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'Too little understanding' from Europe after Turkey coup

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has said that there is "too little understanding" of the challenges faced by Turkey after last month's coup attempt.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has said that there is "too little understanding" of the challenges faced by Turkey after last month's coup attempt.

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Europe "must capitalise on gay rights momentum"

Europe must build on momentum generated by a series of landmark decisions on recognising gay relationships, campaigners have urged. The European

Europe must build on momentum generated by a series of landmark decisions on recognising gay relationships, campaigners have urged. The European

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Europe 'failing over freedom of courts and press'

A new report by a European watchdog has run the rule over the state of human rights, democracy and the judiciary across the continent. The Council of

A new report by a European watchdog has run the rule over the state of human rights, democracy and the judiciary across the continent. The Council of

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France rapped by Europe human rights body on child smacking

France has been criticised by Europe’s leading human rights body for failing to impose a clear ban on slapping children. The Council of Europe in

France has been criticised by Europe’s leading human rights body for failing to impose a clear ban on slapping children. The Council of Europe in

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Moscow court rejects Ukraine ex-pilot Nadiya Savchenko's appeal

A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.

A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.

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Council of Europe suspends Russian voting rights over Ukraine

Russia has had a ban on its right to vote at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) The chamber said it was in condemnation of

Russia has had a ban on its right to vote at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) The chamber said it was in condemnation of

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Snowden reveals asylum refusals

Former US National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has told a Council of Europe hearing that he had a personal duty to his country

Former US National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has told a Council of Europe hearing that he had a personal duty to his country

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Russia suspended from Europe's human rights body

Members of the Council of Europe voted on Thursday to suspend Russia from the European human rights watchdog over its annexation of

Members of the Council of Europe voted on Thursday to suspend Russia from the European human rights watchdog over its annexation of

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Russia faces Council of Europe sanctions over Crimea

Russia could face punishment at the Council of Europe on Thursday over its annexation of Crimea. Europe’s top human rights watchdog will decide

Russia could face punishment at the Council of Europe on Thursday over its annexation of Crimea. Europe’s top human rights watchdog will decide

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Edward Snowden claims US spied on human rights groups

The US has been spying on human rights activists, according to NSA superleaker Edward Snowden. He made the claims whilst giving evidence to the

The US has been spying on human rights activists, according to NSA superleaker Edward Snowden. He made the claims whilst giving evidence to the

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UN chief warns of Syria 'escalation' at World Forum for Democracy

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the “escalation” of violence spreading from the Syrian conflict along the Turkish border and

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the “escalation” of violence spreading from the Syrian conflict along the Turkish border and

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EU Parliament spat: 'Why can't you understand?'

Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the Union address to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday prompted a lively reaction, not just towards

Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the Union address to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday prompted a lively reaction, not just towards

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Breaking Borders

For some 400 million Europeans the Schengen Treaty means they don’t need to pack a passport when travelling within the 26-nation Schengen Zone

For some 400 million Europeans the Schengen Treaty means they don’t need to pack a passport when travelling within the 26-nation Schengen Zone

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Vatican Bank criticised in European Council report

  The Vatican still has a lot of work to do over financial transparency, according to a report by the Council of Europe’s Moneyval, which has

  The Vatican still has a lot of work to do over financial transparency, according to a report by the Council of Europe’s Moneyval, which has

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A 'lost generation' as unemployment soars among Europe's young

As Europe continues to struggle with soaring public deficits and the need to balance the books, the Council of Europe has been grappling with a major

As Europe continues to struggle with soaring public deficits and the need to balance the books, the Council of Europe has been grappling with a major

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A year of crisis summits, but little progress

For Europe’s politicians, the task of 2011 was to save the euro and the way chosen to do that was to hold summits. The region’s politicians

For Europe’s politicians, the task of 2011 was to save the euro and the way chosen to do that was to hold summits. The region’s politicians

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Europe open to bigger IMF role as central banks act

As the world’s major central banks acted jointly to ease the storm hitting the global economy and banking sector, Europe’s finance ministers also

As the world’s major central banks acted jointly to ease the storm hitting the global economy and banking sector, Europe’s finance ministers also

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Abbas: 'we won't fall into the trap of extremism'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been in Strasbourg to urge The Council of Europe to back what he called ‘the Palestinian

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been in Strasbourg to urge The Council of Europe to back what he called ‘the Palestinian

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Four countries urged to act against choosing babies' gender

Parents actively selecting their baby’s sex in some countries has raised serious concern in the human rights defence body the Council of

Parents actively selecting their baby’s sex in some countries has raised serious concern in the human rights defence body the Council of