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European court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons

Strasbourg - Europe's top human rights court condemned Poland on Thursday for hosting secret CIA prisons on its territory, saying Warsaw knowingly abetted unlawful imprisonment and torture of Guantanamo-bound detainees.
In the Media by AFP

Anti-Semitism, violence rise in Europe as Gaza conflict continues

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has sparked anger in cities across Europe, with anti-Semitism seeing a sharp rise, resulting in violent protests, anti-Semitic chants and attacks on Jewish synagogues in some of Europe’s largest cities.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Video: Sky Tower drops visitors from 100 feet with no rope

Aarhus - Sky Tower is the name of an unconventional thrill ride at Tivoli Friheden. Patrons literally fall 100 feet into a giant net at the bottom of the ride.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Gaza conflict

Sarcelles - A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.
In the Media by Juliette MONTESSE, Sim Sim WISSGOTT (AFP)

Catching up with country singer M Callahan Special

Nashville - Rising country singer M Callahan chatted with me about his plans for the future and his Indie Music Channel award win for "Best Male Country Artist."
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Thousands march for Gaza in London, clashes in Paris

London - Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Neuroscientists set to boycott European brain project

More than 250 European researchers have signed a letter criticizing the European Commission’s (EC) $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Small Anthrax outbreak in Hungary raises alarm

Budapest - Illegally slaughtered beef looks like the source of a recent Anthrax outbreak in Hungary. The beef originated from Tiszafured, a small municipality only 100 miles east of the nation's capital city, Budapest.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Europe's busiest airports boost screening over U.S. fears

Paris - France on Friday said it is boosting passenger screening at its airports, responding to a request from Washington for extra security for U.S.-bound flights over fears Islamist radicals could be plotting new attacks using hard-to-detect bombs.
In the Media by Delphine Touitou (AFP)

Spotlight on Qaeda master bombmaker over flight security

Paris - As fears rise over warnings of new explosives able to slip by standard airport security checks, eyes are turning to southern Yemen and one man in particular: master Al-Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri.
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

Airport security ramped up over U.S. bomb fears

London - U.S.-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East faced tighter airport security Thursday over fears that Al-Qaeda-linked militants are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Washington to tighten security for US-bound flights

Washington - US authorities plan to bolster security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the United States, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

David Cook plays overseas concert for American military members

Cambridge - On June 24, rock singer and songwriter David Cook played a concert at Cambridge, England, for over 400 American military personnel, as well as their friends and families.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

European court tells France to keep paraplegic on life-support

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights has told France not to remove life support from a man in a vegetative state for the past six years, blocking a landmark French court ruling.
In the Media by Cecile Azzaro (AFP)

Jagland re-elected as Council of Europe head

Strasbourg - The Council of Europe said Tuesday that Thorbjoern Jagland had been elected to a second five-year term at the head of the pan-European body that has recently played an active role in the Ukraine crisis.
In the Media by AFP

First female European soccer coach quits after hours on the job

After making headlines all over the world for being the first woman to manage a European soccer team Coach Helena Costa has resigned only a few hours after getting the job.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Europe's wheat production at risk from changing weather patterns

With ever-increasing frequency, adverse weather occurrences have been taking place worldwide. The recent persistent rainfall and subsequent flooding in the U.K. are just one of a cluster of weather events happening around the globe.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Europe agrees to GMO crops

Brussels - Member states of the European Union have agreed on a EU-wide directive for the authorization process of genetically modified crops, with an opt-out for individual countries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

European taxis cause chaos in app protest

London - Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Europe's Jews grapple with 'new anti-Semitism'

Paris - From his kosher store in Paris, David Slama has watched the rise of a violent "new anti-Semitism" for more than a decade. Last month's bloodshed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, he says, was only a question of time. "Anti-Semitism?
In the Media by Charlotte Plantive (AFP) - 1 comment

Obama calls on European allies to boost defence spending

Warsaw - US President Barack Obama told European allies Tuesday they had a responsibility to boost defence spending in return for US protection amid new instability in Europe.
In the Media by AFP

EU court orders Turkey to pay millions for 1974 Cyprus invasion

Strasbourg - Turkey was ordered Monday to pay $123 million to Cyprus for its 1974 invasion, occupation and continuing failure to leave the island nation.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Greek Cypriots in Turkey-held north 'visitors in own village'

Ziyamet - Theodoros was one of only hundreds of Greek Cypriots who stayed put as the "enclaved" in their villages when Turkey seized northern Cyprus in 1974 and have faced isolation ever since.
In the Media by Fanny Andre (AFP)

'Spotless' next up on Canal's quest for international audience

Canal Plus, greenlit the crime drama “Spotless.” The new show is one of many the French pay-cable giant recently added to its lineups, with one distinction: The show was created by an American and a Brit, and is intended for an international audience.
In the Media by Lidya Patal

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 2 comments

Rights court orders Turkey to pay Greek Cypriots 90mn euros

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights Monday ordered Turkey to pay 90 million euros ($124 million) to compensate Greek Cypriots who suffered discrimination as a result of the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
In the Media by AFP

European nations work to stop Islamist fighters going to Syria

Several European representatives have gathered in Brussels to discuss how they can work to effectively stem the flow of young Islamists in Europe going and joining the ranks of Islamist fighters in Syria.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Lobby against bee-killing pesticides Special

Brussels - Activists and critical shareholders from Coordination Bayer Gefahren (CBG) and European beekeepers are demanding that Bayer drop its lawsuit against the European Commission over bee-killing pesticides.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The new EU truck regulations: Will they make a difference?

On April 15 the majority of people at an EU conference voted in favour of introducing new measures to make Europe's trucks safer and more fuel efficient. Will the proposed measures actually make trucks any safer or less thirsty however?
In the Media by James Walker

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson
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A European lynx
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Bedu children in Aleppo, Syria.
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Europe according to Greece
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A sign of bygone times covered by snow, old steam engine displayed on a side track of a railway station in Wegliniec, Western Poland, 2010.
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One of twelve winning designs from the 'New symbol for Europe' competition. Design by Rachel Graham
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Ryder Cup trophy
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Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
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Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
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Trudging through heavy snow in Switzerland
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The frozen shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland
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This 2011 map shows the 27 member states of the European Union in color
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Comparison of debt in countries with the Euro as currency
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Eurozone is lost in translation as EU collapses
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Lufthansa airliner turning in the air above the water with a boat after taking off from Vancouver International Airport when heading for Europe.
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Europe according to France
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Europe according to France
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Europe according to the USA
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