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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to evict U.S. bases if the Trump administration imposes new sanctions, putting the alliance on edge.

Poland’s parliament passed a law giving a judicial disciplinary panel the power to fine and dismiss judges for political activities, overriding complaints from European Union officials and protesters who have called the law authoritarian.

European Council President Charles Michel said he would lobby the bloc’s national leaders early in the new year on a more unified approach to Beijing, and wouldn’t allow U.S. to dictate policy.

“It is over,” said Hugo Dixon of Peoples’ Vote, which lobbied for a second Brexit referendum. Despite expressing a widely held sentiment and enjoying prominent backing, the anti-Brexit campaign failed amid division and disorganization.

The European Union outlined the world’s first comprehensive green-financing rules, seeking to regulate claims made by the finance industry in the burgeoning area of environmentally sustainable investment products.

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in nationwide protests against the French government’s planned pension overhaul, deepening the standoff between President Emmanuel Macron and the country’s powerful unions.

Boris Johnson’s win drives another nail into the coffin of the Reagan-Thatcher brand of conservative politics, write Stephen Fidler and Gerald F. Seib. Fiscal restraint matters less than appealing to working-class concerns.

The expected departure of Britain from the European Union next month will bring relief to most European governments. But Brexit was a rare point of unity for the remaining 27 members and life beyond it could expose divisions.

Boris Johnson’s victory in Thursday’s British elections was propelled by a striking shift in voter allegiances that mirrors a realignment seen in the U.S. and elsewhere in the West.

European Union leaders agreed to cut the bloc’s greenhouse-gas emissions to net-zero by 2050, coupling efforts to fight climate change with a massive economic transition poised to test EU unity.

Every year, Catholics donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope’s main charitable appeal, called Peter’s Pence. Most of that collection goes toward plugging the hole in the Vatican’s own administrative budget, according to people familiar with the funds.

An overhaul of the pension system—particularly entitlements owed to France’s robust public sector—is central to the president’s campaign of transforming the nation’s economy.

Britain’s Brexit election increasingly isn’t about Brexit, and for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that presents a challenge even as he remain on top of polls for Thursday’s election.

Leonardo Ciaccio, mayor of Sambuca in Sicily, put 16 houses up for auction at a starting price of €1 in an effort to halt his town’s depopulation. More than 100,000 people, mostly Americans, bit, and some bought. “Now Sambuca is in a renaissance,” he says.

Six people were killed in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic, the country’s prime minister said. The suspect later shot himself as police approached his vehicle, according to authorities.

European Union foreign ministers advanced plans to create a new human-rights sanctions regime that could closely mirror the U.S. Magnitsky Act and spark fresh tensions with Moscow.

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