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News in Europe: Measles

Greetings, citizens. Europe has its very own measles outbreak now, isn’t that nice? Not. More about that later.

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News in Europe: Putin in Mayonnaise

Citizens, there’s a ghost haunting the corridors of Westminster. A demented, racist ghost with delusions of grandeur.

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News in Asia Is Attending Summits

Much of this week’s news focuses on the meeting of world leaders in Asia and Australia for the G20 Summit. There is other news going on, but that’s what’s dominating the headlines.

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News in Europe: Referendum Day!

Greetings, citizens. It’s Scottish referendum day! History in the making! I’m firmly in the let’s-wait-and-see camp, so go follow the news broadcaster of your choice and meet me here next week to discuss the results.

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News in Europe: Never Trust a Russian Informer

Welcome, citizens, to a week that has one crisis smouldering and another looming. And the Scottish referendum isn’t even happening until next week.

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News in Europe: Same Old, Some New

Hello and welcome back to more regular updates from Europe. Unfortunately, the news don’t really stop during the summer break, so let’s see what’s been happening.

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News in Europe: Convoying the Message

Greetings, unicorns of the West, from Poland! It’s cloudy and humid, harvest season has begun, and since we’re a bit closer to the conflict, the news about Ukraine sounds a lot more worrying.

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News in Europe: There Will Be Sanctions!

It’s all about some pretty tough sanctions this week, so let’s have a look:

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Everything Old Is New Again

The 1960s are retro cool these days, thanks to hit shows like Mad Men and Masters of Sex (not to mention all the Austin Powers movies). And while we admire the cool fashions (skinny ties! pillbox hats!), it’s all too convenient to dismiss the less-admirable aspects of the era (segregation, no effective birth control — not […]

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News in Europe: Varying Degrees of Asshattery

This past week’s news has been dominated by the MH17 crash over eastern Ukraine, and yes, there is a lot to say about it, because the more you think about it, the crazier the whole story seems.

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News in Europe: Natural Deliveries

Greetings, citizens, and let’s start with good news: The German cave researcher trapped in the country’s biggest cave system has been rescued after almost two weeks, and he’s recovering well.

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News in Europe: VE Day

Greetings, citizens, from the land that knows no spring (I’m *this* close to getting the phrase patented and internationally recognized)! It’s VE Day today (Liberation Day where I come from), so spare a thought for those who made this Europe possible. Meanwhile, its story is moving on, and like I said before, history likes to […]

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News in Europe: The Many Faces of Poland

You thought that would read “Putin,” didn’t you? But no, citizens, this week seems to be all about Poland, God knows why. Let’s get to it.

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News in Europe: Let’s Not Stay Together

Greetings, citizens! While nothing major has happened this past week, there are so many curious behind-the-scenes developments that I’m starting to suspect Europe might just be losing it. But onwards and upwards, friends, and let’s make the best of this:

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News in Europe: Ukraine Just Got Smaller

Greetings, citizens! Things have been happening in Crimea, which is now part of Russia, or Ukraine is a bit smaller, whichever way you want to look at it. If you stay with me for all the serious news, I have a funny non-news-story from *whispers* The Daily Mail for you in the end. Oh yes.