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Pope celebrates stadium Mass in Bosnia

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Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in front of tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The pontiff’s visit to the capital, Sarajevo, is aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation across the country. The Pope will also meet members of the Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities during his one-day trip. Bosnia remains […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Sepp Blatter: Europe’s ‘hate’ campaign against Fifa

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has condemned what he described as a “hate” campaign against football’s world governing body by European officials. And he said he was “shocked” by the comments of US prosecutors following the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant. The 79-year-old Swiss was re-elected on Friday at a Fifa congress […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Russia cries foul: Fifa arrests ‘a conspiracy’ says Moscow

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As the rest of the world debates the exposure of corruption at the heart of Fifa, all the talk swirling in Russia is of a conspiracy. President Vladimir Putin argues that the criminal inquiry is aimed at ousting long-time Fifa president Sepp Blatter from his post. He sees it as punishment for continuing to support […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Fifa corruption inquiries: Officials arrested in Zurich

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Two criminal investigations into corruption at football’s world governing body Fifa are under way, with seven senior officials arrested in Zurich on US charges. Separately, Swiss prosecutors have launched a criminal case into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 world cups, to be held in Russia and Qatar respectively. The seven are among 14 […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

EU Riga summit ‘not against Russia’, Merkel says

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EU leaders are gathering for a summit with six former Soviet states in Latvia, overshadowed by Russia’s role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The EU’s Eastern Partnership “is not an instrument for pursuing an expansionist EU policy”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of the summit. The partnership “is not directed against anyone, it’s […]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Germanwings plane crash: All victims identified

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All the human remains found at the scene of the Germanwings air crash have been identified and will be returned to their families, a French prosecutor says. The plane crashed in the French Alps on March 24 with 150 people on board. Investigators say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane after locking the pilot […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

British father and son die in French Alps

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A British man and his 12-year-old son have died while hiking in the French Alps, the father apparently falling to his death while trying to save his child. The pair, who have not been named, died on Saturday afternoon while exploring a trail on the Couloir des Bossons on the Mont-Blanc range above the Chamonix […]

March 17th, 2013 | Posted in Europe | Read More »

Five Britons missing after the avalanche in Mont Blanc

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It was five in the morning when the climbers decided to climb up Mount Maudit –meaning ‘cursed peak- in Mount Blanc in France. Despite the fact that there was no announcement or danger of an avalanche, they are missing and the authorities do their best find them. Colonel Bertrand Francois, commander of the Haute-Savoie gendarmerie, […]

July 12th, 2012 | Posted in Europe | Read More »

Sarkozy is being investigated for the L’oreal scandal

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The mansion Carla Bruni and Nicola Sarcozy is being investigated by detectives for proof after the scandal of L’oreal and the illegal money given to the former president of France for the elections. The police also conducted survey to the office of Mr Sarcozy and firm in which he is a partner after the loss […]

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in Europe | Read More »

The imprisoned wife of the former minister of defense talks behind the bars

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After having filed for a release in order to have the chance to prove her innocence and of course go to the side of her five year old child, Vicky Stamati talks for the first time after her imprisonment in April to our reporter Orestis Karipis. All this time she has tried to convince everyone […]

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Deutschland,Europe,Politics | Read More »