Category Archives: Europe

Cameron to stage Commons vote on European arrest warrant

Cameron signals desire to opt back in but faces large backbench revolt from within his own party over the issueDavid Cameron is to risk a backbench rebellion over opting back in to the European arrest warrant after he announced he will stage a Commons …
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Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe

Rightwing prime minister Viktor Orbán is using his huge electoral majority to rewrite the rules, and not just for Hungary Continue reading…

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Britons arent uniquely ignorant, most countries have got their facts wrong

The index of ignorance raises not only a wry smile, but questions over why peoples perceptions are so far from reality Datablog: you are probably wrong about almost everythingWe know from past surveys that people in Britain are wildly wrong on many bas…
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Irish politician to take abortion pill in Dublin in defiance of republics ban

Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger, along with 30 other pro-choice activists, to receive pills in defiance of countrys laws Continue reading…
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Posted in Abortion, Belfast, Catholicism, Europe, Health, Ireland, Politics, Religion, Reproductive rights, Society, Women, World news | Comments Off

British Schindler honoured for saving 669 children from the Nazis

Sir Nicholas Winton awarded with Order of the White Lion in Czech Republic Continue reading…
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  1. British towns being swamped by immigrants feel ‘under seige’, says Michael Fallon
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  3. The Great British TV Sell-Off: who owns the UK’s favourite shows?
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Let migrants drown in the Mediterranean? Have we lost our sense of common humanity?

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  1. David Blunkett praises Michael Fallon for swamped by migrants comments
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David Blunkett praises Michael Fallon for swamped by migrants comments

Minister right to voice ordinary voters concerns because failing to talk about immigration plays into Ukips hands, says BlunkettDavid Blunkett has praised the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, for warning that some communities in the UK are being swam…
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Posted in Conservatives, David Blunkett, Europe, European Union, Immigration and asylum, Labour, Michael Fallon, Politics, UK Independence party (Ukip), UK news, World news | Comments Off

Where on earth is the Berlin wall?

Twenty five years after its fall, more pieces of the Berlin wall are scattered across the globe from Seattle to South Korea, Cape Town to Canberra than remain in the city itselfBehind the caretakers cottage in Berlins botanical gardens, hidden from th…
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The stress isnt over yet: talk of a return to normal banking is misplaced

While the initial response to European Central Banks stress tests has been positive, there are good reasons to be waryNot too tough, not too lenient. That was broadly the market response to the European Central Banks stress tests on 123 of Europes comm…
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  2. Health check finds 24 EU banks ailing but the UKs pass muster
  3. Permanent TSB fails ECBs EU-wide financial stress test
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Ukraine election a win for president and allies, early count suggests

Count of nearly two-thirds of votes gives Yatseniyuks Peoples Front a vote share of 21.58% and Poroshenkos bloc 21.40% Continue reading…
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