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May brushes off EU calls to settle Brexit divorce bill first

Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal.


Austria's president: Every woman should wear a headscarf to fight Islamophobia

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has ignited debate in Europe after a video appeared to show him supporting a woman's right to wear an Islamic headscarf - and suggesting that all women should wear a headscarf to battle prejudice against Muslims.


Putin urged not to run again, dozens arrested at Russian rallies

Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist organization and an extension of the Kurdish militants who have been waging a three-decade-long insurgency.


Analysis

Will terror-stricken Nice turn to Marine Le Pen for president?

Marine Le Pen chose a pointed location for the first rally since the first round of France's presidential election: Nice, where a Tunisian-born man killed 86 people last year by driving a truck into beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day.


ANALYSIS

Macron optimism disguises historic meltdown in European politics

The challenge of reforming France was too much for former President Nicolas Sarkozy and is only getting harder as a new divide between champions of nationalist protectionism and defenders of open borders realigns postwar politics across the western world.


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