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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

As Auto Industry Transforms, Ford and Volkswagen Consider an Alliance

Traditional automakers have faced increasing pressure in recent years from changed driving habits, the swift development of technology and emerging rivals from Silicon Valley.So to avoid being left...

Angela Merkel’s Tortuous Path Toward a German Coalition

The chancellor’s governing partner of the past four years, the center-left Social Democrats, have vowed to remain in the opposition....

Germany Must Allow Third Gender Category, Court Rules

Thailand recognizes a third gender in its Constitution but has not yet made that an option on government documents.In June,...

Volkswagen’s Effort to Stop Scandals Needs More Work, Report Says

WOLFSBURG, Germany — Nearly three years after Volkswagen admitted to a vast emissions cheating scheme, the company has only just begun to take steps necessary to prevent future...

Leader of Chemical Weapons Panel Is Not Optimistic About Its Future

Russia’s deputy permanent representative, Vladimir Safronkov, ridiculed Mr. Mulet in his objections to the findings, which were based on witness...

Landing in Manus – The New York Times

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BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Face Collusion Investigation in Europe

Germany’s biggest carmakers were already facing public criticism after an emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen. Now, they are under formal investigation.The European Commission opened an inquiry on Tuesday...

Pope Francis: Mass Is for Lifting Hearts, Not Cellphones

His chiding wasn’t just for the laity. Francis also took aim at “some priests and even bishops” who were guilty...

Houston, Tax Overhaul, Syria: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

And the U.S. demonstrated the capabilities of its missile defense system, successfully intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile in a test...

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