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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…


Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Opens for First Time in 20 Years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Astebeha Tesfaye went to visit friends in Eritrea, and had to stay 20 years. “I was going to take the bus the next day,” he said by phone on Tuesday, “but I heard that the roads Read more…


Women in Australia’s Parliament Decry Bullying and Sexism in Push for Change

The spill certainly inflamed the tension in Parliament, but women have long struggled to find a foothold there. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young filed a defamation lawsuit against a male colleague after he told her during a debate over women’s safety to Read more…


Is Italy’s Prime Minister Looking for a Backup Job?

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, finding himself in a traditionally precarious job, sought to avoid putting all his eggs in one professional basket by pursuing a fallback position as a teacher in a Rome university. The twist: The basket in question Read more…


Catalonia Separatists Urge a Show of Strength on the Streets

MADRID — Almost a year after failing to secede from Spain, the separatist politicians who govern Catalonia plan another show of force on Tuesday, with the celebration of the region’s national day. In a defiant speech this past week, Catalonia’s Read more…


Syria and Russia Bomb Rebel-Held Idlib Province

BEIRUT — Syrian government and Russian warplanes bombed the southern edge of Idlib Province on Saturday, ratcheting up military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion. The bombings came a day after a summit meeting in Tehran where the Syrian Read more…


Egypt Court Sentences 75 to Death Over Deadly 2013 Protests

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in Cairo that spiraled into violence and resulted in the death of hundreds Read more…


French McDonald’s Workers Win Court Ruling Against Restaurant’s Sale

PARIS — Employees of a McDonald’s in a troubled Marseille neighborhood fighting to keep their restaurant open won a partial victory in court on Friday, their lawyer said. A court in the port city ruled that the McDonald’s in the 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…