New “Pergamon Museum. The Panorama” opens in Berlin

For four years, the Pergamon Altar in the north wing of the Pergamon Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island has not been open to visitors due to alterations. The reopening is not expected until 2024. On November 17, the huge round picture by the artist Yadegar Aisis returns to the Museum Island. He has reworked it, […]

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Europe Edition: Brexit, Macedonia, Facebook: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. A prime minister on the precipice, fallout at Facebook and a record art sale. Here’s the latest: ImageCreditPool photo by Matt Dunham • The sales pitch of her life. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is swaying on a cliff’s edge. The surprise resignations […]

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At Brexit Crunch Time, Theresa May Takes a Pummeling

LONDON — Theresa May rose to her feet before the British House of Commons on Thursday to make the sales pitch of her life, promising that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union would be “smooth and orderly.” It was not supposed to be a laugh line. But the members of Parliament laughed out […]

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Majority Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to complete term

German voters feel Chancellor Angela Merkel should continue in office even after relinquishing her party’s leadership next month, Germany’s latest Deutschlandtrend survey carried out by public broadcaster ARD showed on Friday. The poll showed that a vast majority of voters want Merkel to complete her tenure, which ends in 2021. More than three-quarters of her party voters […]

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Majority of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to complete term

German voters feel Chancellor Angela Merkel should continue in office even after relinquishing her party’s leadership next month, Germany’s latest Deutschlandtrend survey carried out by public broadcaster ARD showed on Friday. The poll showed that a vast majority of voters want Merkel to complete her tenure, which ends in 2021. More than three-quarters of her party voters […]

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Ukraine: Temperatures plunge amid rising humanitarian needs

In Geneva on Thursday, Osnat Lubrani, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, briefed UN Member States on the human cost and consequences of the severe humanitarian crisis and called on international donors to urgently increase funding to help vulnerable families through the long harsh winter. “Thanks to generous support by donors, so far this year […]

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