Tag Archives: Europe

23May/15

From Austria to Australia, Eurovision casts net wide for 60th year

Vienna is ready for the Eurovision Song Contest as fans flock into the city and the last tickets are being sold for the annual music festival watched by more than 195 million people in 40 countries.

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08May/15

London markets rally on Cameron UK election win

London’s financial markets rally on the news of David Cameron’s Conservatives shock outright win in the UK’s general election, but some residents in the capital worry what the impact of the Scottish nationalists’ huge victory will be on the rest of the country.
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03May/15

World marks WW2 end, 70 years on: 1943 – 1945

File footage of some of the key moments of World War Two between 1943 and 1945: the Allies liberate Rome from the Germans, the Italian campaign becomes a sideshow as the Normandy landings get underway, small Jewish militant groups fight against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Paris is liberated following four years of Nazi occupation, allies firebomb the east German city of Dresden, leaders of Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union meet for the historic Yalta conference, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s remains are supposedly found in a shallow bomb crater, millions of Jews are systematically killed in concentration camps, one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific war takes place on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, Germany surrenders to the allies, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Japan surrenders.
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15Apr/15

Protester disrupts Draghi news conference

ECB-Mario-Draghi
(BVO , NVO) – European Central Bank president Mario Draghi got the surprise of his life on Wednesday, when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on his desk shouting ‘End the ECB dictatorship’. She also threw confetti over his head.

The news conference in Frankfurt was briefly adjourned as the woman was carried from the room.