Europe

The power of parody in eastern Ukraine

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The tired looking young men in t-shirts and combat fatigues manning the barricades in Slovyansk say they are not going anywhere. Yesterday the agreement thrashed out in Geneva between the EU, the US, Russia and Ukraine said that all unauthorised roadblocks and occupied municipal buildings should be cleared. But they’re not obeying those orders in eastern Ukraine. “The government in ... Read More »

Iran president offers olive branch

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Iran’s president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country’s National Army Day. Hassan Rouhani said today that Iran has no hostile intentions toward anyone in the world, including the United States, which has long been considered an enemy. He said: “We are not after war, we are after logic, we ... Read More »

Ed Miliband signs up top Obama adviser David Axelrod for UK election

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US president’s right-hand man, who masterminded back-to-back election wins, to sharpen Labour party focus on inequality – Jump to comments Barack Obama’s most influential adviser during two presidential victories has been hired to advise Labour on its 2015 election campaign, ensuring that Ed Miliband will put inequality and the break between family finances and economic growth at the centre of ... Read More »

Greek FM refers to destruction of Cyprus’ cultural heritage in occupied north

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Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, speaking before the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state, referred to the need to return the Parthenon marbles to Greece and the damage that Cyprus` cultural treasures have suffered since the 1974 Turkish invasion. He said that the new directive regarding ... Read More »

Animating life: bringing science to the YouTube generation

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Telling science stories often involves explaining complex interactions between a cast of molecular “actors,” on a set smaller than the wavelength of light, so scientists are increasingly using animation to communicate such stories to the broader public. This is part of a global shift in how knowledge is communicated, reflected in the rapid rise of online video content – more ... Read More »

‘Palikari,’ a Greek migrant’s story destined to echo in eternity

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The documentary was filmed in a number of locations, including Oakland, California, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chicago, Illinois. The filmmakers also visited a number of sites in Colorado, where the Ludlow Massacre took place. These included Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs It could have been a scene from Orthodox Easter anywhere in Greece: Relatives, friends and co-workers gathering ... Read More »

The ‘Zero-Emission’ Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

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 STUTTGART, Germany — At the Mercedes-Benz headquarters here, a showroom display illustrates the rapid evolution of the iconic luxury brand’s hydrogen-fueled cars. In a 1992 prototype, the fuel cell takes up the entire cargo area of a delivery van. Across the room, today’s model — now merely the size of an average television set — is displayed in front of ... Read More »