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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The End of the Merkel Era

BERLIN — THE next few weeks will most likely determine the future of Germany’s approach to the refugee crisis — and perhaps the future of the country itself. There are two important dates coming up: a European Union summit meeting on Feb. 18 and 19, which represents Chancellor Angela Merkel’s last chance to win over the rest of Europe to ...

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Archie Comics reveals Jughead is asexual in new issue

This comic image released by DC Comics shows characters from the Archie’s comic book series. (DC COMICS / AP) All of the years of Jughead’s love for food since the inception of Archie Comics appear to have finally meant something, as the writers of the current series have announced he is asexual in a newly released issue. The writers of the ...

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Who is Liam's new lady?

Published February 09, 2016 Liam Neeson says he is dating an “incredibly famous” woman seven years after losing his wife Natasha Richardson in a skiing accident. Neeson, 63, started dating Richardson, of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty, in the 1990s, with the pair marrying in 1994. The couple had two sons together, Michael and Daniel. However, Richardson died in 2009 ...

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Brie Larson: I thought I was ‘unlovable’

Actress Brie Larson arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni – RTX261YP LOS ANGELES –  Brie Larson channels some dark feelings to put on stellar acting performances. The 26-year-old star, who is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Room,” talked about how she approaches a role ...

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Tampere Journal: A Three-Ring Circus in Finland: Soldiers, ‘Loldiers’ and Asylum Seekers

Photo Members of the Loldiers of Odin last month in Tampere, Finland. The troupe of clowns is dedicated to mocking the Soldiers of Odin and other nationalists in the country. Credit Ilvy Njiokiktjien for The New York Times TAMPERE, Finland — A surreal political circus is wheeling its way through the frosty streets of Finland’s third-largest city. In one ring ...

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Good vibrations

Ring my chimes IMPLANTED devices, such as heart pacemakers, are a valuable part of modern medicine’s armamentarium. Their use, however, is limited by the need to renew their batteries—and this is a particular problem for those, such as cochlear implants (which improve hearing), that are inside the wearer’s head. For obvious reasons, surgeons do not like opening heads up unless ...

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Are these the world’s dumbest tourists?

The Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo. (Reuters) Sometimes people don’t think when they’re traveling. Whether it’s being downright disrespectful of historical monuments, goading wild animals or offending locals, we’ve rounded up some of the stupidest things we’ve seen travelers do.  1. Climbed Egyptian pyramid A German teenager who illegally climbed the 4500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza got himself been ...

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