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This Siberian town lost everything when the mill closed. It’s now struggling to find a future.
Baikalsk is the Russian version of struggles in America's Rust Belt: idled mills, lost jobs and questions over how to reimagine a way forward.
Isabelle Khurshudyan
Germany’s rising Green party echoes many U.S. policies. That could rattle pipeline plans from Russia.
The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is backed by Angela Merkel, but her time as leader ends later this year.
Loveday Morris
At least 9 dead in rare Russian school shooting
Video footage showed children jumping from school windows to escape the gunfire.
Isabelle Khurshudyan
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Politics
British elections send a message to Trump, GOP and Biden’s Democrats
The tug and pull of cultural and economic issues and changing coalitions affect both parties.
Dan Balz
German priests defy Pope Francis with blessings of same-sex unions
The coordinated ceremonies were a direct response to a Vatican order.
Luisa Beck and Chico Harlan
French court dismisses landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange
The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.
Rick Noack
World
Johnson calls UK crisis talks as Sturgeon says another Scottish independence vote is inevitable
The election victory of pro-independence parties in the Scottish Parliament elections has reopened the debate.
Claire Parker
Photography
At Russia’s Victory Day parade, a show of military might amid tensions with the West
Isabelle Khurshudyan
He spent years uncovering the Stalin-era execution of his great-grandfather. Lawsuits seek to bury the evidence.
Investigating Russia’s turbulent past can still bring trouble under Putin’s watch.
Robyn Dixon
Scotland’s pro-independence leader promises another bid to break from U.K. after election boost
A possible push for another referendum sets up a clash with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Karla Adam and William Booth
Obituaries
Faye Schulman, partisan photographer who captured Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, dies at 101
Operating in the forests of Eastern Europe, she wielded a camera along with her gun, documenting the partisan cause in riveting historical photographs.
Emily Langer
French court to decide landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange
Though U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War get disability benefits, no Vietnamese civilian has won a case like this.
Rick Noack
Liechtenstein prince accused of poaching Europe’s largest bear
Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein was granted a permit to kill a female bear who had been menacing a village in the Carpathian Mountains, according to environmental groups. But somehow Arthur, who lived in a nature reserve nearby, ended up getting killed instead.
Antonia Noori Farzan
In Sight Perspective
From V-E Day in Paris to Berlin’s black market: An American GI and his camera in the wake of war
Pfc. Sam Jaffe’s camera had a winding journey at the end of World War II. Decades later, the negatives turned up at a yard sale in the United States and then were auctioned off on eBay.
Isabelle Khurshudyan
Today's WorldView Analysis
We’re still living in the age of Napoleon
"Napoleon was a harbinger of the modern world, with all its terrors and abuses, but also all its progress and possibilities."
Ishaan Tharoor
Germany lets the vaccinated have a bit more fun. Teens shut out from the jabs are not happy.
Having a vaccine lifts curfew rules and allows bigger gatherings. But many younger Germans have a long wait.
Luisa Beck and Loveday Morris
World
U.K. sends in the Royal Navy, France threatens to cut off power to Jersey, in post-Brexit spat over shellfish
Never underestimate the hot politics of fishing rights.
William Booth, Rick Noack and Karla Adam
Europe's vaccine campaign is accelerating. It expects to match the U.S. by July.
The European Union has fixed some of its logistical problems and is relying heavily on production from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Chico Harlan and Michael Birnbaum
Italian jury convicts 2 Americans of murder, with a punishment of life in prison, in 2019 killing of police officer
Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth had been on vacation in Rome at the time of the slaying.
Chico Harlan
On the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, his legacy divides France
French President Emmanuel Macron’s participation in a commemoration Wednesday was a balancing act.
Rick Noack
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