Europe

Finland: 'Prepare for eurozone breakup'

Finland: 'Prepare for eurozone breakup'

Deutsche Welle

17 August 2012

Finnish politicians are beginning to evaluate the worst-case scenarios of the eurozone's debt difficulties. They have called on fellow European leaders to consider contingency plans should the currency union collapse.

Young Turks Increasingly Favor Integration and Religion

Young Turks Increasingly Favor Integration and Religion

Der Spiegel

17 August 2012

When news hit the headlines this spring that Salafists in Germany were handing out free Korans in city centers across the country, the outcry was immediate. Politicians called for the campaign to be banned, journalists wrote extensively about Salafist radicalism and even the publishing house printing the free Korans distanced itself.

Britain's threat to Ecuador 'without precedent', says international law expert

Britain's threat to Ecuador 'without precedent', says international law expert

August 16, 2012

BRITIAIN'S threat to revoke Ecuador's diplomatic immunity and arrest Julian Assange is "extraordinary and without precedent", an Australian international law expert has said.

Why Germans love the enigmatic Angela Merkel

Why Germans love the enigmatic Angela Merkel

Jochen Hung

The Guardian

15 August 2012

She is "Europe's most dangerous leader", the "Iron Frau" who is "dragging us towards the abyss". Angela Merkel's handling of the euro crisis, it is safe to say, has not been met with approval on the world stage.

Wave of Suicides Shocks Greece

Wave of Suicides Shocks Greece

Der Spiegel

15 August 2012

Greece has always had one of the lowest suicide rates in Europe, but its economic crisis has triggered a disturbing increase in the number of people killing themselves. Are the deaths the result of personal desperation or are people making a political statement with the only thing they have left to sacrifice?

Thirty eight years on, Famagusta remains Turkey’s hostage

Thirty eight years on, Famagusta remains Turkey’s hostage

Famagusta Gazette

14 August 2012

Cyprus marks on Tuesday the 38th anniversary since Turkey’s second offensive against the island in the summer of 1974, which resulted in the occupation of the Republic’s northern third, including the city of Famagusta.

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