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Hundreds mark anniversary of fatal police shooting

Hundreds mark anniversary of fatal police shooting

Dec 07, Athens, Greece — Police clashed with demonstrators in central Athens on Friday as thousands attended rallies to mark the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager — a killing that triggered major riots in Greek cities for three weeks. Police said four officers were injured in the clashes on Friday, […]

December 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
News Update: Winter storm claims ten live across Europe

News Update: Winter storm claims ten live across Europe

Dec 07, – Icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds Friday lashed northern Europe, where the death toll rose to ten while hundreds of thousands were left without power or stranded by transport chaos. Emergency services across the region battled to evacuate flooded harbour areas, sandbag sodden dykes and repair damage from toppled trees that crashed […]

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Europe: Worst storm in 30 years claims 9 lives, triggers traffic chaos

Europe: Worst storm in 30 years claims 9 lives, triggers traffic chaos

Dec 06, – Berlin: Icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds on Friday lashed northern Europe, where the death toll rose to nine while hundreds of thousands were left without power or stranded by transport chaos. Emergency services across the region battled overnight to evacuate flooded harbour areas, sandbag sodden dykes and repair damage from toppled trees […]

December 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Germany to take in 5,000 further refugees from Syria

Germany to take in 5,000 further refugees from Syria

Dec 06, Germany has said it will take on a further 5,000 refugees escaping the almost three-year conflict in Syria. The new figure doubles the number of Syrians now offered refuge in the country. Germany announced its intention to offer shelter to 5,000 additional Syrian refugees on Friday, as its annual autumn meeting of the […]

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Snowden to testify before the European Parliament, delegate claims

Snowden to testify before the European Parliament, delegate claims

Dec 06, – US whistleblower Edward Snowden is to give video evidence to the European Parliament, a German assembly member claims. A parliamentary committee session will examine mass-surveillance by intelligence agencies. The German member of the European Parliament, Jan Philipp Albrecht, said on Thursday that Snowden (pictured) would be appearing by videolink at a session […]

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Norway arrests dozens for sharing child pornography online

Norway arrests dozens for sharing child pornography online

Dec 05, – Norwegian police said on Thursday they had arrested or interrogated 73 suspects believed to have shared child pornography on the Internet. The police seized 173 computers in a nationwide operation on Wednesday, criminal police inspector Bjoern-Erik Ludvigsen said at a Press conference. From a total of 73 suspects, 44 admitted to the […]

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European storm turns deadly, poses flood threat

European storm turns deadly, poses flood threat

Dec 05, – London: A fierce storm battered northern Europe on Thursday, leaving three people dead or missing, causing mass transport disruption and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades. Winds of up to 228 kilometres per hour battered northern Britain while authorities evacuated residents and boosted flood defences in low-lying areas across the region. […]

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Britain wants change in rules on EU free movement

Britain wants change in rules on EU free movement

Dec 05, – Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers. Mrs May will speak in Brussels, ahead of the lifting of movement controls on Bulgarians and Romanians. She says free access to labour markets must not be allowed to […]

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French National Assembly approves anti-prostitution bill

French National Assembly approves anti-prostitution bill

Dec 04, – A bill that would decriminalize prostitutes and fine their customers in a bid to tackle human trafficking networks has passed France’s lower house of parliament by a wide margin. The bill goes next to the Senate. French lawmakers on Wednesday approved a controversial bill that will make the clients of prostitutes liable […]

December 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spaniards fight financial crisis with flamenco

Spaniards fight financial crisis with flamenco

Dec 04, – Fed up with feeling powerless against the economic crisis, a collective of activists in Spain has been staging flamenco flash mobs in banks – and struck a nerve in Spanish society. The line is long this morning at this bank in southern Spain. An elderly lady stands at the front, sighing as […]

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