Europe

News and reports from Europe.

Businesses face ‘widespread’ fire fines

British businesses are being targeted by the government for penalties up to £10,000 or jail if they fail to comply with new fire safety laws…

Michael Grade leaps from BBC to ITV

Michael Grade has resigned as BBC Chairman to take the helm of troubled UK broadcaster ITV in a move that has wowed industry watchers...

ID crime soars as thieves steal plates

A sharp rise in car cloning, where vehicle license plates are stolen or copied, is costing taxpayers millions and putting lives at risk...

Emirates spends billions on new Boeing fleet

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines, buys 10 of Boeing’s new 747-8F aircraft in a deal worth over $3bn...

UK refugees on hunger strike after 'assaults'

Over 100 immigration detainees have gone on hunger strike in the UK, alleging they were bullied and beaten during a protest against their treatment by authorities...

Bullfighting for teenage kicks in Spain

For many Spaniards bullfighting is an honorable, centuries old tradition. Meet the teenagers who hope to follow their forefathers into the ring...

Ambassador memoirs put officials on edge

Few things sell a film better than intrigue and curiosity. Good news for director Michael Winterbottom. Bad news for the British government...

Hot Cows aim to titillate tired eyes

Advertising by traditional means is no longer the cash cow it was, and the sacred cow of established marketing is being shunned by ad-weary consumers. Could the answer be... a  ‘Hot Cow’?

Putin plays games over succession

There's more than one election due in 2008.  In the Russian Presidential, one candidate already looks unbeatable. The only trouble is he won't be able to stand... or will he?

Biggest mosque in the offing for London Olympics

An Islamic group is proposing to build Western Europe's biggest mosque in East London in time for the 2012 Olympic Games...

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