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A look inside the Fukushima nuclear plant

Feb 29, 2012
The BBC's Roland Buerk is one of the few foreign journalists who has been allowed inside the Fukushima nuclear power station that melted down after the earthquake in Japan last year. He describes the atmosphere, and the steps for the future.
Posted In: Japan, Fukushima, nuclear

Some German tax experts to volunteer advice to Greece

Feb 27, 2012
Some volunteer tax experts from Germany want to head to Greece for a series of tax collection workshops to help Greece increase its revenue, but Greek tax officials aren't happy with the idea.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, Greek debt

Michael Jordan defends his name against Chinese company

Feb 24, 2012
Basketball star Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company that makes sportswear. He says Qiodan is using his name without permission, and has filed suit in a Chinese court.
Posted In: China, Michael Jordan, copyright

In France, saying adieu to 'Mademoiselle' on forms

Feb 22, 2012
The word 'Mademoiselle' seems as French as the Eiffel Tower. But from now on, it will be banned from official government forms.
Posted In: France, female

In Portugal, public workers defy Carnival cutback

Feb 21, 2012
The government in Portugal said as part of belt tightening, it wouldn't give people the day off for Fat Tuesday celebrations. That didn't really work.
Posted In: Portugal

Murdoch to launch new tabloid in U.K.

Feb 20, 2012
Just seven months after another paper shuttered its doors in scandal, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new tabloid in Britain.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Britain, tabloids

Britain, France to sign nuclear energy deal

Feb 17, 2012
The two European nations are set to strike a deal that will pave the way for new nuclear power plants in the U.K. But why now?
Posted In: France, Britain, nuclear power, nuclear energy

Cold temperatures in Europe mean better ice fishing

Feb 14, 2012
This winter has be harsh in many parts of Europe. And while in many places it is keeping people bundled up inside and businesses hurting, some areas are actually benefiting.
Posted In: ice fishing, Kazakhstan

Germans reacting to protests in Greece

Feb 14, 2012
Greece today is trying to find another few hundred million dollars worth of budget cuts. Meanwhile, the rating agency Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of six European countries, which is likely to make matters worse.
Posted In: Greece, German, Europe

Greece agrees to deep budget cuts

Feb 9, 2012
Just ahead of another meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels, Greece announces that they have agreed to the austerity cuts that would allow them to receive a much-needed $173 billion bailout.
Posted In: Greece, austerity, bailout, greek bailout

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