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Off The British Charts, One Year After Brexit

PARIS — Donald Tusk had a dream: The United Kingdom was staying in the European Union — For him, this vision isn't just a pure imaginary digression. The European Council president even appealed to ...

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Car Shopping On Amazon? Still A Long Road Ahead

You don’t need a brain like Jeff Bezos to figure out why he began selling books online and not cars. Books are a cheap and easily-shipped commodity product. By contrast, people rarely buy a car ...

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The Losers Of British Democracy

The British pollsters — and prime minister — have come up short once again. The surprisingly lackluster performance of the Conservatives in Britain’s snap election yesterday has dealt a blow to ...

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We're Up Against The "Uberization" Of Terrorism

-Analysis- PARIS — Just two weeks after the tragedy in Manchester, the United Kingdom has once again been hit by a terror attack. And it was carried out with a modus operandi we've become ...

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Manchester, When Terrorism Aims At Teens

News broke shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time Monday night: an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern British city of Manchester. At least 22 people were confirmed dead and 60 ...

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Gaelic Landmark

High crosses like this one were a regular feature along the road whenever we drove through the Celtic areas of Europe — like Brittany, Wales, or here in Cornwall. See more slides from ...

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Ode To Joy? Not Really. A Meditation On Europe

-OpEd- WASHINGTON — Late last summer, my wife and I took a ferry from Doolin, on the West coast of Ireland, to Inishmore, the smallest of the three Aran Islands. The tiny ferry, with perhaps no ...

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How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

-OpEd- LONDON — Who can blame UK Prime Minister Theresa May for calling an election now, as her own Conservative party mandarins have been urging? Her party enjoys a 21-percentage-point lead in ...