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India boycotts EU aviation carbon tax

China and India have attacked the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme as a unilateral trade levy disguised as an attempt to tackle climate change.

Portugal hit by public sector strike against austerity

Portugal’s biggest union, the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers called the strike to fight changes to labor laws making it easier to hire and fire workers and cut holidays and layoff compensation.

Costa Concordia: five more bodies found in wreck

The bodies were reportedly found in a small space outside the ship, between the wreck and the seabed. 

Ireland falls back into recession

Thursday’s figures overshadowed data showing that Ireland's economy grew by 0.7 percent in 2011 as a whole, bringing an end to three years of declines since the financial crisis began in the country.

ECB chief Mario Draghi says worst of euro zone crisis is over

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is credited with having staved off a credit crunch and calming financial markets by making more than half of a trillion euros worth of cheap three-year loans available to hundreds of banks across the EU in December and February.

Dutch Roman Catholic church castrated boys in 1950s to 'cure' homosexuality

According to a report published at the weekend by a Dutch newspaper, an 18-year-old man was castrated in 1956 after telling police he was being abused by priests at a Catholic boarding school in the Netherlands.

Pregnant woman helps bust baby trafficking ring in Greece

A pregnant Bulgarian woman was held hostage by baby traffickers.
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Policemen shout slogans during a demonstration of Greek security forces against the new austerity measures in Athens on February 28, 2012. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Her abductors had posed as good Samaritans.
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Obama tucked David Cameron into bed on Air Force One

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that President Barack Obama tucked him into bed while on the Air Force One.
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David Cameron and Charlie Brooks attend the book launch for Brooks' book "Citizen" in London on April 1, 2009 (Dave Hogan/AFP/Getty Images)
“I don’t think that’s happened before.”
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Norway avalanche kills 4 tourists

Police and military helicopters have been sent to the site, while F-16 fighter jets have been dispatched to observe the scene.
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