Europe

They ran out of other people’s votesTHE 19th-century mansion on the chic left bank of Paris, with its tiled floors and sweeping stone staircase, was
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When in Rome, persecute RomaANGELA MERKEL is not the only head of a European government with a disruptive interior minister. Since entering the Italia
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TO THE relief of commanders and the dismay of pacifists, Germany’s armed forces have crossed a threshold. On June 13th a Bundestag committee voted t
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GERMANY’S centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) can move fast and brutally against a leader whose time is up. In 1999 Angela Merkel knifed W
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FIVE junior politicians, chuckling away on a pleasure boat. There is only one known photo of the day, in 1985, when Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germa
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MUHAMMAD SHEIKHOUNI came to Turkey from Syria in 2006, long before his native country plunged into civil war, and fell in love with Recep Tayyip Erdog
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FEMINISTS were delighted by Justin Trudeau’s response when he was asked, shortly after becoming Canada’s prime minister, why half the members of h
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WHEN Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged his supporters in December 2016 to defend their currency, the lira, by selling their dollars, eur
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POLAND has both a president and a prime minister, but Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is its real leader. Mr K
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Alexander solved knotty problems fasterALEXANDER THE GREAT conquered the ancient world in far less time than it took the two countries that claim his
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GERMANY has long considered itself a bridge between east and west Europe. Karel Schwarzenberg, a Czech former foreign minister, recalls Helmut Kohl te
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YOU can’t fault them for trying. Discussing trade at last week’s disastrous G7 summit in Quebec, Europe’s leaders met Donald Trump’s volley of
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VLADIMIR PUTIN rarely speaks English in public, but he made an exception in 2010, when Russia won the right to host the World Cup in 2018. “From bot
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Marine Le Pen reacted with delight, the Vatican with dismay. But it is clear that by closing his country’s ports to a ship loaded with rescued migra
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Demirtas: in jail, but on the campaign trailHUNDREDS of new apartment blocks are rising from the rubble of Nusaybin, a city in Turkey’s Kurdish sout
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SOMETIMES silence speaks louder than words. Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, did not utter a word of condemnation of the murder of Soumail
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ON A cloudy night Anderijn Peeters, a horse-trainer turned environmental protester, parks at a wildlife preserve 30km east of Amsterdam. The back of h
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WITH unforeseen suddenness, a new political era has begun in Spain. Having ousted Mariano Rajoy, the long-serving conservative prime minister, in a pa
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WHEN it came, it was everything and nothing at the same time. For over half a year Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, waited for a German response
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THEY have been living in tents in parks and community centres and the authorities are straining to care for them. But 23 years after the end of the Bo
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