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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Migrants from 'drifting' ship arrive in Italy

Migrants from 'drifting' ship arrive in Italy

Some 700 illegal migrants rescued from a ship near the Greek island of Corfu arrived in Italy on Wednesday, after their boat was intercepted while "drifting" towards the coast. READ »
Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Uber suspends amateur taxi service in Spain

Uber suspends amateur taxi service in Spain

Popular web-based taxi company Uber has suspended its amateur driver service in Spain after it received confirmation of a court ruling to ban it in the country. READ »
 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Departing French troops hold Kabul farewell

Departing French troops hold Kabul farewell

The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul on Wednesday to mark the end of their deployment after NATO combat operations closed down and as a new "train and support" mission takes over. READ »
Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
'Greece has lost power to blackmail': German MP

'Greece has lost power to blackmail': German MP

Europe no longer needs to rescue Greece as the country has lost its "systemic relevance" to the eurozone and its power of political "blackmail," a senior German lawmaker said Wednesday. READ »
 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Swedes join New Year's Day icy dip trend

Swedes join New Year's Day icy dip trend

Swedes are known as dedicated followers of fashion and one trend increasing in popularity is to bring in the New Year with a bracing swim, a tradition popular in the Netherlands, Russia and Canada. READ »
Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Hearty Norwegians hit the gym at Christmas

Hearty Norwegians hit the gym at Christmas

Norwegians have a reputation for being fitness freaks - and many plan to keep up their good habits over Christmas, a new survey shows, with one in five planning to hit the gym. READ »
 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Tram derails on ice in wintry Zurich Oerlikon

Tram derails on ice in wintry Zurich Oerlikon

A tram derailed and smashed into a shopping centre in Zurich on Tuesday morning amid snowy conditions in the city. READ »
Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
NSA spying in Vienna detailed at Chaos meet

NSA spying in Vienna detailed at Chaos meet

Austrian journalist Erich Möchel delivered a presentation in Hamburg at the annual meeting of the Chaos Computer Club on Monday December 29, detailing the various locations where the US NSA has been actively collecting and processing electronic intelligence in Vienna. READ »
 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Queen bids refugees welcome in New Year's address

Queen bids refugees welcome in New Year's address

Queen Margrethe delivered a New Year’s Eve address that saw her gently wade in to the ongoing debate about Denmark’s response to a record number of refugees and asylum seekers.READ »
 
 
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