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Regardless of ‘Brexit’ Vote, Experts Say, E.U. Must Rethink Status Quo

Mr. Tilford falls into an interesting camp: He has long been an outspoken critic of the European Union’s handling of its currency woes, yet he strongly supports Britain’s remaining in the bloc. The benefits far outweigh the disadvantages, he argues, even as he realizes that policy failures by the European Union have helped legitimize the arguments of some who want ...

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Iraqi Forces Enter Falluja, Encountering Little Fight From ISIS

Col. Christopher C. Garver, an American military spokesman in Baghdad, said coalition airstrikes on Friday aided the taking of the government building in Falluja by knocking out two heavy machine guns nearby that were slowing the advance of Iraqi forces. Photo Iraqi troops in central Falluja after it was retaken on Friday. Credit Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters “There will still be tough ...

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Choosing ‘Brexit’ Could Leave the Kingdom Less United

A British exit, known as Brexit, would most likely stoke renewed pressure in Scotland for independence from Britain — an idea rejected in a 2014 referendum but one that has not gone away. Photo Humza Yousaf, a minister in the Scottish government, says that Scots are turned off by the “Brexit” debate in England with its focus on immigration and ...

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Jo Cox, Member of British Parliament, Is Killed in Attack

Home Secretary Theresa May, who is in charge of domestic security, said the country was “united in deep sadness.” In Birstall, where the last census recorded nearly 17,000 residents, the police cordoned off the area around Market Street, where the attack took place. A 52-year-old man was arrested in the attack, and Constable Collins said the police were not searching ...

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United Nations Memo: After Orlando, Gay Rights Moves off Diplomatic Back Burner

Photo Members of the gay community and other groups in Bangalore, India, held a demonstration Tuesday to condemn the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Credit Jagadeesh Nv/European Pressphoto Agency UNITED NATIONS — For years, diplomats were more comfortable talking about nuclear warheads than sexual orientation. Sexual orientation was one of those subjects burdened with too many ...

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Globally, Orlando Attack Strikes Now-Familiar Fault Lines

In London, Owen Jones, a liberal columnist who is gay, walked off the set of a Sky News program after arguing with the host on how the Orlando attack should be defined. Mr. Jones argued it was both a terrorist attack and an anti-gay hate crime, while the program’s host sought to make a distinction between the two. “This guy, ...

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Police Commander and Companion Are Killed in Attack Outside Paris

PARIS — A senior French police officer and his female companion were attacked and killed by a knife-wielding man in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said on Monday. The attacker was also killed in the ensuing confrontation with the police, while a boy, 3, was rescued from the scene. The police commander was stabbed to death outside his home ...

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London Journal: A London Subway Experiment: Please Don’t Walk Up the Escalator

Photo The Holborn Station in London at rush hour. To help reduce backups at the bottom of escalators, the station is experimenting with asking riders to stand side by side instead of leaving the left lane open for walking. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times LONDON — Perhaps it is all the tourists — 18.6 million international visitors ...

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