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Hacking reporter hits out at NOTW

'A generation that is growing up unemployed, what will be its stance towards Europe, towards European solidarity?' asked Nils Muižnieks, Human Rights Commissioner for the Council of Europe

A lost generation: Europe's unemployed youths face years trapped in a downward spiral of poverty and exclusion

EU heads of state have put the issue at the top of their agenda

The News Matrix: Monday 24 June 2013

Nine tourists killed in mountain attack

Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia Ann at Trinty, Dublin

G8 summit: President Barack Obama tells Northern Ireland - 'You set the example for those who are seeking peace'

The President also promised America would support the Stormont political system

Tony Blair has said the Government should consider imposing a no-fly zone over Syria

Syrian civil war: Tony Blair calls for intervention after use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah involvement

Former PM: 'We should be taking a more interventionist line. That’s where I come from in politics'

A Free Syrian Army fighter at a seized government camp near Idlib

West considers action on Syria as America says it will arm rebels after nerve-gas attacks

Britain and US spell out catalogue of chemical weapons atrocities as the threat to supply arms to Assad’s enemies risks rift with Russians

Angela Merkel

Court to consider legality of ECB policy that saved the eurozone

Crisis could be reignited if Germany’s highest court rules against the European Central Bank

Gary Hume’s How to paint a door (2013)

Charles Darwent on art: Brushes out! It's the Gary Hume and Patrick Caulfield show

One was a reluctant pop artist, the other a YBA – and each defined an era. But by uniting them, Tate Britain reveals them to be brothers-in-paint

Residents struggling to adjust to the watery world created by the floods in Halle

In Halle, the birthplace of Handel, ‘Water Music’ has a new resonance: Horrendous floods have left people fighting for their homes – and their lives

In the narrow streets of the ancient east German town of Halle, students, pensioners and housewives joined rescue workers battling furiously to fill hundreds of blue British Royal Mail sacks with sand, tons of which had been dumped in the city’s main market place.

Fake money designed by Richard Prince showered on the crowds at Phoenix's Primavera show during a performance of 'Bankrupt'

Custom-made banknotes are good currency for Muse and other musos

Custom-made banknotes are the new rock ‘n’ roll. Muse are currently firing cannons of fake 13 Euro notes, or “Musos” printed with pictures of themselves, into arenas on their 2nd Law tour.

The statue of world harmony leader Sri Chinmoy is partially submerged in water from the rising Vltava river in Prague

Eight dead as torrential rain sweeps central Europe and leaves Prague under threat of flooding

At least eight people have died and at least two are missing after heavy rain caused landslides and swelled river waters to dangerously high levels

Thomas de Maiziere : The Defence Minister has faced calls to quit over the Euro Hawk fiasco

German defence minister Thomas de Maizière accused of covering up bungled Euro Hawk drone project

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Defence Minister was fighting for his political survival yesterday amid reports that his office tried to cover up a scandal over the bungled purchase of a multi-million surveillance drone which proved too dangerous to be flown in European air space.

The News Matrix: Monday 27 May 2013

Pakistani lesbians marry in Britain

<b>Germany: Cascada performing ‘Glorious’</b>
<p>Cascada has had a decade of success global hits including “The Rhythm of The Night” and “Summer Of Love”. Singer Natalie Horler is the daughter of acclaimed jazz musician David Horler. German songwriters and producers Yann Peifer (aka Yanou) and Manuel Reuter (aka Manian) have again worked with Horler to produce this year’s entry.</p>" width="80" height="51" onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/germans-blame-angela-merkel-for-poor-eurovision-song-contest-performance-8623289.html';" class="" />

Germans blame Angela Merkel for poor Eurovision Song Contest performance

Germans lamented their unexpectedly poor showing at the Eurovision Song Contest, blaming Chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance in the euro zone crisis for their failure to win any points from 34 of the 39 countries voting.

President François Hollande called for an 'economic government' for the Eurozone

François Hollande calls for 'European political union' within two years

A beleagured President François Hollande went on the offensive today calling for an “economic government” for the Eurozone and “political union” in Europe within two years.

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