Barcelona, Donald Trump, Malala: Your Friday Briefing

This was at least the sixth time in the past few years that assailants used vehicles as deadly weapons to strike a European city.

King Felipe VI will join mourners in a minute of silence today near the site of the attack.

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President Trump condemned the attack in a Twitter post. “Be tough & strong, we love you!,” he wrote.

In a following post, he praised the counterterrorism tactics of a U.S. general in the Philippines in the early 1900s. Most historians say that the methods were unproven legends and that even if they were used, they did not work.

One of our most-read stories was a frank conversation between Stephen Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, and a reporter. We explored the current state of Breitbart, which Mr. Bannon once called a platform for the alt-right. Its current editors disagree.

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Mr. Trump also called the removal of Civil War statues “foolish,” arguing that Confederate monuments should be kept as a connection to American history.

Much of the European commentariat has reacted with a disdainful shrug to Mr. Trump’s ambiguous response to the violence that erupted over plans to remove one such statue.

And fights over political monuments are nothing new in Europe, our Central and Eastern Europe bureau chief writes in an extensive overview of similar debates on the Continent.

Above, the head of a Lenin statue that was taken down in Berlin in 1989.

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• A daily exodus of migrants fleeing armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence in South Sudan has pushed the number of refugees sheltering in Uganda to over one million.

“We’re looking at Africa’s biggest displacement crisis,” a spokesman of the United Nations refugee agency said.

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Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace laureate, is headed to Oxford.

Ms. Yousafzai was 15 when a Taliban gunman in Pakistan shot her in the head for advocating girls’ education in 2012. She has since expanded her campaign worldwide.

Now 20, she will…

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