Category Archives: Europe

Vaclav Klaus

‘US and West provoked Ukrainian crisis’

The West and the United States provoked the Ukrainian crisis, former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus said in an interview to Czech television (CT24). “I think that not…

Russian icebreaker

Race for Arctic could become uncivilized

The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia…

Angela Merkel

German High Court ruling would threaten Merkel, US influence

Much like the US Supreme Court, upon which Germany’s highest court was partially modeled after World War II, the German Federal Constitutional Court is the final interpreter of constitutional law….

whiteswan

White wing swan attacks students of colour

Warwick University has erected a fence around a campus lake to stop a spate of swan attacks on students. A 4ft tall bird, which boasts an 8ft wingspan, has been…

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Ericsson bribes officials to secure deals

Swedish mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson paid 116 million Swedish crowns ($18 million) to a commercial agent, money which was then used to bribe Greek officials to secure a deal…

groomcake

Church of Norway rejects same-sex marriage

The Church of Norway on Tuesday rejected a proposal for religious same-sex marriage, even though it had the support of most bishops. Norway was among the first countries in Europe…

Waiting for the IMF

Ukraine: The IMF’s Big Lie

Like government leaders everywhere, Russia’s Vladimir Putin often lies. But when he tells an uncomfortable truth, few people in the US or Europe bother to listen. Take what he said…

Luca Zaia

Venetian nationalists accused of ‘terror’

Italian police on Wednesday arrested 24 people involved in a campaign to demand independence for Venice and its surrounding region and seized a tractor that they said the activists had…

silkrail

The new silk road, from China’s factories to the heart of Europe

It is one of the world’s longest railways — an approximately 11,000-kilometre “modern-day silk road” that traverses Russia and Kazakhstan to link a megacity in the heart of China with…

burgercrush

Russia to deport McDonald’s hamburger

The area round the first ever McDonalds in Moscow in Pushkinskaya square saw today an extraordinary promo-campaign against “all the unhealthy stuff that came from the West”, Russian media as…