Europe

Who Will Replace Angela Merkel as German Conservatives’ Leader?

The three leading candidates for leader of the Christian Democratic Union — Friedrich Merz, second from left, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, center,…

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Irish Lawmakers Vote to Allow Abortion, Part of Landmark Liberal Shift

A celebration in Dublin after a referendum overturned Ireland’s ban on abortion in May.CreditCreditPaulo Nunes dos Santos for The New…

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Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All

Luxembourg has the highest number of cars for its population in the European Union: 662 for 1,000 people.CreditCreditLudovic Marin/Agence France-Presse…

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Iceland in Uproar Over Secret Recording of Politicians’ Sexist Remarks

Former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson of Iceland apologized after he and other politicians were secretly recorded using sexist, crude…

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‘Already an Exception’: Merkel’s Legacy Is Shaped by Migration and Austerity

For 13 years, Angela Merkel has been chancellor of Germany and leader of Europe, steering her country and continent through…

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The Father, the Son and the Sins of Italian Politics

Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s deputy prime minister, has a squeaky clean reputation, but his father has been accused of illegal…

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Putin Vows to ‘React Accordingly’ if U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

A day after Washington gave Russia a 60-day ultimatum to comply with a weapons pact, President Vladimir V. Putin said…

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Some Words Defy Translation. Angela Merkel Showed Why.

There was a storm, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, but the type surprised some listeners.CreditCreditTimm Schamberger/EPA, via Shutterstock BERLIN — Some…

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500-Year-Old Skeleton Found in London (Thigh-High Boots and All)

Excavating a skeleton believed to date from 500 years ago at Chambers Wharf in southeast London in June.CreditCreditMola Headland Infrastructure/EPA,…

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France’s ‘Yellow Vests’: A Populist Movement Following Its Own Playbook

The demands of the so-called Yellow Vests in France are similar to those of other populist movements, but the uprising…

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