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News and reports from Europe.

Mars Express to unravel Red Planet's mysteries

The mystery of whether there is life on Mars has captivated imaginations for generations. The latest mission there could finally provide certainty to astronomers and stargazers alike.

Midnight madness at new Harry Potter launch

A reporter describes the rush for J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" as it fell to the masses in England.

Refugee Week celebrates diverse Britain

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Britain's fifth annual Refugee Week.

Don't shoot the messenger

Delivering bad news can be a difficult and unforgiving business, but spare a thought for those who do it for a living…

Denying Lives: Romania's ban on adoption

As the Romanian government reconvenes to decide whether to lift a ban on the international adoption of its orphans, Daniela Tuchel investigates the likely effects on a future generation.

Ukrainian banker conviction ''politically motivated''?

The conviction this week of a powerful Ukrainian banking figure could have far-reaching implications for the country's financial sector and upcoming presidential elections.

Bosnia sex trade shames UN

A senior United Nations official is demanding that her colleagues involved in the sex trade in Bosnia should be stripped of their immunity and prosecuted.

Hungarians play unwitting hosts to war games

The deserted, snowy plains of Hungary make an unlikely testing ground for a war in the sandy deserts of the Middle-East.

Balkan holocaust anniversary rears more than memories

A striking monument of a huge orchid stands in silent tribute on windswept fields where Balkan victims of the Holocaust fell six decades before.

Prague could be next terror network target

New intelligence suggests the next terrorist target for the Al Qaeda network could be a European city visited by more than 300,000 British tourists every year.

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