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Europe Edition: Turkey, BBC, Israel: Your Monday Briefing

Amid the investigations into Russia’s meddling in the election, Mr. Trump has claimed the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself.

Our chief White House correspondent argues that the president’s attacks on the Russian inquiry come from a familiar playbook: the Clintons’.

And the White House is restructuring its communications operation, with Sean Spicer’s colorful run as press secretary coming to an end. Here are some of his memorable moments.



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Women at the BBC demanded that the British broadcaster reduce the recently revealed pay gap with men.

Meanwhile, our senior correspondent on gender issues found that deeply rooted barriers often keep women from the top of the American corporate ladder.



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Thousands of people took to the streets in Berlin on Saturday for the Christopher Street Day Parade, an annual gay pride event, in a celebration that coincided with Germany’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

The nation’s first same-sex marriages are set to take place in October.



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And it was a championship weekend in sports.

Chris Froome of Britain won his third consecutive Tour de France, beating Rigoberto Urán of Colombia by just 54 seconds — the smallest margin of victory in his four Tour wins.

And Jordan Spieth won the 146th British Open, bringing him just one P.G.A. Championship title away from a career Grand Slam.




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• BMW denied allegations that it colluded with Daimler and Volkswagen to install emissions equipment that was inadequate to do the job.

• The Chinese government is trying to rein in several of the country’s biggest, most complex and most debt-ridden conglomerates, like Anbang, Fosun International, HNA Group and Dalian Wanda.

• Renault is disrupting India’s vehicle market and car ownership culture with a $ 4,000 car, the Kwid.

• “Dunkirk,” a World War II movie directed by Christopher Nolan, outperformed expectations this weekend.

Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

In the News


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Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, above, was among the protesters who sought to dissuade President Andrzej Duda from signing new laws that would give the governing party more control over the courts. [The New York Times]

• The approval ratings of President Emmanuel Macron of France plunged 10 percentage points this month to 54 percent, the largest postelection drop for a French president since 1995. [Deutsche Welle]

• Israel’s security cabinet headed to an emergency session after a weekend of bloodshed that was set off by new metal detectors at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. [The New York Times]

• Britain and the United States are beginning to sketch out the details of a post-“Brexit” trade deal. [BBC]

• In Congo, President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down in December has set off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent. [The New York Times]

• Violence in Afghanistan intensified on Sunday as Taliban insurgents seized two districts, in one case shooting patients at a hospital. [The New York Times]

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.


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Even a tough breakup can leave you a better person, according to our Modern Love guest columnist.

Our weekly newsletter has helpful tips on how to beat procrastination.

• Recipe of the day: Cold noodles with spicy pork and herbs come together quickly.



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In the United States, where 29 million Americans lack health insurance, pop-up free clinics are providing basic health care to thousands of desperate people.

Princess Diana’s sons, William and Harry, allowed a documentary maker to film them speaking publicly about their mother for the first time. “Arguably, probably a little bit too raw up until this point,” Harry said at one point in the HBO film. “It’s still raw.”

• Think you’re up to speed with this week’s international events? Try your hand at our global news quiz.

• And in case you missed it: Salvador Dalí’s mustache is still intact.

Back Story


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Today is Pioneer Day, commemorating the entry in 1847 of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley. Their leader, Brigham Young, declared on arrival: “It is enough. This is the right place.”

A holiday in Utah, Pioneer Day recognizes the journey from Nauvoo, Ill., from which the Mormons had been expelled (having previously been driven out from Missouri, Ohio and New York) after Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was killed by a mob.

The journey spanned 1,300 miles, took nearly 18 months to complete and resulted in “many deaths.” The historian Purnell H. Benson wrote, “In the annals of the American Frontier,” there is “no more thrilling story.”

Today, Utah will honor the Mormon migration with parades, rodeos and barrel races, among other activities — though some of the state’s residents will celebrate an alternative tongue-in-cheek holiday: Pie ’n’ Beer Day.

“Pioneer Day, Pie ’n’ Beer Day,” said Leslie Sutter, the owner of a bar that celebrates the day. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to grab it.”

Or, as George Kelner, another Utah resident, explained, eating pie and drinking beer “gives us non-Mormons or former Mormons a chance to celebrate in a different way.”

Evan Gershkovich contributed reporting.


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