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European car sales rise in 2014, ending six-year slump

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) car sales in the European Union rose in 2014. Sales have been up for the first time in six years.

Europe, France to unveil anti-terror plans after Paris attacks

Paris - French and European officials will unveil details of anti-terror measures Wednesday to counter threats of new attacks and strengthen cooperation in the wake of deadly shootings in Paris.

Syrian group hacks French newspaper's Twitter account

Paris - A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers briefly took over the Twitter account of France's Le Monde newspaper early Wednesday, tweeting several messages including one reading "Je ne suis pas Charlie".

Paris attack suspects due in court as Europe hunts jihadists

Paris - Four men accused of having links to the jihadists behind the Paris attacks were due to appear before a judge in France on Tuesday, while police in neighbouring Germany staged fresh raids on suspected extremists.

EU to launch anti-terror drive with Muslim countries

Brussels - The EU said Monday it will launch anti-terror projects with Muslim nations and boost intelligence sharing following the Paris attacks, as anger over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons fed fresh protests and violence.

Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert

Nterre - Europe was on high alert Sunday as the suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remained at large and jittery authorities blocked anti-Islamist rallies in Germany and France.

Long-lost Beagle 2 space probe spotted on Mars

London - A British-built space probe that disappeared without trace more than a decade ago has been spotted on the surface of Mars, the UK Space Agency said on Friday.

Thousands in fresh rallies worldwide for Paris attack victims

Paris - Thousands of people took to the streets in France and other countries again Thursday to condemn the killing of 12 people by Islamist gunmen at Paris-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

France to host international 'anti-terrorism' meeting Sunday

Paris - France's interior minister said he would host an international meeting Sunday for his counterparts from the United States and Europe to discuss the battle against terrorism in the wake of the Paris magazine massacre.

US military to close base in Britain in cost-cutting move

Washington - The US military will close a major air base in Britain and withdraw from 14 other installations across Europe as part of a reorganization of forces, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Europe rights court mulls whether to let French quadriplegic die

Strasbourg - Europe's human rights court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether a man in a vegetative state should be taken off life support, in a case that has torn his family apart and ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France.

European stocks extend slide

London - European stock markets dropped Tuesday, extending the previous day's slump, on the prospect of fresh stimulus to prop up the weak eurozone that risks losing Greece as a member.

Snow brings chaos to Europe, but skiers rejoice

Paris - Heavy snowfall brought both chaos and joy across Europe, with some 15,000 people stranded overnight in the French Alps while skiers revelled in the fresh powder blanketing slopes.

Europe to build new-generation Ariane 6 rocket

Luxembourg - European nations announced Tuesday they would build a new-generation rocket in a multi-billion-euro (dollar) programme to maintain their grip on the world market for satellite launches.

European Union cuts its most senior science role

The European Commission (EC) decided to retire the position of Chief Scientific Advisor, Some scientists have reacted angrily to what they see is political interference with the promotion of science.

Europeans and Africans promise new approach on migration

Rome - Ministers from 58 European and African states on Thursday pledged to adopt a new coordinated approach to migration that goes beyond the single issue of policing borders.

Comet probe 'sniffed' organic molecules: early data

Paris - Mankind's first-ever probe of a comet found traces of organic molecules and a surface much harder than imagined, scientists said Tuesday of initial sample data from robot lab Philae.

Images show Philae's historic comet bounce

Paris - The European Space Agency (ESA)on Sunday unveiled images of the probe Philae after it bounced while making its historic landing on a comet last Wednesday.

GMO bans in Europe set to progress

An environmental committee of the European Parliament has approved legislation that allows member states to ban genetically engineered crops.

Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours

Paris - Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said Saturday.

Low-battery probe uploading data from comet: ESA

Paris - Europe's comet probe Philae uploaded a slew of science data to Earth Friday, ending a nailbiting wait by mission controllers who feared it would run out of power before making final contact.

Comet probe in race against time to crown stellar feat

Paris - Europe's deep-space robot lab Philae worked against the clock Friday, attempting to drill into a comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth to crown a historic exploration before its battery runs out.

Despite landing fumble, comet probe working well

Paris - Europe's comet probe Philae was "working well" despite a rough-and-tumble touchdown that left it partly shadowed from battery-boosting sunlight, ground controllers said Thursday.

Scientists hope for data after historic but dodgy comet landing

Darmstadt - European scientists were hoping for a stream of data Thursday after a robot lab made the first-ever landing on a comet, a key step in a marathon mission to probe the mysteries of space.

Probe lands on comet in space first: ESA

Darmstadt - The European probe Philae has made the first-ever landing on a comet, a crowning phase in a quest to explore the origins of the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday.

All systems go for historic comet landing

Darmstadt - The European Space Agency (ESA) ordered a probe to attempt Wednesday the first landing on a comet and investigate one of the great mysteries of the Solar System.

Op-Ed: Western Libya intervention, the sequel

Benghazi - The New York Times seems at times an outlet for Obama administration policy and trial balloons for possible policy directions. Perhaps the recent op-ed suggesting the EU should intervene with a peace-keeping force in Libya is a trial balloon.

Comet-landing mission on track, one last hurdle ahead

Paris - Europe's mission to land the first-ever probe on a comet was on track Wednesday with one final "go" pending for the robot lab to eject from its mothership and start a nail-biting seven-hour descent.

Europe set to make space history with comet landing

Paris - One of the biggest gambles in space history comes to a climax on Wednesday when Europe attempts to make the first-ever landing on a comet.

Colombia leader seeks Europe's help for 'last chance' peace

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he hopes Europe can provide funds to help him strike a "last chance" deal with leftist guerrillas after half a century of conflict.
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ACTA protest.
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Small protest in Fuengirola, Spain on 14n (14 November)
Trade unions in Belgium believe the Eurobonds can bring relief to the troubled Euro.
Trade unions in Belgium believe the Eurobonds can bring relief to the troubled Euro.
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Unusual circumstances have brought interest to the woman's death since this rarely happens in the area.
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Europe according to Greece
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Europe according to Silvio Berlusconi
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Comparison of debt in countries with the Euro as currency
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European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
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A shot of winter scenery from the train window, winter in Poland, 2010.
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A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko, south-western Poland, 2010.
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The city of Liege, Belgium
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Ryder Cup trophy
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Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
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Boudewijn Seapark in Bruges is the last captive dolphinarium in Belgium.
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Railway workers removing snow from tracks in Poland, 2010.
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The frozen shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland
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