Latest News Europe Edition: Ransomware, George Pell, Confederations Cup: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-06-29T04:09:01.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Amid Turkey’s Purge, a Renewed Attack on Kurdish Culture 2017-06-29T04:01:27.000000000+00:00 The authorities have fired people from jobs promoting Kurdish culture, removed statues of Kurdish heroes, shut Kurdish media and jailed pro-Kurdish journalists. Parents of Austin Tice, Held Hostage in Syria, Say He Is Alive 2017-06-29T02:58:58.000000000+00:00 Marc and Debra Tice said that the United States government had shared information with them that leads them to believe their son is alive. Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault 2017-06-29T02:50:07.000000000+00:00 Cardinal George Pell, the country’s most senior Roman Catholic prelate and the Vatican’s de facto finance chief, has been ordered to appear in court next month. Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace 2017-06-29T02:28:06.000000000+00:00 The restrictions on Mohammed bin Nayef seek to limit any potential opposition for the new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, American officials and Saudis say. Shkreli’s Lawyer Calls Him ‘Strange’ but Berates Fraud Case Against Him 2017-06-29T02:22:33.000000000+00:00 Benjamin Brafman called his client flawed but brilliant and questioned the case against him, saying “Nobody was defrauded, nobody lost any money.” Trump, Amazon and ‘Internet Taxes’: What Did He Mean? 2017-06-29T01:58:00.000000000+00:00 A tweet may have implied support for legislation helping states force online retailers to collect sales taxes. But that is already Amazon’s practice. Perjury Charge Dropped Against Ex-Trooper in Sandra Bland Case 2017-06-29T01:34:31.000000000+00:00 Brian Encinia, the officer who arrested Ms. Bland in Texas, agreed to end his law-enforcement career in exchange for dismissal of a perjury charge. Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons 2017-06-29T01:28:37.000000000+00:00 Hackers in two global attacks have used cyberweapons stolen from a dangerous collection that had been amassed by the agency. Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris 2017-06-29T01:08:44.000000000+00:00 When the White House asked if the trip would be worth Mr. Trump’s time, the French president said it would be a powerful symbol of trans-Atlantic unity.