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5:45, 27 November 2017

Europe Edition: Yemen, Germany, Ireland: Your Monday Briefing

Europe Edition: Yemen, Germany, Ireland: Your Monday Briefing


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Here’s what you require to know:


• There was uncommon very good news in Yemen: Help shipments of meals and medical supplies have begun re-getting into ports weeks soon after a Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade.

But the arrival of lifesaving supplies does not end the pressing crisis that has left 17 million folks in danger of starvation.

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince defended his crackdown on rivals and his plans for a societal overhaul in a rare interview with our Op-Ed columnist Thomas Friedman.


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• In Washington, career diplomats are leaving Rex Tillerson’s State Division in droves. “Having so numerous vacancies in crucial places is a disaster waiting to happen,” said a recently resigned ambassador.

Meanwhile at the White Property, the do-what ever-you-want stage of Jared Kushner’s tenure as the president’s senior adviser seems to be more than, and speculation about his future is mounting.

And a standoff in between President Trump and the independent Customer Financial Protection Bureau is headed to court. Dueling appointments left it unclear who would be running the agency today.


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• In Germany, leaders of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party agreed to attempt to kind one more coalition government with the Social Democrats soon after option 3-way coalition talks collapsed.

Our correspondents note that the existing deadlock may possibly signal the dawn of a messy new era in German politics, which risks governing Europe’s biggest economy much tougher. But some welcome a “revival of pluralism.”


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• Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, is struggling to preserve his minority government in place as a motion of no-self-assurance in his deputy prime minister is set to be debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

It could lead to a snap election amid essential negotiations on Britain’s exit from the E.U. and its implications for the country’s open border with Northern Ireland. (Above, a shop in Muff, a small border town.)

Meanwhile in Britain, there is no finish to the divisions on Brexit. Some pro-Europeans have place their faith in Labour’s rising star Keir Starmer.


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• Calling French society “sick with sexism,” President Emmanuel Macron vowed to combat violence against females, but critics mentioned he had not committed sufficient resources to the lead to.

Migration and the slave trade in Libya will almost certainly be on the agenda for the duration of Mr. Macron’s trip to sub-Saharan Africa this week.


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Pope Francis will be walking a diplomatic tightrope in the course of his 1st official pay a visit to to Myanmar, exactly where hundreds of thousands of stateless Muslims have fled atrocities at the hands of the military.

Will he heed a plea by a nearby cardinal and not contact them “Rohingya” to placate his hosts in the majority-Buddhist country?

Roger Cohen, an Op-Ed columnist, argues that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the nation’s leader, has been quiet on the concern to advance political modify. “Turning saints into ogres is simple,” he writes.


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• Russia’s economy is emerging from a difficult recession, just as Vladimir Putin gears up for a presidential election in March. Government spending on key infrastructure projects has helped the nation overcome Western sanctions. (Above, a port close to Vladivostok.)

• A chapter in American media history came to an unlikely close as Time Inc. sold itself in a $three billion deal backed by the Koch brothers, fossil-fuel billionaires who have lengthy supported conservative causes.

• Who owns the moon? Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be maintaining entrepreneurs from searching for out opportunities beyond Earth.

Firms often wrongly see social media as an accurate guide for tracking consumer sentiment, a new study of 170 brands found.

Here’s a snapshot of worldwide markets and a appear at the week ahead.

In the News

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Friday’s terrorist attack on a packed Sufi mosque, the deadliest in Egypt’s modern history, exposed a failing approach in combating extremism on the Sinai Peninsula. Above, photos displaying retaliatory airstrikes. [The New York Times]

• Anxiousness is constructing in Italy that its elections next year will be the next target of a destabilizing campaign of fake news on social media. [The New York Times]

Our report on an American Nazi sympathizer has drawn a lot feedback, most of it sharply vital. [The New York Instances]

• A trial that is about to commence in a Lower Manhattan courtroom is the talk of Turkish tv and cafes. Some expect revelations of illegal dealings in higher areas. [The New York Instances]

• President Trump and Saudi Arabia have helped Iran’s tough-line leaders obtain what years of repression couldn’t: middle-class support. [The New York Times]

• Ramzan Kadyrov, the autocratic leader of Chechnya, mentioned he was ready to step down, leaving the Kremlin to choose his successor. [Reuters]

• A trove of John Lennon’s private effects have been stolen from Yoko Ono years ago by her driver, prosecutors in Berlin say. The driver says otherwise. [The New York Instances]

Smarter Living

Tips, each new and old, for a much more fulfilling life.

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• Take these little actions to produce a happier life.

• You are obtaining better with age. Your makeup must adhere to suit.

• Recipe of the day: Spaghetti with a creamy lemon sauce performs for a meatless Monday.


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• Check out a Parmesan dairy in northern Italy in our newest 360 video to see how the distinctively sharp cheese is created.

• In tennis news, the Davis Cup trophy went to France for the 1st time in 16 years.

• The Czech athlete Ester Ledecka plans to become the first individual to compete in both Alpine skiing and snowboarding at the Winter Olympics.

• If your reading list requirements inspiration for the longer winter nights, look no further than the 100 notable books of the previous year, selected by the editors of our Book Evaluation.

• And we’re back on Twitter. The Times’s international account @nytimesworld was down for nearly a day right after a tweet on the Canadian prime minister.

Back Story


“We’ll constantly have Paris.”

Seventy-five years ago today, The Times published its review of “Casablanca,” the romance filmed and released throughout Planet War II that became a single of the most beloved — and oft-quoted — Hollywood films of all time.

The film is set in Rick’s Café Américain, a swinging bar “through which swirls a backwash of connivers, crooks and fleeing European refugees,” as the Nazis take more than Europe. Vichy France controls the port city — and the exit visas needed to leave it. The price is high, and refugees are desperate to snag them on the black industry.

The stars had been Hollywood A-listers: Humphrey Bogart as Rick Ingrid Bergman as his lengthy-lost really like, Ilsa and Paul Henreid as her husband, the heroic resistance leader Victor Laszlo.

Mr. Henreid was, in fact, a staunchly anti-Nazi European. Critics have written that the film was strengthened by the several refugees and exiles in the supporting cast, like Madeleine Lebeau, who belts out “La Marseillaise” via tears in one particular of the most popular scenes.

Noah Isenberg, the author of a recent book on the film, said it nevertheless retains its magic, in element since it confronts a deep moral query: “Do you stick your neck out?”

Karen Zraick contributed reporting.


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