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To End Stalemate, Will Sweden Include Far-Right Party in Government?

STOCKHOLM — Two questions dominate Swedish politics after elections this month yielded a stalemate: Who will violate a campaign pledge? And will it result, for the first time, in a government that has support from a nationalist party with neo-Nazi Read more…


E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


Migrants’ Emotional Ties to U.S. Expressed in Flags, Tombs and Fancy Homes

CHIVARRETO, Guatemala — Perched high on a mountain slope above a hamlet in Guatemala, the sign is hard to miss: 10 metal letters, each 33-feet-high and painted white, spelling out the town’s name. “CHIVARRETO.” That the sign calls to mind Read more…


As Sweden Votes, the Far Right Gains Even in an Immigrant Bastion

FLEN, Sweden — The entrance to the small mosque is blocked by a gate. A window is badly cracked around a hole from a rock or a BB gun. A sliding metal security door has been painted with a swastika, Read more…


Sweden Was Long Seen as a ‘Moral Superpower.’ That May Be Changing.

STOCKHOLM — In a civic center in Rinkeby, a heavily immigrant district of northwest Stockholm, several hundred people gathered recently for a forum on Sweden’s coming election and the future of the country. The conversation, about the nature of Sweden’s Read more…


German Far-Right and Counterprotesters Clash in Chemnitz

BERLIN — Protesters flashing Nazi salutes and shouting “Foreigners out” clashed Monday night with counterdemonstrators chanting “Refugees welcome,” in a second night of violence in the east German city of Chemnitz that left several people injured and a country dismayed Read more…


Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention

SYDNEY, Australia — For the first time in nearly four years, a group of migrants was caught illegally entering the Australian mainland by sea this week, after surviving a shipwreck and several days in crocodile-infested waters, the authorities said. By Read more…


Scott Morrison, a Pragmatic Conservative, Will Be Australia’s New Prime Minister

A relative moderate in Australia’s conservative party and an ally of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is poised to succeed him after a vote on Friday that capped days of chaos in the capital and underscored just how turbulent Australian politics Read more…


Can a Woman Head a Household in Dubai? Our Reporter Ventures to Find Out

DUBAI — Grifters looking for a big score. Laborers keeping their families back home afloat. Middle-class couples seeking to raise their children free from the Mideast’s war zones. Dubai, with its Bright Lights, Big City aura, and the six other Read more…


‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

CEUTA, Spain — For most migrants from Africa, the last stage of their trip to Europe involves some sort of perilous sea crossing. At the border in Ceuta, there is just a fence. Ceuta (pronounced say-YOU-tah) is one of the Read more…