Trump in Europe: A Solitary Figure, and a No-Show

President Donald Trump scowled for the TV cameras, gave a cold shoulder to European leaders, displayed chumminess with Russian President Vladimir Putin, posted a negative tweet about the French president, missed a forum on world peace, and a topless protester ran out on the wet Champs-Elysees in Paris as Trump’s motorcade passed, with “Fake Peacemaker” written on her breasts.

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Success of Greens in Europe Counters Far-Right Narrative

For more than a year, many in Europe have despaired as far-right parties in Italy, Germany and elsewhere have picked up votes and power. But another, albeit smaller, wave is being felt too: a comeback in Northern Europe by the Greens, adherents of an ecological left-wing political movement born out of the radical student protest movements of the 1960s.

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Computer Simulations Missed Key Driver of Climate Change – for 30 Years

News about climate change has grown increasingly bleak in recent weeks, including word from the United Nations that we need to work more quickly to control global warming and news that the world’s beer supply will be jeopardized if things don’t turn around. Now, scientists have acknowledged their predictions on the regional effects of climate change are flawed and things could be far worse than they knew.

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Can the Center Hold? Bavarian Elections Leave EU Politics Even More Uncertain

Bavarian voters did what they were expected to do Sunday: They dealt German’s ruling “grand coalition” of conservatives and Social Democrats a resounding defeat at the polls. It’s a defeat that casts doubt on the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s political lodestar.

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