Tag: Europe

LONDON 2005 7/7 BOMBINGS: 10 years after [VIDEO]

Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to honor the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will gather to remember those killed in the July 7 2005 bombings with emotions still…

Watch Tomorrow The Solar Eclipse, Supermoon And Spring Equinox

Don’t miss the Solar Eclipse tomorrow, it’s a Total Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway), and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC. “Depending on where you are in Europe, you will see…

Putin: I Can ‘Take Kiev in 2 Weeks’

Russia President Vladimir Putin apparently told the president of the European Commission that he could capture Kiev in two weeks, if he so desired. On a private phone call, Jose Manuel Barroso asked Putin if troops had entered eastern Ukraine. “That is not the question,” he apparently replied. “If I want, I will take Kiev…

Ukraine president ends ceasefire

A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on his website says the ceasefire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists is being halted and that “we will attack and we will free our country.” The ceasefire expired Monday night but was continually violated. Photo: Valery, who only gave his first name, examines a room of his…

Ukraine signs historic deal with European Union – VIDEO

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an association agreement with the European Union on Friday, the same deal whose reversal set off a crisis in the nation. His predecessor’s decision to shun the deal last year and work with Russia instead unleashed deadly strife that led to the ouster of the nation’s President, the loss of…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Obama Asks Congress for $1 Billion Effort to Boost Military Presence In Europe

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the United States plans to boost its military presence in Europe as tensions simmer in the region over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Standing next to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Obama said the U.S. would rotate more American troops into the region and called on Congress to provide up to…

Counts for the European Parliament elections began at 9am

An RTÉ exit poll showed that Independents and Others lead the way in terms of national support for the European elections, with support standing at 27%. The poll showed support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil was at 22%. Sinn Féin support is estimated at 17%, while Labour has seen a collapse in support…

Bosnia and Serbia emergency after ‘worst ever’ floods

States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago. Overflowing rivers have burst into towns and villages, cutting off whole communities, while landslides have buried houses. At least three people have drowned. Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said it…

Euro Drops as Easing by ECB Expected in June

Last week, the euro fell by 0.8% because of signs the European Central Bank will start its monetary easing sometime in June. The drop might suggest a reverse in the common currency’s recent trend of anti-inflation. On Friday, the euro dropped to $1.375 after being at $1.399 May 8. Mario Draghi the President of the…

German athlete fails doping test, 1st case of the 2014 Olympics

An unidentified German athlete has failed a drug test in the first announced doping case of the Sochi Olympics. The German Olympic Committee has been notified and a backup sample will be analyzed today, the committee said. German officials did not name the athlete, sport or substance involved. AP

Sochi Olympics Games: Speeding Bobsled Hits Worker Breaks Legs

Olympic officials are trying to determine why a worker on the track used for sliding sports at the Sochi Games was in the path of a speeding bobsled that crashed into him, causing leg injuries and a concussion. A forerunning sled sent down the track to make sure conditions were suitable for two-man training crashed…

Constitutional Council To Tax Millionaires 75% In France

France’s Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to a ‘millionaire’s tax’, to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros (S$1.75 million) a year. The measure, introduced in line with a pledge by President Francois Hollande to make the rich do more to pull France out of crisis,…

DNA study suggests dogs originated in Europe

A new DNA study published Thursday indicates dogs originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago. This large DNA study aligns with the earliest known doglike fossils, which also came from Europe. Other DNA studies have suggested that dogs originated in east Asia and the Middle East. Scientists agree that dogs became the first…

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Announces Divorce Via Newspaper

Because he says his wife is no longer speaking to him, multimillionaire Charles Saatchi informed celebrity chef Nigella Lawson in a statement to the Daily Mail that he has begun divorce proceedings. Tension between the pair hit the tabloids after Saatchi was photographed with his hand around her neck in mid-June. Lawson and her children…

Turkish ‘Standing Man’ Inspires Silent Vigil In Restive Square

A Turkish man held an 8-hour silent vigil on Monday in Istanbul’s restive Taksim Square. Erdem Gunduz decided to start his silent protest as a form of peaceful demonstration against violent police disruption of protests in the square over the last two weeks. Gunduz stood on his own unnoticed before pictures of his protest went…

Terrorist Cat! Cat Detained On Clandestine Mission At Russian Prison

Terrorist Cat! Cat Detained On Clandestine Mission At Russia Prison Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia’s north saw a cat scaling the fence and noticed something a little fishy, The Associated Press reports. On closer inspection, they found several cellphones and chargers taped to the animal’s belly. Cat may or may not be a…

Powerful Blast Injures Up To 40 In Prague

A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble. It was not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street, in Prague’s Old Town, at about 10 a.m., but it was likely a…

Swedish Police Find Drugs And A Stun Gun On Justin Bieber’s Tour Bus

Swedish police have found drugs on pop sensation pop sensation Justin Bieber’s tour bus. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom revealed a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were found when officers raided the empty bus parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. They have refused to reveal identify…

Paris Court Approves Auction Of Native American Tribal Masks

A Paris court has rejected a bid to stop the auction of masks originating from a native American tribe in Arizona, according to the tribe’s lawyer. The Hopi tribe and its supporters say the sale would amount to sacrilege. The Hopi say the 70 masks are blessed with divine spirits and have been stolen from…

Russian Tycoon Found Dead In UK Home

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, 67, was found dead at his home in England on Saturday. Police are treating his death as unexplained and investigating further. Berezovsky, who at one time held significant political clout, fled Russia after a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP

Russia Rejects Cyprus Financial Rescue Bid as Deadline Looms

Russia spurned Cyprus’s offers of assets for a bailout as the island nation’s lawmakers begin debate on legislation to avert a financial collapse. “I think we aren’t able to get the support that we wanted to get,” Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris said in an interview after checking out of the Lotte Hotel in Moscow.…

Pope Addresses Thousands In Final General Audience

Pope Addresses Thousands In Final General Audience Pope Benedict XVI has made his final address to a general audience in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican before his resignation on Thursday. He told the crowd of thousands it was a heavy burden when he took up the papacy in April 2005 but he had been…

Armed Men Steal $50 Million Worth Of Diamonds

Eight armed and masked men made a hole in a security fence at Brussels’ international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot, authorities said Tuesday. AP

Bolshoi Ballet Director Is Victim Of Acid Attack

A masked man threw acid in the face of Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet, on Thursday night, leaving him with third-degree burns and possibly threatening his eyesight, Bolshoi officials said on Friday morning. The attack followed a series of anonymous threats to Mr. Filin, 42, a dancer who rose through…

Woman Steals Train, Crashes Into Building

A woman stole the keys to a train in Sweden and proceeded to crash the train into a building. The woman was injured and taken to a hospital. There were no reports of any injuries in the building. Officials are investigating how the woman obtained keys to the train. NBC News

Armstrong Set To Appear On Oprah Next Week

Lance Armstrong better hope he doesn’t get the James Frey treatment. The disgraced cyclist will appear on Oprah Winfrey’s show in a “no-holds-barred” interview, the talk-show host announced Tuesday. Stripped of his Tour de France victories last year, Armstrong has denied any allegations of cheating, although reports surfaced earlier this week that he “has told…

Amy Winehouse Inquest: Singer Drank Herself To Death

Singer Amy Winehouse died after drinking too much alcohol, a second inquest has confirmed. > Dr Shirley Radcliffe, St Pancras Coroner, recorded a verdict of misadventure, the same as the original inquest in October 2011. The hearing also heard the same evidence as the first inquest. > The hearing was told the star was more…

Depardieu, In Tax Fight, Gets Russian Citizenship

Bad news if you want to be adopted by an American couple, Gerard. Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that actor Gerard Depardieu had been given Russian citizenship. The actor moved to Belgium in December to avoid paying France’s high tax rates, which almost went up to 75 percent for the country’s richest citizens. ITV