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Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

A test for Christine Lagarde Ms. Lagarde is poised to become president of the European Central Bank at a difficult time. Growth in the eurozone has slowed to a crawl, and central banks in the U.S., Japan and Europe have largely exhausted their arsenals of stimulus measures. Investors expect her …

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E.U. Punishes Turkey for Gas Drilling Off Cyprus Coast

BRUSSELS — Turkey’s relationship with the West suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the European Union decided to suspend contacts between high-level officials, as well as to pull financial aid, in response to Turkey’s gas exploration in Cypriot national waters. European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels said they …

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Italy Police Seize Missile From Neo-Nazi Sympathizers

The police in Italy seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on Monday on neo-Nazi sympathizers. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. Three men …

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Plane Crash in Sweden Kills All 9 Onboard

STOCKHOLM — A single-engine plane crashed on a small island in northern Sweden killing all nine people onboard, the authorities said on Monday. The plane took off from a regional airport near the university city of Umea at 1:30 p.m. and crashed on a tiny island in a river not …

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Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Green parties surge in Europe A crop of once radical, single-issue environmental protest parties have emerged as the unlikely beneficiaries of the seismic disruptions to Europe’s politics in recent years. Climate change has vaulted to near the top of voters’ concerns in a Europe plagued by record-high temperatures. Traditional social …

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