To some, the suggestion of a visit to the salt mines evokes grim memories of prison camps. But allergy sufferers swear by the health benefits.
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In a country grateful to its army, sexual abuse in the military is swept under the rug amid a reluctance to criticize soldiers in a time of war.
Nationalists all over the Continent are hoping for a surge that will allow them, short of leaving the European Union, to disable its bureaucracy from within.
Behind the scenes of this year’s song contest, the usual political tensions between Israel and Palestinians played out.
A woman who said she was the niece of a Russian oligarch. A villa on Ibiza. A secret videotape. Lots of alcohol.
A 2017 video that was secretly filmed showed Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Axminster has Buckingham Palace’s seal of approval. But thanks to social media, its best-known client is a chain of cut-price bars.
The security services have expressed alarm at the prospect of the extremist group Al Muhajiroun re-energizing with ISIS fighters returning from Iraq and Syria.
The campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods recalled “the most terrible chapter in German history” and revived memories of the motto “Don’t buy from Jews.”
The Rev. Hermann Geissler, an official in the Vatican doctrinal office, had resigned in January after the accusations surfaced.
Workers in Yekaterinburg had fenced off a park, setting off clashes. Amid declining poll numbers, President Vladimir V. Putin is taking a softer stance on civil activity, experts said.
A Russian broadcaster canceled the result of “The Voice Kids” after an investigation revealed that fan voting had been subject to “massive” manipulation.
Bruised by the 2003 Iraq war, Europeans are united in opposing a new conflict with Tehran but also leery of contradicting Washington too sharply.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is spending billions to prop up the currency amid new economic turmoil. The question is how long it can last.
Recently revealed as the creator of the online persona StalinGulag, Aleksandr Gorbunov has attracted a huge following for his scathing commentary.
News of an autobiography from the former prime minister who left Britain the Brexit mess attracted a digital stream of creative mockery and vulgarity.
Negotiations had “gone as far as they can,” the opposition leader said, suggesting the prime minister was too weak to guarantee any deal.
In a deeply Catholic country that has been reluctant to talk about the abuse crisis, a moving documentary has been viewed millions of times.
It is an ancient land, but as of February it has a new name, giving travelers seeking a cool passport stamp a novel reason to visit.
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