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Merkel gets party backing to fight Germany's election

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

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Students in Poland hold anti-govenment protest

Hundreds of students in Warsaw and other Polish cities have taken part in marches against the country’s populist government.

Hundreds of students in Warsaw and other Polish cities have taken part in marches against the country’s populist government.

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Heavy snowfall in Bosnia and Kosovo

A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans.

A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans.

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Europe shivers in New Year big freeze

Severe weather has swept across Europe, with bone-chilling temperatures and storm damage by the sea.

Severe weather has swept across Europe, with bone-chilling temperatures and storm damage by the sea.

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Poland and refugees. Where is the Solidarity?

There may only be a few Tatars in Poland but they have been in the country for centuries. The Imam, Janusz Aleksandrowiczat, of a mosque in

There may only be a few Tatars in Poland but they have been in the country for centuries. The Imam, Janusz Aleksandrowiczat, of a mosque in

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EU interior ministers fail to agree on asylum scheme

This week’s meeting of EU interior ministers revealed the huge division between member states. They only managed to formally adopt an existing

This week’s meeting of EU interior ministers revealed the huge division between member states. They only managed to formally adopt an existing

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NATO finalises spearhead forces to counter 'Russian threat'

NATO on Thursday confirmed that it would bolster its presence in eastern Europe to counter a perceived Russian threat against its Baltic members

NATO on Thursday confirmed that it would bolster its presence in eastern Europe to counter a perceived Russian threat against its Baltic members

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Europe on high alert following anti-terror raids

Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids in several countries. Across Belgium, France and Germany, more than 20 people have been arrested

Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids in several countries. Across Belgium, France and Germany, more than 20 people have been arrested

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Thousands take to the streets of Budapest of annual Gay Pride

More than ten thousand people have taken part in Gay Pride in Hungary’s capital Budapest. People of all ages came to call for greater tolerance

More than ten thousand people have taken part in Gay Pride in Hungary’s capital Budapest. People of all ages came to call for greater tolerance

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Risk of disease as Balkan flood waters recede

The stench of decay and the spreading of disease is fast becoming the main concern for authorities in areas affected by the worst floods to hit the

The stench of decay and the spreading of disease is fast becoming the main concern for authorities in areas affected by the worst floods to hit the

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Mine alert adds to Balkans misery after deadly floods and landslides

Bosnia says more than a quarter of its four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory. More than 40

Bosnia says more than a quarter of its four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory. More than 40

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Obrenovac: Serbia's flood-hit 'ghost-town'

The streets are rivers. Most people have left. Obrenovac, some 30 kilometres southwest of the Serbian capital Belgrade, has been devastated by

The streets are rivers. Most people have left. Obrenovac, some 30 kilometres southwest of the Serbian capital Belgrade, has been devastated by

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State of emergency in Austria, Bosnia and Serbia after severe floods

Severe flooding has led to a state of emergency being declared in Austria, Serbia and Bosnia. In Bosnia, army helicopters rescued dozens of people

Severe flooding has led to a state of emergency being declared in Austria, Serbia and Bosnia. In Bosnia, army helicopters rescued dozens of people

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More rain adds to UK and Spain floods misery

It is turning out to be the wettest English Winter in 250 years. On Monday, the River Thames burst its banks after reaching its highest level in

It is turning out to be the wettest English Winter in 250 years. On Monday, the River Thames burst its banks after reaching its highest level in

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Stormy start to February in Europe

Onlookers watching rough seas at Gijon off Spain’s Asturian coast were forced to run for their lives when a huge wave crashed down upon

Onlookers watching rough seas at Gijon off Spain’s Asturian coast were forced to run for their lives when a huge wave crashed down upon

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Exceptionally bad weather causes misery in central Europe

Heavy snow has stranded scores of drivers in Serbia as exceptionally bad weather hit central and eastern Europe. Strong winds caused deep snow

Heavy snow has stranded scores of drivers in Serbia as exceptionally bad weather hit central and eastern Europe. Strong winds caused deep snow

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Central Europe record floods force thousands to evacuate

Flood waters are beginning to subside in the eastern German city of Magdeburg. Just one day before, 23,000 were forced to flee as a nearby dam burst

Flood waters are beginning to subside in the eastern German city of Magdeburg. Just one day before, 23,000 were forced to flee as a nearby dam burst

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German mayor warns town as floods rise

It has been called the ‘flood of the century’. The river Elbe has turned vast swathes of German towns into what looks like a huge swamp. The force of

It has been called the ‘flood of the century’. The river Elbe has turned vast swathes of German towns into what looks like a huge swamp. The force of

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Hungary strengthens its flood defences

Soldiers in Hungary are preparing their defences. The Danube has crossed the country’s borders threatening its worst floods. The waters are expected

Soldiers in Hungary are preparing their defences. The Danube has crossed the country’s borders threatening its worst floods. The waters are expected

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Flood-hit Central Europe in sandbag suspense

The flooding in Central Europe continues to submerge parts of cities and swamp agricultural land. In the eastern German region around Dresden, people

The flooding in Central Europe continues to submerge parts of cities and swamp agricultural land. In the eastern German region around Dresden, people

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Record floods continue in North and Central Europe

Floods continue to wreak havoc across northern and central Europe. The irony is that while the weather is clear, run-off means that river levels

Floods continue to wreak havoc across northern and central Europe. The irony is that while the weather is clear, run-off means that river levels

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Fears grow for record flood levels in central Europe

Severe flooding in central Europe is continuing to cause havoc with the high water expected to reach record levels. A dozen people have already

Severe flooding in central Europe is continuing to cause havoc with the high water expected to reach record levels. A dozen people have already

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Flooding sweeps north in Europe

At least 12 people have been killed in severe flooding that has swamped a large part of central Europe. The high water is now shifting north from

At least 12 people have been killed in severe flooding that has swamped a large part of central Europe. The high water is now shifting north from

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Prague's flood defences are put to the test

The Czech capital, Prague, has been hit hard by the deluge of flooding in Central Europe and a state of emergency has been declared. More than 50

The Czech capital, Prague, has been hit hard by the deluge of flooding in Central Europe and a state of emergency has been declared. More than 50