Europe

News and reports from Europe.

Public smoking ban in Europe gathers pace

Smoking could be banned in public places throughout Europe if a proposal by the European Union health commissioner and anti-tobacco "czar" David Byrne is adopted.

Conflict correspondents get boost

A new training programme has been established to aid foreign correspondents when working in war zones.

Funds for HIV prevention falling

Funds to fight HIV are shrinking while 45 million new infections are estimated by 2010. However, if top nations hike their grants by a mere fraction much can be done.

Global terror front jumps west

In a relay of fast track approvals that ended with US President George W Bush, Turkey was last week declared "a front" in the global war on terror.

Aids: The Romanian apartheid

Carrying HIV and Aids in Romania is a task made all the more difficult in the face of widespread ignorance and hostility from the country's non-carriers, as Daniela Tuchel finds out.

Old scotch in a new bottle?

Is image all in the land of whisky and bagpipes? Claire Munro explores how executives are trying to re-brand the Scottish experience.

The intifada comes to London

They are calling it the "Oxford Street Intifada". Every Thursday, a picket forms outside UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer’s flagship store in the capital.

Health on hold: Romania's TB crisis

Romania continues to suffer Europe's worst incidence of tuberculosis - the world's biggest infectious killer disease - at 30,000 cases per year. But while the crisis is deepening, its hospitals are closing…

Best Birmingham Bullring born?

Thousands of residents and tourists recently flocked to Birmingham city centre for the grand opening of the new-look Bullring.

UK faces crisis as student debt rockets

Prime Minster Tony Blair's neglect of students' mounting debts is creating an impending crisis that is going to cost Britain dearly, James Malysz warns…

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