21 Feb 2012
Tags: europe, force 8, gale, good year, hellenic air force, mediterranean sea, ships, sinks, yogi
Even the rich are sinking in Europe: the 198-foot (60.2-meter) superyacht Yogi sunk under a Force 8 storm in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday.
This video, just released today, shows the Hellenic Air Force rescuing the passengers in the middle of the gale. Clearly, it’s not a good year for ships.
19 Feb 2012
Tags: austerity, disguise, europe, grave errors, greece, imf, international monetary fund, private industry, troika
Officials from the EU and the International Monetary Fund made two grave
errors when they swooped into Greece in mid-2010.
They thought that private industry would muddle through as the state went through the austerity mincer. What the EU-IMF “Troika” did not fully understand is how many firms were really part of the state in disguise.
15 Feb 2012
in World News
Tags: acta, bulgaria, decisions, dutch parliament, europe, handful, human rights violations, netherlands, parliament, ratification
The controversial ACTA treaty is quickly losing support in Europe.
After a handful of countries already backed off last week, The Netherlands and Bulgaria put their decisions of hold today. A majority of the Parliament is against the ratification of ACTA. They only intend to change this position if theres irrefutable evidence that it doesnt […]
13 Dec 2011
Tags: combinations, custom sized condoms, europe, length and girth, ninety five
Ninety-five different combinations of length and girth, people. Ordering these new fitted condoms, now legally available in Europe, using their order printable scale chart is fun.
11 Oct 2011
Tags: blackberry outage, canada, disruption, east africa, email, europe, instant messaging, middle east, research in motion
Canada-based Research in Motion said it was investigating the disruption that has led to many user reports of not being able to receive or send email, or use instant messaging, or being able to browse the Internet.
09 Jul 2011
Tags: cross border, electric car, europe, squabbles
And there seems to be a very real chance that Europe is heading toward a variety of multiple and incompatible electric-car charging standards.