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Is Erdogan making the Ottoman Empire great again?

SARAJEVO — Not every Turkish president can come to Sarajevo and get an endorsement from both heaven and earth, but Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to pull it off. At a pre-election rally for Erdogan in the Bosnian capital last...

/ June 22, 2018
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Rising Star Caitlin Keogh on How Vintage Fashion and Contemporary Poetry Inspire Her Hypnotic Paintings

Situated in a nondescript converted storefront in Long Island City, Caitlin Keogh’s studio is unusually neat and pristine for a painter. Right now, it is nearly empty, the majority of her recent paintings having already been shipped to Boston, where her...

/ June 22, 2018
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‘They Force You to Look Without Judgement’: Watch Nick Cave Describe the Origins of His Trademark Soundsuits

If you visit the Park Avenue Armory in New York sometime this month, make sure to bring your dancing shoes. The artist Nick Cave has transformed the massive drill hall into a cavernous disco where New Yorkers are invited to...

/ June 21, 2018
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From Painted Kites to an Artist Studio Dedicated to Rejection, the Carnegie International’s First Round of New Projects Is Full of Surprises

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s recurring survey of art around the world, the Carnegie International, returns to Pittsburgh for its 57th edition this fall. But this year’s event, organized by curator Ingrid Schaffner, will be a bit different than previous...

/ June 21, 2018
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How Matteo Salvini is dominating Italian politics

ANGELA MERKEL is not the only head of a European government with a disruptive interior minister. Since entering the Italian cabinet on June 1st Matteo Salvini has managed for different reasons to annoy the governments of Tunisia, Malta, France and...

/ June 21, 2018
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The incredible disappearing French Socialist Party

THE 19th-century mansion on the chic left bank of Paris, with its tiled floors and sweeping stone staircase, was for decades an iconic part of French Socialist history. François Mitterrand arrived there in 1981 to celebrate his victory as the...

/ June 21, 2018
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Public transport is in decline in many wealthy cities

JUANA, who came to America from Guatemala, used to take the bus to and from cleaning jobs. It wore on her. Walking to the bus stop after a long day at work was exhausting, especially when it rained, as it...

/ June 21, 2018
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Trade War: European Union taxes American imports

The European Union will start taxing a range of U.S. imports Saturday, including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The 28-nation EU’s trade...

/ June 21, 2018
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European human rights court rejects appeal by Norwegian mass murderer

The European Court of Human Rights rejected on Thursday an appeal by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik who says his near-isolation in prison amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment. Breivik, who has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen,...

/ June 21, 2018
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EU, Canada and China join forces against climate change

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and China’s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua are convening for...

/ June 21, 2018
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Merkel and Trump agree the ailing German military needs a boost

BERLIN — The German military has been, by nearly all accounts, in a woeful state. In recent years, its helicopters wouldn’t fly, its submarines couldn’t sail and its soldiers have wielded broomsticks in training exercises for lack of guns. Amid...

/ June 21, 2018
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Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco

Are you going to San Francisco? (Sorry, it’s hard not to invoke the song.) If so, you’ve got great timing: You’ll find plenty of must-see gallery shows up at the moment, so let’s dive in and see what’s at the...

/ June 21, 2018
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Grow Up, ‘Fearless Girl’: New York City Wants to Create Monuments Honoring Its Fearless Women, Too

It’s about time: New York City is taking a concrete step to correct the imbalance among city monuments, which overwhelmingly honor the achievements of men, rather than women. First Lady Chirlaine McCray and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen have announced a...

/ June 20, 2018
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As Greece ends a decade of bailouts, problems linger for Europe

To play it safe, Greece won’t start selling bonds until well after it exits the bailout. Instead, the government, which is being advised by Paris-based Rothschild & Company, will pick a moment in the next two years when market conditions...

/ June 20, 2018
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Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest

  Update (June 26): Modica Law Firm, representing Florian Jaeger, sent The Scientist a statement defending its client. It declares that Celeste Kidd's and Steven Piantadosi's resignation letter was misleading and their actions have been damaging to Jaeger's personal and professional...

/ June 20, 2018
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Merkel and Macron propose Eurozone budget

The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration...

/ June 20, 2018
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Scotland will have to rejoin EU after independence referendum

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn “The Barroso doctrine applies, it’s clear,” said the Berlaymont’s chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas, right after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her will to get Scotland to...

/ June 20, 2018
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The EU and its citizens: The institutions of 2025 should reflect what Europeans expect

Despite some limitations, the white paper on the future of the EU provides an excellent basis for debate, writes activist François Dupont. François Dupont for VoxEurop The impediment imposed by the EU itself on its “white paper on the future...

/ June 20, 2018
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Anish Kapoor Sues the NRA for Featuring ‘Cloud Gate’ as the Backdrop for a Pro-Gun Ad

Anish Kapoor is going after the National Rifle Association (NRA), filing a copyright infringement lawsuit in the US in response to a 2017 NRA ad featuring Cloud Gate, his famed public sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The artist filed the complaint...

/ June 20, 2018
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‘There Is So Much You Go Through Just Trying to Make It’: Amy Sherald on How She Went From Obscurity to a Museum Survey (and the White House)

Before October 13, 2017—the day she was named, along with Kehinde Wiley, as one of the artists chosen to paint the Obamas’ official portraits—few outside the art world cognoscenti had heard of Amy Sherald. That all changed in February when...

/ June 20, 2018