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Austrian man sentenced for posting ISIS atrocities on Facebook
A court in Vienna has handed a six-month conditional sentence to a young man who posted images of Islamic State atrocities and propaganda to his Facebook page.

28.02.2015 18:07

Italian MPs vote for Palestinian state, but conditions ‘disappoint’ PLO
The Italian parliament has become the latest major European legislative assembly to push for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, after a decisive vote Friday. However, deputies nixed a motion for the immediate recognition of Palestine.

27.02.2015 21:34

Greek PM says 'forget about third bailout'
Greece won’t be seeking a third international bailout after the four-month extension of its current program expires, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.

27.02.2015 20:29

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

Ex-FEMEN members strike back after German tabloid says ‘Nein’ to ‘greedy Greeks’
Three former FEMEN members have staged a topless protest in front of the offices of German newspaper Bild in Berlin. The topless ladies say they’re out over the newspaper’s recent message of “no more billions for the greedy Greeks.”

27.02.2015 10:54

​‘Brexit Barometer’: 1 in 6 chance Britain will leave EU
There is a one in six chance Britain will leave the EU during the next parliament, a think-tank has predicted.

27.02.2015 12:36

Russia secures military deal to use Cyprus' ports despite EU concerns
Russian navy ships will keep having access to stop off at Cyprus' ports in Mediterranean as the two countries have agreed to prolong the pre-existing deal on military cooperation.

26.02.2015 16:34

Serco turned ‘blind eye’ to corruption in UK immigration jail, court hears
A whistleblower who worked at a Serco-run immigration detention center alleges the firm turned a blind eye to corruption in the jail, despite evidence staff were smuggling hard drugs into the facility and making a handsome profit in the process.

26.02.2015 12:36

'V for Varoufakis!' Greek finance minister burns EU with laser eyes (VIDEO)
As Greece’s finance minister clashes with the EU and his German counterpart over Athens' debt to the Troika of European lenders, a German show has uploaded a YouTube video spoof of the economic standoff between them, entitled ‘V for Varoufakis’.

26.02.2015 12:04

Poland likely to send military advisers to help Ukraine – defense aid
Poland may follow the UK’s lead and send military advisers to Ukraine to help train the country’s troops. An aid to the Polish defense minister says a final decision will be made in March with the number expected to be under a hundred.

25.02.2015 15:40

First sale of German five-year debt with negative yield
Germany has sold €3.28 billion in five-year bonds with a negative yield for the first time in its history, just days before the eurozone’s monthly €60 billion ‘easy money’ program starts.

25.02.2015 13:02

Mind-controlled bionic hand using nerve transplants restores function
Humanity is edging ever closer to full robot mode: three Austrian men have just controlled their new bionic hands with the power of their minds, after muscles from other parts of the body were transplanted and they were retaught how to use them.

25.02.2015 10:48