Europe Edition: Your Thursday News Briefing: Brexit, Brent Kavanaugh, Kosovo

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Europe Edition: Your Thursday News Briefing: Brexit, Brent Kavanaugh, Kosovo

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Correct morning.

A Brexit meeting, a seek for within Facebook’s election “Battle Room” and Kosovo’s ethnic divide. Here’s potentially the most up-to-date:

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• “Blind Brexit” might additionally very neatly be greater than none.

After months of wrangling over Britain’s departure from the E.U., leaders are meeting in Salzburg, Austria, hoping to reach a compromise.

“The prospect of a imprecise Brexit, with finest a slim-line political declaration about the future E.U.-U.K. relationship printed alongside a legally binding withdrawal agreement is gaining ground,” one analyst acknowledged.

That resolution now has a nickname: Blind Brexit. After dinner at the summit meeting final night, even though, officials suggested a deal stays far-off.


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• Curbing the tech giants.

Facebook is attempting to mitigate its dangle impact on elections around the arena.

The firm has nearly accomplished constructing a so-known as Battle Room, in which 20 or so workers participants will work to root out disinformation, observe flawed news and delete flawed accounts. Above, participants of the Facebook crew.

And Amazon faces an antitrust investigation by the E.U. to resolve whether the firm frail its third-occasion seller recordsdata to grab what merchandise to make itself.



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• Kosovo is split over dividing.

Ought to Kosovo spoil up along ethnic lines? There might be increasing discuss that this form of cross might additionally vanquish lingering animosities from the battle between Serbia and Kosovo. Aloof, some voters peril the partition and accompanying land swap might even like the reverse invent. “This idea will flip the Balkans real into a powder keg,” one individual acknowledged.



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• Forty years after the Camp David accords.

“How far now we like fallen since then. It makes you bawl,” writes our notion columnist Thomas Friedman. Mr. Friedman, who acquired two Pulitzers reporting on the Heart East, means that inching assist in direction of peace requires reconsidering a Palestinian recount. Above, a Palestinian protester with a slingshot.


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Extra show conceal, extra flee, extra fitness ability — and extra cash. We evaluate the novel Apple see.

The manager executive of Danske Financial institution, Denmark’s finest financial institution by assets, acknowledged he would resign after the launch of a damning within file into the imaginable laundering of some 200 billion euros. Many of the transactions had been with Russians or Russian-owned companies.

A novel financial Chilly Battle? President Trump’s commerce fight with China might additionally final for years — and it’s no longer clear what either side stands to reach.

A tax investigation of McDonald’s, begun by the European Commission after the firm made a tackle Luxembourg, has been dropped. The E.U. has sparred with multinationals admire Apple and Amazon in its efforts to curb tax avoidance.

Here’s a snapshot of global markets. Indian markets are closed currently.


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Kim Jong-un of North Korea, above correct, pledged concrete steps in direction of denuclearization, nonetheless he made no guarantees to relinquish his nuclear weapons or missiles in a summit meeting with South Korea’s president. [The Unusual York Times]

“He humiliated himself, us and Trump,” a Polish senator fumed, relating to President Andrzej Duda’s provide for the length of his White Dwelling meeting to residence a U.S. navy cross in Poland and title it Fortress Trump. [The Unusual York Times]

A Pakistani court released mature High Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from detention center on bail, as they allure their corruption convictions. Their sentencing had rattled Pakistan and dented Mr. Sharif’s political occasion in most cases elections that his rival acquired. [The Unusual York Times]

A important individual newbie golfer from Spain turn into fatally stabbed as she performed a course advance the U.S. university she attended. Her blueprint of birth declared three days of mourning. [The Unusual York Times]

President Trump’s diagram on Iranian oil sanctions is working. To this level. [The Unusual York Times]

Tips for a extra gratifying existence.


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Recipe of the day: Apple pie bars converse the total pleasure of apple pie with out rolling out dough.


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Whither the probing celeb profile? Stars are the utilization of social media to draw close adjust of their dangle narratives as print publications lose leverage. And that’s a stutter, our critic writes. Above, Taylor Swift.

Centuries after Capt. James Cook arrived in Australia, the wreckage of his ship — the Endeavour — might additionally were found off the East Cruise of the U.S., in a watery graveyard the place frail ships had been sent to die.

Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a French filmmaker who wrote about surviving the Holocaust as an adolescent, has died in Paris at ninety. No doubt one of her final books, “But You Did Now no longer Come Abet,” turn into written as a letter to her father, who died at Auschwitz, nonetheless moreover challenges attitudes about Jews in France.

Are you into U.S. politics? Here’s a discipline recordsdata to the Dwelling races this descend. Our reporters grouped the roughly 75 most realistic districts into five battlefields by the social and cultural characteristics they share. (Think “outer suburbs,” “the starting up West” and “metropolitan melting pots.”)


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The hurricane that has battered parts of Asia within the previous week is named Mangkhut. What does the title point out, and why did the Philippines call the storm Ompong as a replacement?

“Mangkhut” is Thai for mangosteen, a reddish-purple fruit native to Southeast Asia, pictured above. The longtime Unusual York Times journalist and food author R.W. Apple Jr. as soon as wrote that he would “rather indulge in one than a hot fudge sundae.”

“Phrases can no extra listing how mangosteens taste than show why I admire my spouse and children,” he wrote in 2003.

The mangosteen, which has a exhausting shell with white flesh within, is more cost-effective and plentiful in Asia nonetheless rarer and extra costly within the West, the place it’s on the opposite hand increasing in repute.

The task of naming typhoons falls to the Japan Meteorological Company, which makes utilize of names sequentially from a checklist suggested by varied countries. But when typhoons enter the Philippines’s “pickle of accountability” for monitoring storms, they are assigned varied names by the national meteorological agency, which has issued its dangle checklist each 365 days because it turn into established in 1972. Thus, Mangkhut turns into Ompong.

Native names, the agency causes, are more uncomplicated to be aware in rural areas and make the storms feel extra prompt, increasing the likelihood that folks will draw close them seriously.

Jennifer Jett wrote currently’s Abet Memoir.


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An earlier version of the headline misspelled the given title of President Trump’s Supreme Court docket nominee. He’s Brett Kavanaugh, no longer Brent.

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