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Germany needs 500,000 migrants a year until 2050 - study
With the baby boom generation preparing to retire, the scarcity of labor in Germany is likely to become chronic, with half a million immigrants needed annually for 35 years, a study claims, predicting a sharp drop in Germany's workforce.

28.03.2015 11:45

​Italian schoolkids suspended for posting ISIS mock execution on WhatsApp, Instagram
A group of Italian schoolchildren have been suspended from school after staging a reenactment of ISIS beheading a hostage and sharing the images on social media.

27.03.2015 14:33

Protect your sauce! Neapolitan pizza tipped to enter UNESCO 'menu'
Italy has chosen a culinary staple - classic Neapolitan pizza with tomato, basil and mozzarella commonly known as pizza margherita - as its number one candidate for protection under UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, local media report.

27.03.2015 12:16

Germanwings co-pilot appears to have crashed plane deliberately – prosecutor
The Germanwings co-pilot seemed to have crashed the plane deliberately, killing 150 people on board. The co-pilot wouldn’t let the captain inside the cabin, with the “intension to destroy” the jet, the French prosecutor said at a press conference.

26.03.2015 11:55

​MPs express concern at BBC’s ‘biased’ EU coverage
The BBC's coverage of the European Union is biased, the cross-party European Scrutiny Committee of MPs has concluded in a report.

25.03.2015 14:11

‘EU has very poor capability in terms of understanding Russia’s concerns’
A report on EU-Russia relations by a UK House of Lords committee admits that the EU totally miscalculated Moscow’s reaction to the developments in Ukraine because of a lack of Russian experts, says Lord Peter Truscott.

25.03.2015 14:16

China-led infrastructure bank - ‘indication of de-dollarization that makes US unhappy’
The US was forced to change its mind over cooperating with the China-led development bank after its allies refused to join a boycott, which is a sign that dollar hegemony is not lasting, Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute told RT.

25.03.2015 10:13

‘Opaque & undemocratic’: TTIP a threat to NHS & public services, say MPs
Britain’s next government must have the freedom to develop the NHS without legal challenges stemming from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), parliament’s business, innovation and skills committee has warned.

25.03.2015 09:26

Austria wants to be part of China-led infrastructure bank
Austria is looking to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Xinhua news agency reported, citing a top official. It is the latest European nation to invest in the bank, which is seen as the future rival of the US-based World Bank.

24.03.2015 22:40

‘Darkest day’: German school mourns class wiped out in air crash
Schoolchildren in the German town of Haltern wept openly and lit candles for 16 students and two teachers who died when their plane crashed in the Alps on Tuesday. They were returning from an exchange trip to Spain.

24.03.2015 18:35

Can’t touch this: Muslim students sue Dutch medical university over physical exam
Two Muslim students have filed a case against Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam after a request for an exemption from the physical examination requirement was turned down. The curriculum requires a cross-sex physical exam by course mates.

24.03.2015 19:58

Neo-Nazi activity in Sweden doubles in 3 years, anti-racist group says
Neo-Nazi rallies and PR activities in Sweden, including putting up stickers, have rocketed by 20 percent in the last three years, reaching record heights, despite a decline in the number of far-right organizations, the anti-racist Expo Foundation says.

24.03.2015 17:21