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Merkel Promises Austerity Abroad, Profligacy at Home

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Just when it seemed as though German politicians were going to completely forget to campaign ahead of September elections, Angela Merkel has finally showed signs that she hopes to be re-elected this fall. Following months of essentially ignoring her political opponents, the chancellor on Monday presented her party’s campaign program and even deigned to launch […]

June 25th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Islamist Raids: German Police Shoot Down Model Plane Terror Plot

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German officials on Tuesday targeted two men suspected of planning to carry out terrorist attacks using remote-controlled model airplanes. The pair is thought to be influenced by radical Islam, but are not considered to be members of a terror group. The raids began at 4 a.m. local time in the German states of Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg […]

June 25th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

BIS fears fresh bank crisis from global bond spike

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The Swiss-based institution said losses on US Treasury securities alone will reach $1 trillion if average yields rise by 300 basis points, with even greater damage in a string of other countries. The loss could range from 15pc to 35pc of GDP in France, Italy, Japan, and the UK. “Such a big upward move can […]

June 24th, 2013 | Posted in Society | Read More »

Osborne: agreement with Cable over spending review close

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George Osborne has denied claims that a row with Vince Cable is holding up his attempts to finalise the spending review for 2015-16 due to be announced shortly. In an interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the chancellor confirmed that he had yet to reach agreement with the Libe Dem business secretary, but he […]

June 24th, 2013 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Lakis Lazopoulos European Tour

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The Greeks will speak! They will speak, without restraint, for all the things that enrage them and for all the things that are disappearing from their country, their homes and their hearts. The Greeks will speak through the ten characters Lakis Lazopoulos who will take you on a political tour, but without politicians and vote […]

June 20th, 2013 | Posted in Society | Read More »

The beautiful island of Crete welcomes the tourists for another year

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Crete: the land of Daidalos and Ikaros, the birthplace of Zeus, the cradle of the Minoan civilization, the home of El Greco, Vitsentzos Kornaros and Nikos Kazantzakis. Crete: the southernmost part of Europe, a rich and beautiful island washed by the Aegean waves from side to side, with stunning & diversified landscape with steep slopes, sandy beaches, […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Education,Society | Read More »

Lawmakers urge caution on US intervention in Syria

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Sending Syria arms and aid and possibly more is a commitment that could haunt the U.S. for years to come, according to some Washington lawmakers. They are cautioning the Obama administration to carefully consider history, a still-fragile U.S. economy and the need to develop a clear end-strategy before agreeing to help fight and fund a […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Politics,Society | Read More »

How is technology transforming the role of teachers

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Moving beyond the well-worn debate about the potential of technology in the classroom, this week the Guardian Teacher Network is running a special series to explore how technology is transforming the role of a teacher. For starters, head of ICT Mike Britland will examine how technology allows students to become more independent in the classroom […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Education,Society | Read More »

Ghostly sailors and sweethearts come to life in underwater art gallery

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This month marks 69 years since Allied troops landed in Normandy, France, as part of their now legendary D-Day invasion against the Nazis in World War II. Now one of the U.S. Navy ships which helped carry off the remarkable mission — the USS Mohawk, which was sunk off the coast of Florida last year […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Art & Ents | Read More »

Obama Takes His Troubles Overseas

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“One should hardly back those who kill their enemies and eat their organs.” — Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking through a translator, at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London. Putin, referring to unverified footage of a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a government soldier, was harshly critical of […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Politics,Society | Read More »