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Europe

  1. international affairs
    The Threat Posed by Europe’s Far-Right Surge Is Much Bigger Than One ElectionGains by a right-wing party in Sweden weren’t as big as many feared, but a small win over extremism shouldn’t obscure the broader danger.
  2. Trump Ends NATO Summit by Announcing Diplomatic Breakthrough That Did Not HappenTrump took “total credit” for convincing NATO nations to raise military spending to unprecedented heights. They agreed to no such thing.
  3. Trump’s America Isn’t Going to the G7 to Make Friends (or Keep Them)Diplomacy between the U.S. and its Western allies is devolving into a carefully choreographed reality-show feud.
  4. Italy’s Political Crisis Is Rattling Europe. Here’s What You Need to Know.A standoff between Italy’s populist parties and the country’s president shook markets around the world, and is now threatening European stability.
  5. women's rights
    Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Legalize AbortionOne of the world’s most restrictive abortion bans is no more, following a landslide vote for repeal in Ireland.
  6. women's rights
    Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Legalize AbortionOne of the world’s most restrictive abortion bans is no more, following a landslide vote for repeal in Ireland.
  7. Europe Wants to Save the Iran Deal – But That Might Be ImpossibleThe EU is sick of being pushed around by Trump. But it’s not clear that it has the resources to defy America’s will.
  8. Trump to Announce Decision on Iran Deal TuesdayThe president teased his announcement about the fate of the nuclear agreement as though it were a reality-show finale.
  9. awful things
    3 Dead After Van Drives Into Crowd in Münster, GermanyThe driver committed suicide after ramming into a crowd of people outside a restaurant, but terrorism may not have been his motive.
  10. international affairs
    Angela Merkel Retains Power in Germany After Months of DeadlockShe will begin her fourth, and reportedly last, term as chancellor later this month.
  11. Jitters Rise in Europe As Merkel Can’t Form GovernmentIf Angela Merkel can no longer govern Germany, how can Germany govern the EU?
  12. spreading scandalously
    Nutella Maker Secretly Changed the Spread’s Recipe So It’s More SugaryNew labels also show there’s 16 percent more powdered milk.
  13. Do Americans Know Where Our Troops Are and Why They Are There?The deaths of U.S. troops in Niger opened up a whole series of bigger questions about troop deployments and the strategies used to justify them.
  14. international affairs
    Spain Moves to Fire Catalonia’s Leadership, Strip Region’s AutonomyThe political crisis just got a whole lot worse.
  15. the harvey weinstein case
    Harvey Weinstein Is Reportedly Going to Sex Rehab in EuropeAccording to TMZ, “He wants to come back with fresh, new ideas.”
  16. edible insects
    European Supermarket Chain Unveils Delightful-Sounding ‘Mealworm Burgers’The company worked with a start-up for three years to develop the product.
  17. international affairs
    Merkel Says Trump-Led U.S. Is No Longer a Reliable AllyShe thinks Europe must now be prepared to go it alone.
  18. global warming
    Report: Trump Saying He Will Pull U.S. Out of Paris Climate DealAmerica’s exit from the agreement wouldn’t doom the 195-country pact, but it would increase the danger the world faces from global warming.
  19. cybercrime
    Cybersecurity Experts Worry That Ransomware Crisis Could Get Worse on MondayWhile the original malware used in Friday’s worldwide attack was shut down, many computers are likely still vulnerable to new variants.
  20. international affairs
    Centrist Macron Defeats Far-Right Le Pen in French Presidential ElectionThe European political Establishment exhales.
  21. roundup
    What Pundits Are Saying About the French ElectionEmmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are headed into a historic race.
  22. france
    Macron and Le Pen Advance to Runoff for French PresidencyThe centrist Macron and far-right Le Pen will go head-to-head on May 7.
  23. Hijacked Truck Plows Into Pedestrians, Killing at Least 3 in StockholmThe latest in a line of truck attacks hits the Swedish capital.
  24. muslim women
    European Court Rules Employers Can Ban Hijabs in the WorkplaceThe European Union’s highest court ruled a company’s wish to appear neutral was legitimate.
  25. Trump Is Turning America’s Closest Allies Against UsThe House of Commons won’t let the American president address it, while Germany’s top newspaper calls on the free world to mobilize against Trump.
  26. international affairs
    Far-Right Presidential Candidate Defeated in Austria, Halting Populist TideEurope’s moderates and liberals can finally exhale, at least for a moment.
  27. Officials Will Demolish the ‘Jungle,’ France’s Massive Migrant Camp in CalaisThey will be clearing the settlement of refugees and migrants over the next few days.
  28. Europeans Work 19 Percent Fewer Hours Than Americans DoThe average American works one more hour every weekday than the average European.
  29. haixit
    Haim Cancels European Tour to Finish New Album“We’re at a critical point in finishing up and need to stay close to home.”
  30. brexit
    Many in the UK Are Clamoring for a Brexit Do-OverAnd more than 140,000 Londoners now want out of the UK, but neither is likely at this point.
  31. international affairs
    Belgian Police Conduct Major Anti-Terrorism SweepTwelve people were arrested and three ultimately charged after dozens of anti-terrorism raids were conducted across the country, possibly in response to an immediate threat. 
  32. The Assassination of MP Jo Cox Has Intensified Britain’s Political CrisisHer suspected killer said his name was “death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” in a court appearance on Saturday, but how the tragedy will influence next week’s Brexit vote remains unclear.
  33. Sweden Has More Men Than Women for the First Time in Recorded HistoryThe next step: patriarchal wasteland.
  34. international affairs
    Belgium Continues Anti-Terrorism Raids, ArrestsAs Belgium’s dysfunctional security services struggle to confront the country’s jihadi problem, the missed opportunities to prevent last month’s attacks loom large. 
  35. brussels attacks
    Belgium Charges Three Terrorism SuspectsEuropean authorities continue to try and unravel ISIS’s terrorist network following Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels.
  36. Recalls
    Mars Just Recalled Candy Bars in 55 Different CountriesIt’s expected to cost the company tens of millions of dollars.
  37. Beer Me
    World’s Best Town to Install Public Beer FountainLocal officials opted for this over fixing their water supply.
  38. Scams
    Benoît Violier Was Reportedly the Victim of a Million-Dollar Wine ScamA new report says he got screwed out of millions in fine wine.
  39. RIP
    World-Renowned Chef Benoît Violier Dies of Apparent SuicideThe 44-year-old chef’s restaurant was named the best in the world just a month and a half ago.
  40. Food Fights
    California Markets Olive Oil As Scandal-FreePlus, Stateside orchards are “industrial marvels.”
  41. The Chain Gang
    Consumer Groups Accuse McDonald’s of Price-Gouging Franchisees on RentThey claim the chain is charging up to ten times the market rate in the EU.
  42. migrant crisis
    Nearly One Million Migrants Have Fled to Europe This YearThe global refugee population has also surged to its highest level in more than two decades.
  43. Heatlh
    A Major Winemaker Will Soon Post Calorie CountsTreasury Wine Estates will blaze the trail.
  44. Europe Is Still Floundering on Refugees As More Drown at SeaSix Afghan children drowned in the latest crossing attempt. 
  45. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Is About to Have Major Tax Trouble in EuropeThe EU plans to investigate if the chain dodged over $1 billion in taxes.
  46. Europe Breaks Up Alleged ISIS Recruitment RingPolice say the aspiring militants were part of a group that aims to establish a caliphate in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
  47. The Chain Gang
    The EU Says Starbucks Created a Shady Shell Company to Avoid Paying TaxesIt was suddenly dissolved as soon as regulators started asking questions.
  48. migrant crisis
    Refugees Diverted After Hungary Closes Border with CroatiaOrban doubles down on opposition to Muslim migrants, says Islam “never part of Europe.”
  49. With Some Opposition, European Leaders Establish Refugee QuotasOver the opposition of Hungary and three other Eastern European countries.
  50. Croatia Overwhelmed by Thousands of MigrantsThe European Union’s muddled response to the crisis is now on full display.
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