article thumbnailPoles warned off 'gold train' hunt

Image caption The Nazis built a network of underground passages in the Walbrzych area Polish authorities have warned treasure hunters to stop looking for a rumoured Nazi "gold train" as it could be mined or carryin [ ... ]


article thumbnailGreece names first woman as interim PM

Image caption Vassiliki Thanou becomes Greece's first female prime minister Greece's top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou, has been appointed caretaker prime minister ahead of early elections next month.Presid [ ... ]


article thumbnailPlea for EU answer to migrant crisis

Serbia and Macedonia have told a summit in Vienna the EU must come up with an action plan to respond to the influx of migrants into Europe.A record number of 107,500 migrants crossed the EU's borders last month. Austria has complained that the EU has [ ... ]


article thumbnailGrim find in Austria migrant lorry

Image caption The truck was found abandoned at the side of a busy motorway At least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry abandoned in a motorway lay-by near the eastern border with Hungary, the Austrian auth [ ... ]


article thumbnailUkraine 'secures 20% debt write-off'

Image caption A man waits to receive his pension. The conflict in Ukraine's east has closed businesses across the industrial heartland, ramping up unemployment and crippling its financial sector The Ukrainian gover [ ... ]


article thumbnailPaparazzi 'harassing Prince George'

Paparazzi harassment of Prince George has increased and photographers' tactics are becoming increasingly dangerous, Kensington Palace has said. The palace has issued an appeal to world media not to publish unauthorised images of the two-year-old, who [ ... ]


article thumbnailAnti-Nazi couple's barn burned down

Birgit and Horst Lohmeyer were shocked that some of their neighbours were neo-Nazis A couple in eastern Germany who spoke out against neo-Nazis in their village have been given police protection after a fi [ ... ]


article thumbnailGreek MPs approve bailout deal

Protesters gathered outside Greece's parliament all night to criticise the draft deal The Greek parliament has backed a new bailout deal after an all-night debate, despite a rebellion by many MPs in the go [ ... ]


article thumbnailShip arrives to house Kos migrants

Watched by refugees, the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos arrives in Kos on its new mission A passenger ship has docked on the Greek island of Kos to be used as a registration centre and accommodation for migra [ ... ]


article thumbnailEthiopia jet stowaway gets to Sweden

An Ethiopian airliner - the stowaway reportedly had an airport staff badge An Ethiopian man hoping to get asylum in Sweden has been found in the hold of an airliner after a flight from Addis Ababa to Stock [ ... ]


article thumbnailEurozone economy grows by 0.3%

The economies of the 19 countries that use the euro grew by about 0.3% between April and June, according to official figures.The first estimate from Eurostat marks a slight slowdown from the 0.4% registered in the first quarter.The statistics agency  [ ... ]


article thumbnailGreek MPs approve bailout deal

Protesters gathered outside Greece's parliament all night to criticise the draft deal The Greek parliament has backed the country's new bailout deal after all-night talks, despite a rebellion by many MPs i [ ... ]


article thumbnail'English mafia' helping people to UK

British traffickers are involved in smuggling migrants into the UK from northern France, a mayor has alleged.One migrant, who said he had spent £15,000 so far on trying to reach the UK from Syria, also said many of the criminals were British nationa [ ... ]


article thumbnailUS returns stolen Picasso to France

The painting has been authenticated by a group of French experts US officials have returned to France a Picasso oil painting that was stolen from a Paris museum 14 years ago.La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser), [ ... ]


article thumbnailNo Sale for Serb ex-partisan newswire

Tanjug was at its height during the leadership of Yugoslavian statesman Josip Broz Tito The sale of Serbia's Tanjug news agency, once the voice of socialist Yugoslavia, has reportedly collapsed after no bi [ ... ]


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