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Rats 'Not Main Cause of Black Death
Offbeat  (tags: Black Death, Scientists, Rats, Study, Europe )

Ray
- 10 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests.
Moroccan-Born Mayor of Rotterdam Tells Fellow Muslims Who Do Not Appreciate the Freedoms of Living in the West to Pack Your Bags
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Europe, Netherlands, conflict, freedoms, ethics, interesting, safety, society )

Penny
- 21 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour). 'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags and leave.
Europe Is Facing a New Jewish Exodus
Offbeat  (tags: anti-Semitism, Europe, International Holocaust Day, Nazis, crime, culture, protection, safety, society, world )

Penny
- 28 days ago - ynetnews.com
Speakers at high-level pan-European forum on eve of International Holocaust Day compare today's anti-Semitic atmosphere to situation in continent in 1930s.
Charlie Hebdo Hunt: Shooting as French Police Close in
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, France, Europe )

Ray
- 55 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
The Big Ideas of 2014: Part II
Offbeat  (tags: Big ideas, Europe, USA, UK )

Ray
- 65 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A slew of big ideas were debated in 2014. Talk of a "new Cold War", battling the Islamic State online and the establishing of "revenge porn" as a crime were among them.
Italy Ferry Fire: Scores Awaiting Rescue
Offbeat  (tags: ferry, fire, rescue, Italy, Europe )

Ray
- 67 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 160 people are still awaiting rescue on the deck of a blazing Italian ferry amid freezing temperatures off the Greek island of Corfu.
15 Stunning Places in Luxembourg
Offbeat  (tags: Luxembourg, europe, Places, city, castles, mucis festivals, scenic environment, wines, culture, environment, humans, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, world )

Lone
- 69 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Luxembourg is one of the most breathtaking cities in all of Europe. It is famous for having an abundance of ancient-medieval castles, scores of live music festivals, and scenic valleys, which produces some of the finest wines in the world!
US Prisoner Executions Drop But Are More Painful, Brutal
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Europe, Globalization, History, Human rights, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 75 days ago - rt.com
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
Thousands of Wolves, Bears and Lynx Striding Europe Alongside Humans
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Europe, Science )

Ray
- 76 days ago - rt.com
After almost becoming extinct at the beginning of the 20th century, large carnivores are on their way back in Europe with bears being the most numerous and present in almost two dozen of European countries, a new study has shown.
'Scathing': Clamor Grows for Iraq War Inquiry Redactions From Senior Whitehall Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq carnage, Islamic State, Europe, Human rights, Iraq, UK, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 78 days ago - rt.com
Draft reports of a public inquiry into the UK's 2003 Iraq war have rattled Britain's establishment, with senior Whitehall figures battling to sanitize its findings. Critics say the war was central to the rise of ISIS, and the fragmentation of Iraq.
Food Allergy Laws Enforced in Restaurants and Takeaways
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Restaurants, takeaways, health. allergies., Laws, Europe )

Ray
- 83 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.
Spain Has Most Endangered Species in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: Spain, Europe, endangered, most, lynx )

Scooby
- 96 days ago - theolivepress.es
SPAIN is home to more endangered species than any other European country.
The Great Victorian Beard Craze
Offbeat  (tags: facial hair craze, fashion, North America, Europe )

Ray
- 108 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The beard fashion of the last 10 years on both sides of the Atlantic mirrors an earlier facial hair craze, which started during the Crimean War, lasted for three decades,
Cameron's Vow to Tackle Tax Avoidance 'Disingenuous and Hypocritical'
Offbeat  (tags: Currencies, Economy, Europe, Finance, Markets, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 123 days ago - rt.com
Multinational firms which exploit loopholes to avoid paying tax in the UK will be pushed to "damn well pay," David Cameron said on Thursday. The PM's statement was denounced as disingenuous by global tax expert and UK economist Richard Murphy.
How the World Loved the Swastika - Until Hitler Stole It
Offbeat  (tags: swastika, Nazi-Germany, Hitler, WW2, Europe )

Ray
- 133 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but it goes back thousands of years and has been used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world. As more evidence emerges of its long pre-Nazi history in Europe,
 

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