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400 Russian Sailors Arrive in France to Train on High-Tech Warships

Four hundred Russian sailors have arrived at the port of Saint-Nazaire in northwest France to begin training for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers, part of a €1.2bn (£9,600m/$1.6bn) military contract the French government intends to complete with Moscow despite pressure from

400 Russian Sailors Arrive in France to Train on High-Tech Warships

Irish Muslim Teen in Cairo Jail 'Not Irish-looking Enough'

An Irish Muslim teenager has been kept in prison without charge for nearly a year in Cairo because “he is not Irish-looking enough” for the world to take notice, according to his family in Dublin. Ibrahim Halawa, the 18-year-old son

Irish Muslim Teen in Cairo Jail 'Not Irish-looking Enough'

Irish Health Minister Demands Cigarettes Cost $30 a Pack

The Irish health minister, frustrated by delays in his anti-smoking plans to force tobacco companies to use plain unbranded packaging on cigarettes, has now announced plans to push the price of a single packet of cigarettes up to €20 (£16/$27).

Irish Health Minister Demands Cigarettes Cost $30 a Pack

UK Europe Minister says Choice of Juncker 'Just Plain Wrong'

David Lidington, Britain’s minister for Europe, went to Berlin yesterday “to tackle head-on some of the misconceptions about the UK’s approach to the European Union.” In a speech to an EU organisation called Europe Network Germany he insisted that “Britain

UK Europe Minister says Choice of Juncker 'Just Plain Wrong'

Moscow library uncovers vast stash of Soviet era porn

More than 12,000 pornographic books and pictures have been discovered in “an erotic hell” acquired by the Russian state library during the Soviet era. According to a report in Le Figaro. Japanese erotic prints, “sensual” photographs, pornographic drawings of women

Moscow library uncovers vast stash of Soviet era porn

European Police Crackdown on International Tractor Crime Ring

Police from Austria, Germany and the Netherlands have arrested an international gang of tractor thieves, the latest move in a campaign against a Europe-wide countryside crime wave which costs farmers and agricultural equipment dealers millions every year. The gang arrested have

European Police Crackdown on International Tractor Crime Ring

'Tobacco-free Ireland by 2015' to ban cigarette vending machines

Cigarette vending machines will be banned in Ireland as part of the government’s attempt to create “a tobacco-free Ireland” by 2015, according to the Irish Times. The legislation was agreed by cabinet yesterday. It follows news earlier this month that

'Tobacco-free Ireland by 2015' to ban cigarette vending machines

NGO Watchdog: Greenpeace is 'the Establishment', 'Not Accountable'

Organisations such as Greenpeace have “no culture of accountability,” and have now “become the establishment,” according to Gerald Steinberg of NGO Monitor, which seeks to make non-governmental organisations such as Greenpeace more accountable. Steinberg was speaking after the disclosure that

NGO Watchdog: Greenpeace is 'the Establishment', 'Not Accountable'

Cameron Feigns Victory as he gets Ready to be EU-Humiliated

Number 10 is claiming that British Prime Minister David Cameron has “won agreement” on a vote on the future president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch. The claim follows a meeting in London today between Cameron and Herman

Cameron Feigns Victory as he gets Ready to be EU-Humiliated

German army gives its soldiers a gun that can't shoot straight

The German defence ministry has stopped further orders of the army’s standard automatic rifle, the Heckler & Koch G36, after a secret report questioned its accuracy and said tests had to be carried out to make sure the ministry is

German army gives its soldiers a gun that can't shoot straight

Britain Warns France: Don't Fly EU Flags at WWI Ceremonies

British officials have told the French not to display the European Union flag or other symbols of the EU during ceremonies marking the 1914-18 war, and warned them not to use the centenary of the Great War to promote the

Britain Warns France: Don't Fly EU Flags at WWI Ceremonies

Cameron Facing Humiliation as EU leaders back Juncker

David Cameron’s over-confidence in his own powers of persuasion appear to have made veteran Brussels insider Jean-Claude Juncker the near-certain choice as next president of the European Commission. EU leaders whom Cameron thought he could persuade to join him in an

Cameron Facing Humiliation as EU leaders back Juncker