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cars available in third world countries and in the west are completely different.

by Xavier in Paris on
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Needless to say, this was an election year, so political propaganda was not far. For months the disgusting faces of PM Viktor Orbán and my utterly useless and corrupt local mayor greeted me at the station entrance.



by DoDo on
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Late last night European time?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on
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I've looked in occasionally over the last few hours, and haven't noticed that.

Anyone else?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on
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I was trying to get on to post this news but apparently your server was down for quite a while, wasn't it?

by maracatu on
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So sorry to hear that DoDo. What a waste... hopefully something will come along which will allow you to express your many talents better.

Why you are not on some high EU transport planning committee drawing up more intelligent solutions is beyond me.

Or do a full-on train geek blog?

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on
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Cowards. If that's all they had to say on the subject, they missed a golden opportunity to shut the...

by eurogreen on
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In story: How old are we?

Re: How old are we?
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So... young enough to breastfeed in public?

by eurogreen on
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Sorry to hear. It's been a long way coming, by this and earlier accounts you've given. I hope you can move on to greener pastures.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on
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In story: 18 December 2014

Re: Economy and Finance
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That was interesting, I had no idea the US banned oil exports in 1975.

by A swedish kind of death on
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Yes, the leader who could do dog-whistling is on sick leave. The others are blurting things out now.

But considering that this is UK press, should it not be "far-right psrty that is eurogroup brethren of UKIP"?

by A swedish kind of death on
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In story: How old are we?

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I am as young as Alyssa Milano.
by IM on
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In story: Weekend Over OT

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Railways don' need no steenkin' engineers, it's a well-known fact.

That's shitty news, DoDo. I hope you can find something that's commensurate with your very considerable abilities - at least, something that pays you properly and doesn't poison your life!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on
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Good luck with that one, there are an awful lot of policies that have to be undone before you arrest terrorism

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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Whose wages? Whose growth?

If the top sector award themselves huge wage rises, that has a great effect, but most people are still left behind.

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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In story: 18 December 2014

Re: Ya think they can blow it in time?
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The UK polls are increasingly meaningless. Labour are being eaten alive by the SNP in Scotland.

Ukip are making serious dents in the Conservative vote in some parts of England. Even in those places where they won't win, they make the tories vulnerable to other parties.

That is true of Labour, but to a lesser extent.

The LibDems will survive to a greater extent, perhaps 20 seats, than the polls suggest.

We are in unknown territory. none of the pollsters have a model that is tested to work. Right now, they are putting fingers in the air and hoping. Leads by either Labour or tory may be good for the morale of party workers, but they don't actually mean anything

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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The court decided to keep in place an asset freeze against Hamas for three months, "in order to ensure the effectiveness of any possible future freezing of funds."

What??

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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Best of luck and dust off the cv.

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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In story: Oil Prices Drop as Market Collapses

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The Archdruid Report
[Oil] isn't the only thing that's in steep decline. Many other major commodities -- coal, iron ore, and copper among them -- have registered comparable declines over the course of the last few months. I have no doubt that the Saudi government has its own reasons for keeping their own oil production at full tilt even though the price is crashing, but they don't control the price of those other commodities, or the pace of commercial shipping -- another thing that has dropped steeply in recent months.
by das monde on
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Doesn't Germany rely on other debt slaves, to keep its financial wolves fed and their education, public services healthy?
by das monde on
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In story: Weekend Over OT

Trentino bear prepares to hibernate
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by gk (gk) on
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The Hill
Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is slamming President Obama over the deal to release an American held in Cuba.

"President Obama's actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government," Menendez, known for his tough stance on Cuba, said in a statement.

"There is no equivalence between an international aid worker and convicted spies who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage against our nation."

I guess I won't be voting for him in 2018....
by gk (gk) on
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In story: 18 December 2014

Gondola thieves
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Two German tourists missed the last vaporetto back to San Giorgio, so they stole a gondola.
,,Hanno deciso di regalarsi una breve vacanza a Venezia, come tante coppie di fidanzatini amano fare per "suggellare" il loro amore. Il problema è che in Germania i due giovani protagonisti della vicenda torneranno innamorati, sì, ma anche denunciati. Per cosa? Per ricettazione di una gondola. "
by gk (gk) on
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