Washington Post /
How an Irish-American woman’s legal case helped spur Ireland’s abortion referendum

Amanda Mellet contested Ireland’s abortion ban at the U.N. — and won.

Washington Post /
Viktor Orban promised ‘revenge’ against his enemies in Hungary. Now they’re preparing for it.

Critics fear they’ll have even less room to operate as he tightens his grip.

NY Times /
Swedish Law Now Recognizes Sex Without Consent as Rape

The Swedish Parliament passed a law requiring explicit consent — verbal or physical — from participants before they engage in a sexual act.

NY Times /
Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

BMW and Mercedes-Benz rebuffed Apple’s overtures for a self-driving car partnership, according to people familiar with the talks.

Washington Post /
After Trump says U.S. will withdraw from Iran deal, allies say they’ll try to save it

But the options for Europe and the other signatories are limited.

Washington Post /
Armenia’s opposition leader named prime minister, and his supporters erupt in cheers

Nikol Pashinyan led weeks of protest against a government many saw as corrupt.

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Recovery 'extremely painful,' poisoned Russian woman says

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, are continuing to recover from a nerve agent attack, and their rehabilitation has been "slow and extremely painful," the daughter said Wednesday.

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The Americans trying to stop Ireland from voting Yes to abortion

American anti-abortion groups are hoping to sway Ireland's abortion referendum, leaving some Irish fearful that foreign influence is disrupting their political process.

BBC News /
Irish abortion referendum: The women travelling #HomeToVote

Voters are returning home from across the world to cast their ballot in Friday's historic referendum.

NY Times /
Yulia Skripal Describes ‘Extremely Painful’ Recovery From Poisoning

The victim of a nerve agent attack gave her first videotaped statement, in an attempt to quell swirling speculation, especially from Russia.

NY Times /
Italy’s Populists Get a Green Light to Govern, in New Threat to Europe

The step seems certain to make Italy the most important European Union member to fall to populist forces in a big victory for the bloc’s antagonists.

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Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia

The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury tells Reuters she is taking "one day at a time".

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Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to survive'

The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury makes her first video statement since the attack.

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Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

The president names political novice Giuseppe Conte as prime minister in a bid to end 11 weeks of deadlock.

BBC News /
Turkish lira rallies after emergency rate hike

It comes after the currency hit a record low on fears the government will meddle with interest rates.

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Macedonia ex-PM Gruevski jailed over luxury Mercedes purchase

Nikola Gruevski was found guilty of unlawfully influencing officials in the purchase of a luxury car.

NY Times /
Skipping School to Get Cheap Flights? Sometimes, That’s a Police Matter

Officers in Germany recently caught 21 families trying to travel a few days before official vacations, when tickets often cost less. The fine is up ...

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UK 'thief' held in woods hideout in France

The ex-British soldier, who is suspected of a number of burglaries, spent five months on the run.

NY Times /
Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth and Privilege

For the first time, the British university released data about its admissions, and the figures showed a continuing gap in prospects along racial and economic lines.

NY Times /
Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There?

France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader.

BBC News /
Olof Palme murder: Swedish police explore 'new lead' in unsolved case

Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot dead in Stockholm in 1986 and the case remains unsolved.

NY Times /
Italy’s Populists Offer Giuseppe Conte for Prime Minister; N.Y.U. Claim in Question

Mr. Conte, a civil law professor with a long résumé, must still be approved. But his main qualification may be his willingness to do the bidding of ...

BBC News /
Macron French reforms: SNCF workers vote down changes

As three months of strikes continue, French rail workers overwhelmingly reject a raft of changes.

BBC News /
German firm apologises for 'racist' post linked to Meghan Markle

An image of a chocolate sweet in a bridal dress asked: "Wouldn't you also want to be Meghan today?"

NY Times /
Pursuits: Searching for Dinosaurs in a Seaside English Town

A novice fossil hunter immerses himself in the local pastime in the town of Lyme Regis in southwest England, an area that sits on a 95-mile stretch ...

NY Times /
5 Places: Five Places to Shop in Verona

Shopping isn’t the first thought that springs to mind about Verona, a picturesque city in Italy’s Veneto region. (Think of Romeo and Juliet.) But shops in the town’s historical center are worthy of attention.

BBC News /
Brexit: Border issue to be discussed in Brussels

UK and EU negotiators will debate plans for a 'backstop' plan if no deal is reached

NY Times /
Europe Edition: Mark Zuckerberg, Manchester, Ramadan: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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