The step seems certain to make Italy the most important European Union member to fall to populist forces in a big victory for the bloc’s antagonists.
A populist Italian government could blow up the eurozone through big spending and increased debt, while challenging Brussels on Russia and migration.
An English Jew’s debt to the author and his exuberant, stubborn Jews.
While some parts of Spain’s real estate market remain depressed, demand and prices are rising in major cities and tourist destinations like Seville.
France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader.
Social media advertising makes it hard to know who is influencing the island’s voters.
The victim of a nerve agent attack gave her first videotaped statement, in an attempt to quell swirling speculation, especially from Russia.
Officers in Germany recently caught 21 families trying to travel a few days before official vacations, when tickets often cost less. The fine is up to $1,200.
Shopping isn’t the first thought that springs to mind about Verona, a picturesque city in Italy’s Veneto region. (Think of Romeo and Juliet.) But shops in the town’s historical center are worthy of attention.
For the first time, the British university released data about its admissions, and the figures showed a continuing gap in prospects along racial and economic lines.
This 13,000-square-foot house, on 8.7 acres of olive groves, is on the market for 3.5 million euros, or about $4.12 million.
A novice fossil hunter immerses himself in the local pastime in the town of Lyme Regis in southwest England, an area that sits on a 95-mile stretch of shoreline known as the Jurassic Coast, a Unesco World Heritage site.
The journalist Can Dundar wrote the book “We Are Arrested” while imprisoned in Turkey. Now, Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company has turned it into a play.
The minister, Inger Stojberg, said fasting Muslims should stay home from work “to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish society.”
The moves are likely to change little for the auto industry, though Chinese factories and German firms could benefit from slashing tariffs on parts.
The chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world’s most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.
Once unwanted relics, the booths are being retooled in imaginative ways, including as cellphone repair shops, tiny cafes and defibrillator sites.
As rural areas shrink, they are turning to politicians who promise to restore the stature of “common people.”
Readers were moved by the message of inclusion amid royal traditions.
A rights lawyer says voting yes in the referendum is a humane position.
Pasta tahdig combines the best of Italian and Iranian cooking.
Two crucial witnesses turned against fellow defendants and revealed details of the failed effort to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.
Facebook’s chief executive is expected to strike a conciliatory tone about user data on Tuesday when he speaks to members of the European Parliament.
Heiko Maas, the new foreign minister, is a diplomacy novice. That hasn’t stopped him from revolutionizing his country’s foreign policy.
Paul Tweed attracted star clients by suing publishers in Belfast, London and Dublin. He plans to hold the social media giants to the same standards.
The English city held a day of commemorations, including a memorial service to honor the 22 who died, a moment of silence and an event bringing together more than 80 choirs.
A discredited elite and dark forces rising. Sound familiar?
Giuseppe Conte, a civil law professor with a long résumé, must still be approved. But his main qualification may be his willingness to do the bidding of his backers.
The former London mayor resigned more than two years after being suspended in a dispute that was an embarrassment to the party leadership.
The decision by Britain’s culture secretary is the latest twist in a takeover battle between Comcast and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for control of the British satellite broadcaster.
Despite the government’s tough talk, a hard-hitting parliamentary report says it is business as usual for Russian oligarchs in the city’s financial “laundromat.”
The country released a revised handbook titled “If Crisis or War Comes,” its first such update since the Cold War era.
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could have more time tacked on to her conviction for spying, possibly because of a gaffe by Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister.
Even if you can’t afford a palazzo on the Grand Canal, you might be able to bid for a plot in the cemetery of San Michele.
Yiannis Boutaris, known for his outspoken views against far-right violence and racism, was assaulted at a ceremony commemorating victims of a World War I genocide.
We decided to test how easy it soon might be for people in Europe to access their personal data compared with users in the United States.
While the once-profound influence of the Catholic Church has faded, abortion is an exception, leaving the results of the coming referendum unpredictable.
The case was the first in the country against a bank for actions during the global financial crisis, and the decision is a blow to British regulators.
Allowing Irish women to end pregnancies doesn’t require insisting on the inhumanity of those who haven’t been born yet.
The first nine days of the public investigation are to be devoted to tributes to the dead by friends and families, reflecting the powerful emotions at play.
Mr. Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, missed a high-profile soccer match after his visa expired. It’s unclear if his troubles are a bureaucratic hiccup or if Britain is clamping down.
Around 5 a.m., as reporters and editors across the pond were setting up camp, a weekend editor in New York arrived in the newsroom wearing a fascinator and toting sausage rolls, teacakes and tea.
Mr. Alsop, one of whose designs was called “courageous, bold and just a little insane,” believed that architects had a calling to inspire the public.
Also, a public comment period on proposed tariffs on Chinese imports ends, and Disney tries to kick a Memorial Day slump with a new “Star Wars” movie.
“I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” says the Duchess of Sussex, a.k.a. the American-born Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry.
Many elements of Saturday’s ceremony bridged Meghan Markle’s African-American identity with the black British one that she was about to enter.
Pride in the name of love.
Paolo Borrometi is among scores of Italian journalists under police protection after their reporting angered crime figures. “That doesn’t happen in other countries,” says a press freedom advocate.
A reader points to a similar sentiment that is present in American political life.
A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network.
An extraordinary ceremony with strong elements of African-American culture showed the couple’s determination to bring Britain’s royal family into the modern world.
Centuries of tradition seemed to peel away as Bishop Michael Curry spoke to the crowd of aristocrats in the cadence of the black American church.
‘There’s power in love’: Read the words of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, who spoke at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
With its abortion referendum, is Ireland joining the future or the past?
Ireland has jumped into modernity in many ways. But can it move past its medieval abortion law and stop shaming women?
Scroll through the most memorable images from the big day.
He’s a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. She’s a high-profile, biracial American. After a whirlwind courtship, they are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The five biggest takeaways from Windsor Castle.
It is the British monarchy’s site for reinvention. There’s nowhere better to welcome Meghan Markle into the family.
The groom and his best man were in fancy formal military wear for the royal wedding.
The word “tiara” comes from ancient Greek, but the British sure do love them.
Meghan Markle will be the first to officially be called Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex.
His films and stage work angered Communist officials, but he was embraced abroad and seen as an inspiration for the Romanian New Wave.
For decades, traditionalists and modernizers have dueled inside Britain’s royal family. Ms. Markle, who marries Prince Harry on Saturday, could tip the balance.
Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan. Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and Michiko Shoda. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Browse royal wedding history with these images of ceremonies past.
With a rally, harsh words and a recall of ambassadors, Turkey’s president hopes to position himself as a champion of the Palestinians and leader of the Muslim world.
The deal diluted some of the most antagonistic policies toward the European Union, but preserved the core of their promises that could break the budget.
Tune in for live coverage on Saturday. But first: Study up.
Get to know Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex as she settles into life with the British monarchy.
It’s increasingly the women of the House of Windsor who capture the public imagination. But no, not in a feminist way.
With major decisions on the horizon for FIFA, Saudi Arabia has come off the sidelines and is attempting to exert influence.
We asked readers to describe the charms and challenges of being married to someone from another continent. Here is what they said.
There is only one core task for everyone in Trump’s United States: Keeping the Republic, despite him.
The British authorities said that Moscow had attacked him with a nerve agent, touching off a diplomatic dispute that led to the expulsion of hundreds of diplomats from the West and Russia.
Hungarian archaeologists think they have an explanation for an unusual form of mummification, but their solution poses a new mystery.
A moment for those of us who’ve felt bored, ambivalent or bitter about being forever inundated with homogeneous fairy tales.
The danger illustrates the unforeseen consequences of impetuous American actions.
Kensington Palace said Prince Harry’s bride-to-be had asked the Prince of Wales to do the honors, after her father bowed out, apparently for health reasons.
Its leaders said they would seek to prohibit companies based in the 28-nation bloc from complying with newly reimposed American sanctions.
One might think there’s no other news.
Paris is full of exhibitions and talks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the student uprising. But the theater world’s contribution has been remarkably subdued.
Eric Maleson, a former bobsledder, told a judge about what he believed were bribes to secure votes for the 2016 Summer Games.
The investigation did not recommend a ban on flammable cladding, prompting harsh criticism, but it portrayed a lax, chaotic system in need of a thorough rethink.
The French president’s warm embrace of President Trump, replete with hand holding, hugs and dandruff dusting, has opened him to public criticism.
Merchants in Britain are capitalizing on the hunger for Meghan-and-Harry merchandise, hawking everything from Champagne to dishrags.
For foreign companies, investing in Iran can be unpredictable. To understand the ups and downs of doing business in the country, look no further than Peugeot. The French carmaker has had to maneuver international sanctions and politics over the pa...
Online voters overwhelmingly favored putting the marijuana plant on the flag of Kanepi, a municipality that has a tradition of growing hemp.
Photogenic villages, rolling hills, castles, gardens and the traditional Sunday roast: This pastoral region in the heart of England has everything an ardent Anglophile could hope for.
Ms. Markle, set to marry Prince Harry on Saturday, said in a statement, “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”
What was billed as the first street culture sale just took place in Paris, and it brought in a whole new crowd.
The Cotswolds, in the heart of England, offers picturesque villages and rolling hills along with delicious bakeries and other treats to discover. Before you go, pack these essentials for your trip.
The Spanish film star and theater director was known for taking chances in her politics, in her private life and on the stage.
His dark works avoided the stereotype of a rural Irish utopia, instead exploring subjects like the county’s famine and its history of emigration.
Camembert made in factories from pasteurized milk will be allowed to bear a label that had previously been given only to cheese handmade from raw milk.
A Labour Party stalwart, she championed social programs for women and children and served as culture secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla depicted high-level corruption in Turkey, and strained that country’s relations with the United States.
Financial markets fell on news that the Five Star Movement and the anti-immigrant League party want to radically change the country’s ties with the European Union.
With Europe’s sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump’s personal lawyer.
Objects taken in the 19th century were returned at a news conference on Wednesday.
Mr. Zuckerberg’s planned visit to Brussels, following the C.E.O.’s testimony before Congress last month, highlights global concern over data privacy.
Donald Tusk, the leader of the E.U.’s heads of government, used 280 characters to blast the U.S. president and reaffirm the bloc’s commitment to its policy agenda.
The owners of Chez Dédé create a private space where creativity can run wild.
Jan Six has backing from several top experts for his attribution of the painting, which he bought at Christie’s in 2016. But some are reserving judgment.
From Italy to Hungary, the European crisis pits nations against a soft imperium, not just illiberals against liberals.
The World Trade Organization found that Europe had improperly subsidized Airbus to the detriment of Boeing. The Trump administration said it could retaliate against imports of European products.
From flights to hotels to private tours, getting to and around Paris in August can be more affordable than you might think.
A sampling of the island’s beautiful vistas, ancient culture and what might be the best gelato in the world.
Yes, we need rules on how companies collect and store our personal information. But this isn’t the right way to do it.
Maybe he thinks the British aristocracy seems intimidating. Let me set his mind at ease.
President Trump has repeatedly kicked sand in the face of America’s European allies. It’s time they united to stand up to his bullying.
An opinion editor reflects on the hobby-turned-passion that offers him a respite from policy stories.
Maybe he thinks the British aristocracy seem intimidating. Let me set his mind at ease.
Bill Albright and Jonathan Schmalzbach go continental.
America’s allies met with Iran to try to preserve the nuclear deal, while criticizing the bloodshed surrounding the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem.
Ms. Markle’s father, in particular, has been the focus of a litany of unflattering tabloid reports. The latest: He may not attend the wedding at all.
The festival has set up a harassment hotline, issued warnings and held a red-carpet rally, but it is also being criticized for a dearth of female filmmakers.
New York and other American cities should look to Europe for ideas about solving the urban traffic and safety crisis.
The Open Society Foundations said work had become untenable in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has stifled dissent and demonized the group’s founder.
The pages contained prurient jokes and a discussion of what the teenage diarist described as “sexual matters.”
The president of the American University of Rome responds to a young black woman’s experiences of racism in the city.
From a commemorative cereal to a printed sick bag, there’s no shortage of Prince-Harry-and-Meghan-Markle-themed souvenirs.
Imagining a life in the fictional lair belonging to Richard Adams’s rabbit protagonists in Hampshire, England.
Si Tshego Lengolo, 11 ans, et d’autres à Londres s’intéressent soudainement à la famille royale britannique, c’est parce qu’ils se reconnaissent en la femme qu’épouse le prince Harry.
Placing a wager is a regular part of match-day in Britain. Even the queen is known to “fancy a flutter.”
This year’s prize for the best bread in Paris went to the son of Tunisian immigrants, the latest example of unexpected citizens working hard to keep French traditions alive.
White Noise, a group calling for drug possession to be decriminalized, has been staging major street protests in Georgia’s capital.
The Five Star Movement, a web-native party, and the League, a hard-right party, might be close, or not, to forming a government, but asked for more time.
How does an observant Muslim living near the Arctic Circle fast from dawn to dusk when daylight lasts 22 hours?
The move may ease months of political deadlock with the central government of Spain, though it is unlikely to resolve it.
A look at one of the entries in last week’s crossword puzzles that stumped our solvers.
Mr. Skripal, a former Russian double agent, met secretly with European intelligence officers in the years before he was poisoned in March.
Companies in Britain, recently forced to publish the differences in salaries between men and women, are trying a variety of ways to close the divide.
Two weeks before a historic referendum, the style set make a statement in Dublin — and not just of the fashion kind.
Éric Rohmer’s small masterpiece ‘The Green Ray’ is a hymn to youth — and to the beach town’s indefinable allure.
Where to stay, shop and eat in this laid-back Basque beach town with a glamorous past.
As the parents of the suspect, Khamzat Azimov, 20, were being questioned by the police, opposition politicians called for a crackdown on those on the list, which has 20,000 names.
Royal Dutch Shell and Eny of Italy are expected to go on trial on Monday on corruption charges, and data on April’s retail sales will be released.
And what a document it is.
Going out on top was not to be for Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger, a giant of the Premier League, whose 20-year tenure with the club ends this weekend. Here’s what his final season looked like through one fan’s lens.
In an attack claimed by the Islamic State, the assailant set upon five people in central Paris before being killed by the police.
A man armed with a knife attacked five people in central Paris, killing one and wounding four, two seriously, according to the police.
A century ago, nearly a million American soldiers were mobilized — to write home on Mother’s Day.
Black Londoners like Tshego Lengolo, 11, suddenly have a reason to tune in to Britain’s royal family: They can see a version of themselves in the woman Prince Harry is set to marry.
The main separatist parties on Saturday voted in the first round of an election for a new president, in a bid to end the region’s political deadlock and form a government.
A proposal to move a waterfront monument depicting the horrors Polish soldiers faced in World War II touched off an international debate.
Richard Grenell steps on a few toes to press for a better deal with Iran.
Anti-American protests across Iran were punctuated by warnings from hard-line clerics that no foreigners could be trusted.
A finger broke off a 17th-century statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini after it was lent for a show. Restorers fixed it, but it will never be whole again.