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Don't Panic About the French Elections

Not yet, at least. Despite the abundant parallels between Trumpism and the populist rage powering Marine Le Pen, the French contender isn’t a mirror image of the American president—and she’s not likely to prevail in next month’s run-off.  

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Naked Germany, Straining at the Seams

Nudity, or Freikörperkultur, has long been a part of public life in Germany. Can it withstand an era of increasing globalization and tech?

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For the First Time, UNESCO's Peace Prize Goes to a Mayor

Mayor Giusi Nicolini has made Italy’s island of Lampedusa a beacon for enlightened refugee policies, the jury says.

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Fixing a Fractured Paris

In an effort to connect the historic city to its politically fragmented suburbs, Greater Paris is pushing an epic program of highway removal and transit revamps. But drivers fear that trying to fix one planning disaster could lead to another one.

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The Latest Headache for Brexit Britain: Gibraltar's Airport

In an unhinged first week of negotiations, the U.K. is caught between a rock and a runway.

An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam's Past

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the best old buildings still standing today. What more could you ask for?

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The Cars That Ate Paris

The City of Light surrendered its streets to the private automobile in the 1960s and ‘70s. Today, under siege from smog and traffic, Paris is leading some of Europe’s most aggressive efforts to fight back.

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Berlin Preserves Its Trippy 1980s Subway Stations

They’re cheerful, witty, and a little bizarre.

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Dutch Cyclists Feel the Squeeze

With cargo bikes gaining popularity, cyclists say it’s time to rethink how much road space is given to cars.

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Madrid Wants Its Seniors to Find Roommates

To cut loneliness and costs, the Spanish capital region wants older citizens to move in together.

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London Has Not Fallen

In the wake of another terrorist attack on a major capital city, the citizens of London have chosen to shrug and carry on. You should, too.

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When Small Businesses Become a Gentrification Battleground

Recent fights over a puppet theater and a cake shop have Berliners asking: Who does the city belong to?

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An 'Indoor Park' to Battle Stockholm's Brutal Winters

These giant glass eggs would bring warmth, greenery, and a place to hang out when other public spaces are dark, cold, and empty.

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London's First Mies Van Der Rohe Building Is Only Five Feet Tall

The model is part of a new exhibition posing questions about building afresh in historic settings.

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Building an Island to Power Northern Europe

The continent needs to take huge strides to meet its future energy needs. A brand new island for wind power might do the trick.

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Geert Wilders Didn't Take Over The Netherlands After All

European nations aren’t just dominoes waiting to fall to right-wing extremism.

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Barcelona Says Goodbye to Older Cars

Get ready for Europe’s biggest car ban yet.

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Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways

Can Germany’s capital become the next great bike-friendly city?