Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Farah Alhajeh said that she greeted men and women the same way in mixed company, by bringing her hand to her chest. “We live in a society where you have to treat women and men the same,” she said. “I know that because I am Swedish.”CreditFarah Alhajeh STOCKHOLM — A Muslim woman in Sweden who …

Europe Edition: Aretha Franklin, Genoa, Trump: Your Friday Briefing

Europe Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Honoring a soul music legend, recovering from a bridge collapse, and protesting at Google. Here’s the latest: ImageCreditTyrone Dukes/The New York Times • One word: respect. Tributes are pouring in for Aretha Franklin, the universally acclaimed “Queen of Soul” and one …

In Shadow of Mt. Etna, Europe Makes a Last Stand for Solar

The new, more efficient solar panel being tested by an Italian utility, Enel, at a Sicilian factory in Catania.CreditGianni Cipriano for The New York Times By Stanley Reed and Keith Bradsher CATANIA, Italy — The enormous glass building on the outskirts of this Sicilian city had been intended for making silicon wafers for flash memory …

Cut in Two, Genoa Finds Its Political Paralysis Now Eclipsed by Shock

The Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, was built so close to private homes that residents could not sleep at night when workers did the maintenance work that was always needed.CreditPiero Cruciatti/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Gaia Pianigiani, Elisabetta Povoledo and Richard Pérez-Peña GENOA, Italy — When Deborah Ilardi woke up on Tuesday, her first …

Elon Musk Confronts a Fateful Tweet and an ‘Excruciating’ Year

Elon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of the electric-car maker Tesla. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said.CreditNoah Berger/Bloomberg Elon Musk was at home in Los Angeles, struggling to maintain his composure. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my …

White House Memo: Once Dry Discussions, Cabinet Meetings Are Now Part of the Trump Show

White House Memo President Trump hosted a cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday that included him referring to Aretha Franklin as a former employee and musing about how much farmers who have been hurt by his trade policies love him.CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times By Julie Hirschfeld Davis WASHINGTON — President …

Afghan Dream of a Better Life Ends in a Hilltop Mass Grave

Mourners carried the body of one of the young victims of a suicide attack at a university prep center during a burial ceremony on Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan.CreditOmar Sobhani/Reuters By Mujib Mashal and Fatima Faizi KABUL, Afghanistan — The teenage students were lowered into a mass grave one after another, shoulder to shoulder — just …

Revoking Clearance, Trump Aims Presidential Power at Russia Inquiry

President Trump said that revoking the security clearance of the former C.I.A. Director John O. Brennan was “something that had to be done.”CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times By Michael D. Shear and Julian E. Barnes WASHINGTON — For more than a year, law enforcement officials have repeatedly rebuffed President Trump’s efforts to use …