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News and reports from Europe.

Star by night, convict by day

The hottest ticket in the Romanian capital is for a play whose star actor is escorted to and from a maximum security prison by armed guards brandishing automatic weapons…

No place to call their own

Gypsies have landed in a sleepy hamlet in Comfortablesville, Middle England. Residents are up in arms, children are being fed disinformation and house prices are on edge. But, hang-on, no one can even see them…

Armenia: Teaching the strong to fail

The crime of Armenia’s so-called “special needs” boarding schools exposed…

Brazilian President attacks UN in London

Brazilian president Luiz Ignácio da Silva condemned UN inaction over the Middle Eastern conflict on Monday, as Tony Blair prepared to meet Israeli premier Ariel Sharon.

Romania rapped for prison brutality

A damning judgement from the European Court of Human Rights has put judicial reform in Romania back under the spotlight.

UK mobile networks to cease rates rip-off

The long-running battle between the four main British mobile network operators and regulators has finally come to an end.

Mars Express to unravel Red Planet's mysteries

The mystery of whether there is life on Mars has captivated imaginations for generations. The latest mission there could finally provide certainty to astronomers and stargazers alike.

Midnight madness at new Harry Potter launch

A reporter describes the rush for J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" as it fell to the masses in England.

Refugee Week celebrates diverse Britain

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Britain's fifth annual Refugee Week.

Don't shoot the messenger

Delivering bad news can be a difficult and unforgiving business, but spare a thought for those who do it for a living…

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