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Euro, stocks slip as Greece set to reject austerity

Euro, stocks slip as Greece set to reject austerity

The euro skidded to an 11-year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. The euro fell to an 11-year low of $1.1098 on the vote outcome before...

New terror strike feared in Europe

There could be as many as 20 sleeper cells of between 120 and 180 people ready to strike in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a Western intelligence source has told CNN. The source told CNN national correspondent Deborah Feyerick that European Union and Middle East intelligence agencies had identified an "imminent threat" to Belgium, and possibly also to the Netherlands. The warning comes against the backdrop of the deadly attacks in Paris last week and anti-terror raids in Belgium on...

Rival German rallies over Islam

Rival German rallies over Islam

Supporters and opponents of a group campaigning against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe have held rival rallies across Germany. There have been weekly protests by the Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida) since October. A record 18,000 people turned out on Monday at one rally in Dresden. But counter demonstrations...

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told businessmen to increase productivity to survive in the competitive world of today while opening the Dhaka International Trade Fair. She urged them to make more quality, standard and attractive products. She formally inaugurated the month-long annual mega-event Dhaka International Trade Fair-2015 this morning, which is aimed to showcase Bangladeshi products...

The other side of Germany…

The <i>other</i> side of Germany…

‘Believe it or not: Germany’s branding since the post-war years have been such that Hitler and Germany have become two sides of the same coin. Today’s’ Germans may not like to converse much about the 12 year long Nazi rule that almost stamped the country as a global villain , but till to...

Thousands stage anti-islam protest in Germany

Thousands stage anti-islam protest in Germany

Thousands of people have gathered in the eastern German city of Dresden for the latest in a series of anti-Islam demonstrations that have alarmed the country's politicians. Police estimated that some 17,500 people attended Monday's rally by the group calling itself Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA ? organised this...

Is Nazism rising again in Germany?

ABOUT 10,000 people took to the streets against “Islamisation of the West” in the East German city of Dresden on December 15. “No Sharia law in Europe!” one banner said. A counter-demonstration of more than 5,000 people was also held without any major incident. Dresden hosts a movement called Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida), which staged the rally. Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Germans not to be exploited by extremists. “There's freedom of assembly in Germany, but...

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Bangladesh Genocide: Memory and Justice

Bangladesh Genocide: Memory and Justice

On July 4-5 this year, the Liberation War Museum in collaboration with South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University and South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) of Brussels organised a two-day conference titled, “International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and the Quest for Justice”. Held at Heidelberg, Germany, the conference was attended by academics from the...

Elton John pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Elton John pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Sir Elton John has paid tribute to fallen Australian batsman Phillip Hughes and voiced his support for bowler Sean Abbott who delivered the ball that struck his fellow sportsman, report the Daily Telegraph. The British singer dedicated his 1974 hit, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to the 26-year-old, who tragically died...

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Many of the works are expected to remain in Germany until their rightful owners can be identified. Gurlitt, the son of Adolf Hitler's art dealer, amassed a priceless collection of works, including pieces by Picasso and...

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