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  1. extreme heat
    Fires Break Out Around London As Heat Wave Sets U.K. Temperature RecordEurope’s historic heat wave is breaking more temperature records while firefighters struggle to contain wildfires in France, Spain, and Portugal.
  2. the money game
    Are the Sanctions Against Russia Working or Not?Russia has been able to defend against the West’s efforts to derail its economy, but longer term damage still looms.
  3. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Is Shifting, Not EndingThe withdrawal of Russian forces from around Kyiv has provided both respite and new horrors. Now the fighting will intensify elsewhere.
  4. foreign interests
    Russia’s War of Self-DestructionFrom Ukraine’s fierce resistance to the unified global backlash, Putin’s adventure is blowing up in his face.
  5. ukraine
    U.S. and Allies Will Block Russia’s SWIFT AccessThe drastic move will cut off a number of Russia’s banks from the world financial system and significantly curtail its international trade.
  6. foreign interests
    Is Putin Choosing War in Ukraine?The Russian president has ordered troops over the border, but there’s still a chance to avoid a disastrous full-scale invasion.
  7. covid-19
    What We Do and Don’t Know About the Omicron VariantThe variant is now the most common strain in the U.S. and appears well on its way to becoming dominant worldwide.
  8. covid-19
    Austria Institutes Lockdown, National Vaccine Mandate Amid COVID SurgeDemonstrations against anti-COVID restrictions were staged in Vienna and several other European cities on Saturday.
  9. covid-19
    COVID-19 Cases Surge Across EuropeSeveral countries are seeing alarming spikes in the number of newly reported infections as Europe enters its second pandemic winter.
  10. covid-19
    Why Are U.K. COVID Cases Soaring?The highly vaccinated country is experiencing its biggest spike in new infections since midsummer.
  11. extreme weather
    Scenes of Devastation After Deadly Floods in Germany and BelgiumAt least 188 people are dead and hundreds still missing. Over the weekend, more flash floods struck other parts of Germany and Austria.
  12. foreign interests
    Can Biden Make America Lead the Free World Again?His Europe trip is meant to reassure allies that the U.S. is back in the business of global leadership, but long-term credibility will be a hard sell.
  13. explainer
    European Union to Ban Its Airlines From Belarus Airspace After Ryanair DiversionOn Monday, a video also appeared of dissident Roman Protasevich in custody, which his allies claim was recorded under duress.
  14. games
    Why Everyone Is Enraged About the European Super LeagueEurope’s top soccer teams are forming an exclusive new league just for themselves — and even their biggest fans are now in open revolt.
  15. covid-19
    Did Europe Go Too Far in Pausing the AstraZeneca Vaccine?One expert says she is “tremendously disturbed” by the decision to halt the shot over blood-clot fears.
  16. technology
    Europe’s Quest to Fix the InternetThe European Union’s new plan to rein in big tech could force gargantuan companies to behave fairly and reshape the internet around the globe.
  17. covid-19
    How the West Lost COVIDHow did so many rich countries get it so wrong? How did others get it so right?
  18. foreign policy
    Trump Is Gone, But Europe Still Needs Some SpaceWhile Europe welcomed Biden’s win, it still sees America as an unreliable friend. Pursuing independence from Washington is more appealing than ever.
  19. international affairs
    What to Make of the U.K.-E.U. Brexit Trade DealThe agreement will ensure Britain continued access to the European market, but doesn’t cover the service sector and leaves many issues unresolved.
  20. politics
    Brexit and Biden Rekindle Hopes for a United IrelandWith Britain leaving Europe and an Irish American president-elect, nationalists say their dream of Irish reunification may finally be within reach.
  21. politics
    How the Pandemic Dealt a Blow to Europe’s Far RightCOVID-19 led to setbacks for many far-right parties across Europe as issues like immigration receded and voters sought out competent leadership.
  22. covid-19
    Second Coronavirus Wave Propels European Countries Into Lockdown 2.0France, Germany announce lockdowns that will last at least a month. “We no longer have control of the spread of the virus,” Chancellor Merkel warned.
  23. coronavirus
    Europe May Emerge From the Pandemic As a Stronger UnionCOVID-19 threatened to exacerbate divisions in the E.U., but its recovery plan has raised hopes that this time, catastrophe will unite Europe.
  24. international affairs
    What Sinn Féin’s Election Victory Means for IrelandThe nationalist party campaigned on domestic issues, but Brexit likely helped its cause — and Irish reunification is still on its agenda.
  25. life after warming
    U.N. Climate Talks Collapsed in Madrid. What’s the Way Forward?Following the unsuccessful COP25 conference in Madrid, it’s time to think about a new framework for climate action.
  26. politics
    The Blundering Brilliance of Boris JohnsonBrexit has given the U.K’s self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he’s doing.
  27. democracy
    Revisiting the Promise of a World Without the Berlin WallEuropeans and Americans need to reckon with how we haven’t lived up to the spirit and ideals of November 1989.
  28. life after warming
    We May Be Dooming Ourselves With Climate NIMBYismThe uneven incentives of climate action are driving the world to inaction. There may be no way to escape the trap.
  29. world view
    Trump Has Undone the Alliance That Made D-Day a SuccessFor decades, the U.S. and Europe were tightly bound by shared values and sacrifice. Trump’s visit normalized a reality that is none of those things.
  30. foreign interests
    The Rise of the Far Right Is a Global Security ThreatFrom Vienna to Washington, right-wing governments are hobbling national security agencies’ efforts to counter white-supremacist violence.
  31. foreign interests
    Spanish Election Shows the Left Can Resist Europe’s Nationalist WaveThough Spain’s far-right Vox Party won its first seats in Parliament, the Socialists’ win may offer a model for other progressive European parties.
  32. world view
    Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I RemembrancesIf you look past Trump’s usual affronts, the memorials offered messages about nationalism and weakened alliances that are still relevant today.
  33. naked capitalism
    We’re Headed for a Brexit CrashoutWe’re on a path to the worst sort of Brexit: no plan, no transition period, and a U.K. financial crisis for which we’re totally unprepared.
  34. just asking questions
    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
  35. europe
    Spanish Official: Trump Suggested Building a Wall Across the SaharaIf Trump can’t have his border wall, maybe Spain can.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Jitters Rise in Europe As Merkel Can’t Form GovernmentIf Angela Merkel can no longer govern Germany, how can Germany govern the EU?
  46. 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.
  47. international affairs
    Spain Moves to Fire Catalonia’s Leadership, Strip Region’s AutonomyThe political crisis just got a whole lot worse.
  48. international affairs
    Merkel Says Trump-Led U.S. Is No Longer a Reliable AllyShe thinks Europe must now be prepared to go it alone.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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