Europe

News and reports from Europe.

The intifada comes to London

They are calling it the "Oxford Street Intifada". Every Thursday, a picket forms outside UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer’s flagship store in the capital.

Health on hold: Romania's TB crisis

Romania continues to suffer Europe's worst incidence of tuberculosis - the world's biggest infectious killer disease - at 30,000 cases per year. But while the crisis is deepening, its hospitals are closing…

Best Birmingham Bullring born?

Thousands of residents and tourists recently flocked to Birmingham city centre for the grand opening of the new-look Bullring.

UK faces crisis as student debt rockets

Prime Minster Tony Blair's neglect of students' mounting debts is creating an impending crisis that is going to cost Britain dearly, James Malysz warns…

Reality TV: Too real for celebrities

Celebrities being duped by the lure of their own TV show have been licking their wounds this week after the launch of The Pilot Show on British television's E4 channel on Monday.

Star by night, convict by day

The hottest ticket in the Romanian capital is for a play whose star actor is escorted to and from a maximum security prison by armed guards brandishing automatic weapons…

No place to call their own

Gypsies have landed in a sleepy hamlet in Comfortablesville, Middle England. Residents are up in arms, children are being fed disinformation and house prices are on edge. But, hang-on, no one can even see them…

Armenia: Teaching the strong to fail

The crime of Armenia’s so-called “special needs” boarding schools exposed…

Brazilian President attacks UN in London

Brazilian president Luiz Ignácio da Silva condemned UN inaction over the Middle Eastern conflict on Monday, as Tony Blair prepared to meet Israeli premier Ariel Sharon.

Romania rapped for prison brutality

A damning judgement from the European Court of Human Rights has put judicial reform in Romania back under the spotlight.

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