Category Archives: Europe

Walk on by Britain: Two Little Girls Pretend to be Lost in a Busy Shopping Centre

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Author: Sam Greenhill

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One little girl was clutching her favourite toy while her younger sister was sucking her thumb – and both looked utterly lost and forlorn. In a bygone era, a concerned adult might have stopped to ask them where their mother was. But in a damning indictment of modern Britain, hundreds...

Heathrow Security Seizes Miniature Gun From Toy Story Woody Figure

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Author: Heather Saul

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The thought of Toy Story character Woody being considered an airport terror threat may seem laughable to most, but not so for the Heathrow security staff who confiscated a miniature toy gun from the doll before allowing it to travel with its owner. A puzzled father uploaded a picture of the moment...

Corruption Costs European Union 120 Billion Euros a Year

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Author: David Jolly

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Despite its relatively clean image, the European Union is losing at least 120 billion euros a year to corruption, and more than three-quarters of citizens believe that the problem is widespread in their countries, the bloc’s home affairs commissioner said Monday. The awarding of government business and political party financing...

Why Norway Is Endangering Dolphins / Sea Life Along The Croatian Coast

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Author: DW - Video

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Croatia, which joined the EU last July, could soon come into big money. Huge deposits of crude oil and natural gas are thought to be located under the Adriatic Sea. A Norwegian drillship has been scanning the sea floor for weeks -- and endangering dolphins, whales and even fish farms....

The Corruption of Britain

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Author: Tom Harper

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The entire criminal justice system was infiltrated by organised crime gangs, according to a secret Scotland Yard report leaked to The Independent. In 2003 Operation Tiberius found that men suspected of being Britain’s most notorious criminals had compromised multiple agencies, including HM Revenue & Customs, the Crown Prosecution Service, the City...

Britain Faces More Exceptional Storms

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Author: Adam Withnall

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Britain is facing a new bout of “exceptional” bad weather, the environment secretary has warned, with heavy rain, strong winds and high tides forecast to arrive early tomorrow morning. The warning from Owen Paterson came after a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra, where ministers heard that the Environment...

Merry Christmas? Only if you stayed at home today…

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Author: Rob Williams

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Thousands of people preparing to make their Christmas getaway could face disruption this afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain batter Britain. The Met Office issued a severe weather warning from dawn this morning, with the threat of gusts of up to 80mph and localised flooding in pockets of the UK, just...

You Can Still be Jailed for Being a Republican

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Author: John Hall

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The government has confirmed that republicanism is still punishable by life imprisonment and that it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen. The revelation comes as the Ministry of Justice embarrassingly admitted that a law threatening to jail for life anyone who has called for the abolition of the...