Europe

The protest includes handing fresh fish to the public

Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike.

Stonehenge may have been a cemetery for a ruling dynasty

Stonehenge served as a burial ground for much longer than had previously been believed, new research suggests.


French serial killer and wife get life for crimes

A French court yesterday gave life sentences to self-confessed killer Michel Fourniret and his wife Monique Olivier in one of the worst serial murder cases in recent French history.

Woman 'married' to Berlin Wall for 29 years

Richard Alleyne Telegraph 28.05.2008
Woman 'married' to Berlin Wall for 29 years

A woman with a bizarre fetish for inaninimate objects has revealed she has been married to the Berlin Wall for 29 years.


Georgian minister says Russia arming rebels for war

Russia is pushing the rebel Georgian region of Abkhazia towards war with Tbilisi by arming separatist fighters to stop Georgia from joining NATO, a top Georgian minister said in an interview on Wednesday.

A cargo plane lies in two pieces at the end of runway at Brussels Airport yesterday. The large cargo plane crashed trying to take off, authorities said.

A CARGO plane crashed at the end of a runway and split in two while trying to take off at Brussels airport yesterday.


Ministers are calling for an increase in food production

The EU is renewing efforts to reform its Common Agricultural Policy, the rural payments system that costs more than 40bn euros (£32bn) a year.

Sweden tipped to win Eurovision

Michael Osborn BBC News 20.05.2008
Sweden tipped to win Eurovision

Sweden's Eurovision entry has emerged as the favourite to win this year's contest in a Europe-wide BBC vote.


Another gherkin for me, please

Alexandra Hudson Reuters 20.05.2008
Another gherkin for me, please

VIENNA (Reuters) - A free guide to be distributed around Vienna to soccer fans visiting for Euro 2008 will advise them how to order Austrian cuisine, flirt with local women, and find their way to the stadium in the thick local dialect.

From Russia With Hate: 2008 Webby Award (WARNING: Violence!)

Current's Christof Putzel investigates a growing movement in Russia where neo-Nazi groups are brutally attacking immigrants and spreading their hate by posting violent videos online.


Josef Fritzl kept daughter in cellar because 'I wanted a big family'

Roger Boyes and Bojan Pancevski Times Online 09.05.2008
Josef Fritzl kept daughter in cellar because 'I wanted a big family'

Josef Fritzl described yesterday his “beautiful idea” of having a second, secret family with his daughter, whom he kept imprisoned for 24 years in the cellar and with whom he fathered seven children. In time, he said, his daughter Elisabeth, now 4...

Henry Tang starts European visit

news.gov.hk 09.05.2008
Informal exchange: Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang has a breakfast meeting with European Commissioner for Trade Peter Mandelson in Brussels.

Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang has started his visit to Europe, working to secure closer ties between Hong Kong and the European Union and Belgium.


Teenager survives 25,000-volt shock

Elizabeth Stewart Guardian.co.uk 07.05.2008
Teenager survives 25,000-volt shock

A teenager has survived an electric shock from a 25,000-volt power line which catapulted him from a bridge on to a railway track.

Elisabeth Fritzl may sue her father for compensation, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

VIENNA - AUSTRIAN Elisabeth Fritzl, who was imprisoned by her father for 24 years and gave birth to seven of his children, may sue her father for compensation, her lawyer said on Tuesday.


Dungeon plans come to light

The Standard 06.05.2008
Dungeon plans come to light

The Austrian who allegedly imprisoned his daughter and fathered seven children with her first planned to build his secret cell as early as 1978, when his daughter was 12, authorities said.

'We never want them back'... drunken British students wreck Spanish resort

TONY WORDEN, STEPHANIE CONDRON The Daily Mail 05.05.2008
Antics: a student falls onto a bench

An invasion of thousands of British students at a small Spanish resort for a sports tournament has left locals reeling from their drunken antics. Students from 37 universities including the London School of Economics, Manchester University and Kin...


Supporters wave flags for Devlet Bahceli in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

It has the elements of a thriller: a shadowy group of right-wing former soldiers, a mafia don, extremist lawyers and politicians; hand-grenades in a rucksack; plots to kill the Prime Minister and a Nobel-prize winning writer; allegedly planted evi...

Former fascist elected mayor of Rome

Marianne Arens The Intelligence Daily 04.05.2008
Former fascist elected mayor of Rome

(WSWS) -- Two weeks after the victory of Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian parliamentary elections, the city of Rome, which for decades has been governed by centre-left parties, has fallen into the hands of the right wing. On April 28, Gianni Alema...


Gordon Brown faces new 10p tax rebellion

Jonathan Oliver and Isabel Oakeshott Times Online 04.05.2008
Gordon Brown faces new 10p tax rebellion

GORDON BROWN was warned last night that he faced a second election disaster unless he made further concessions in the row over the abolition of the 10p income tax band.

Henry Tang to visit Europe

news.gov.hk 04.05.2008
Henry Tang to visit Europe

Chief Secretary Henry Tang will leave Hong Kong on May 6 for a visit to Belgium, Italy and France.



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