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What to Watch for in Catalonia’s Election

Advertisement Catalans vote on Thursday for a new regional Parliament, an election that could decide whether the region persists in its drive for independence or instead seeks to negotiate a settlement with the Spanish central government after months of feuding. ...

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Europe Edition: Catalonia, Poland, Damian Green: Your Thursday Briefing

Advertisement (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: Catalonia’s declaration of independence pushed Spain into uncharted waters, and the national government called new elections in the region. With tens ...

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Theresa May’s Deputy Resigns in Furor Over Porn on Work Computer

Advertisement Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, suffered a new and damaging setback on Wednesday when a close and trusted ally, Damian Green, was forced to resign his cabinet post, after an investigation found that he misled the public about pornography ...

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Iran Sanctions Jury Deliberates: Was Banker a Liar or a Pawn?

Advertisement The jury considering the fate of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker charged with participating in an oil-for-gold smuggling scheme that violated United States sanctions against Iran, was sent home by the judge on Wednesday after deliberating for half ...

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Is That Champagne in Your Sorbet? Prove It

Advertisement In a fight that pitted Champagne producers against a discount supermarket, the European Union Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that the retailer can sell its Champagner Sorbet — but only if it can prove that Champagne is a ...

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A ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Strikes Romans as a Symbol of Their City’s Decline

Advertisement ROME — No sooner had workers hoisted a 72-foot tall Norway spruce in Rome’s central Piazza Venezia earlier this month than the mocking began. The tree was quickly nicknamed “Spelacchio,” or mangy, because so many of its dead needles ...

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Cardinal Law and the U.S.-Rome Sex Abuse Divide

Advertisement ROME — Early on Wednesday morning, hours after Cardinal Bernard F. Law died in a Rome hospital, a priest unlocked a small chapel at the Basilica of St. Mary Major and pointed to the spot under the marble altar ...

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Ukraine War Flares Again After a Lull

Advertisement MOSCOW — The war in rebel-held eastern Ukraine has escalated sharply this week, with the heaviest fighting in nearly a year, European observers and Western diplomats reported on Wednesday. The fighting broke out in the midst of a snowstorm ...

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Rovaniemi Journal: Santa in Finland, Where Marketing Triumphs Over Geography

Advertisement ROVANIEMI, Finland — Here in Santa Claus Village, near the Arctic Circle, is the self-anointed “Official Santa,” a Finn who refused to give his real name, insisting he was actually Mr. Claus. A couple of hundred yards away in ...

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profile: An American Jewish Author Now Calls Germany Home

Advertisement BERLIN — Deborah Feldman has learned to follow the sun. December marks the 31-year-old Brooklyn-raised writer’s fourth winter living in Berlin, a place notorious for its long, gray months, and by now she has it down: On the rare ...

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