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Poland on edge 75 years after Hitler and Stalin carved it up

Warsaw - Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II Monday with one eye on Russia, which invaded it during the war and is now throwing its weight around in neighbouring Ukraine.

Europe sees five possible sites for first-ever comet landing

Paris - The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet.

President Hollande demands his government resign

Paris - France, lagging behind most euro zone economic recoveries, slipped further into crisis mode Monday when leftist ministers rebelled against austerity, forcing Hollande to call for the resignation of government in order to select a new cabinet.

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Paris - Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Paris - Two European Galileo satellites fired into space by a Russian-built rocket on Friday from French Guiana failed to reach their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

Op-Ed: Europe on the cheap: Yes you can!

Every year, American students in their droves venture out to Europe for a backpacking trip of a lifetime. But for most, the costs are more expensive than one can imagine.

Old Soviet prison camp now place of leisure, fun

Rummu - Published only a few days ago via YouTube, a breathtaking five-minute video captures the striking images of a former forced labor camp in a state of decay and its transformation into a recreational beach.

Rosetta probe makes space history in rendezvous with comet

Paris - The space probe Rosetta made a historic rendezvous with a comet on Wednesday, climaxing a 10-year, six-billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

European ransoms now Al-Qaeda's major funding: NYTimes

Washington - Al-Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at least $125 million in ransom paid since 2008, largely by European governments to free western hostages, the New York Times reported.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.
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Boudewijn Seapark opened at Bruges in 1963  getting its first dolphins in 1972. The facility burned ...
Boudewijn Seapark opened at Bruges in 1963, getting its first dolphins in 1972. The facility burned down in 1988. At least 3 dolphins were burned alive in the structure. It was rebuilt and now hosts 6 dolphins.
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Schengen Monument in Schengen, Luxembourg
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Europe according to France
Europe according to France
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Comparison of debt in countries with the Euro as currency
Comparison of debt in countries with the Euro as currency
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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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Small protest in Fuengirola, Spain on 14n (14 November)
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One of twelve winning designs from the  New symbol for Europe  competition. Design by Rachel Graham
One of twelve winning designs from the 'New symbol for Europe' competition. Design by Rachel Graham
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Trudging through heavy snow in Switzerland
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The old Silk Road and the Silk Track have a lot in common. With any luck  the Silk Track will be as ...
The old Silk Road and the Silk Track have a lot in common. With any luck, the Silk Track will be as successful as its predecessor.
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Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
Results of urine tests across Europe for glyphosate weedkiller.
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Railway workers removing snow from tracks in Poland  2010.
Railway workers removing snow from tracks in Poland, 2010.
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Eurozone is lost in translation as EU collapses
Eurozone is lost in translation as EU collapses
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Europe according to Greece
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The city of Liege  Belgium
The city of Liege, Belgium
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Bedu children in Aleppo  Syria.
Bedu children in Aleppo, Syria.
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A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko  south-western Poland  20...
A bus driver heating up frozen lock of a bus at the bus station in Klodzko, south-western Poland, 2010.
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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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European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
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