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Charlie Hebdo Hunt: Shooting as French Police Close in
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, France, Europe )

Ray
- 17 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
- 27 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
- 29 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
- 31 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
- 37 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
- 38 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
- 40 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
- 45 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
- 58 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
- 70 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
- 86 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
- 95 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,
Scandalous Tales From the British Embassy in Paris
Offbeat  (tags: Scandalous, British embassy, Paris, France, Europe )

Ray
- 98 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It's 200 years since the Duke of Wellington bought the grandiose Hotel de Charost in Paris, a few doors down from the Elysee palace. And if you want to get to know the secrets of a stately home, I always say, just ask the butler.
Seattle to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Europe, Human rights, Piracy, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 111 days ago - rt.com
Native Americans have often complained about the insensitivity of the Columbus Day holiday. Seattle's City Council has attempted to address this complaint, but now some Italian-Americans claim the new resolution downplays their own cultural heritage.
Procter and Gamble Exit Pet Food Industry
Offbeat  (tags: Procter and game, spectrum holdings, mars, pet food, Iams, Europe, business )

Scooby
- 125 days ago - uk.mobile.reuters.com
The company, which had been under pressure from investors to exit the pet food category, sold 80 percent of its global pet food business, including the Iams and Eukanuba brands, to privately held confectioner Mars Inc for $2.9 billion in April.
 

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