled Against ‘Big Tech’ in Europe Mr. Lewis said the debate will be a test for the relationship between the United States and European Union, which was strained during the Trump administration on issues like digital taxes. A trade group representing big American tech …

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Big Tech Turns Its Lobbyists Loose on Europe, Alarming Regulators

Big Tech Turns Its Lobbyists Loose on Europe, Alarming Regulators

Big Tech Turns Its Lobbyists Loose on Europe, Alarming Regulators Big Tech Turns Its Lobbyists Loose on Europe, Alarming Regulators On Tuesday, European Union officials led by Ms. Vestager will introduce some of the world’s most far-reaching technology regulations. The rules take aim at so-called gatekeeper platforms, like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, which have an outsize role in the …

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Europe Keeps Schools Open, not Restaurants, Unlike U.S. cities

Europe Keeps Schools Open, not Restaurants, Unlike U.S. cities

Europe Keeps Schools Open, not Restaurants, Unlike U.S. cities Europe Keeps Schools Open, not Restaurants, Unlike U.S. cities PARIS — As a second lockdown appeared inevitable amid skyrocketing coronavirus infections, the scientists advising the French government in October warned that keeping students in their classrooms meant it would take longer to tame the surge. The government kept the schools open …

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