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Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

A clinical drugs trial in France has ended in tragedy after five people were hospitalised with serious neurological complications and one was left brain dead. It has been reported that 90 people were administered the drug, which has not yet been named. The French Health Ministry has since stopped the drugs trial and recalled all of those volunteers who took[Read More…]

German police took off their helmets and marched in solidarity with anti-austerity protestors

German police march in solidarity with anti-austerity protesters

On May 19th, thousands of protesters marched against austerity and ‘crony capitalism’. Protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe’s biggest financial hub in their protest against the dominance of banks and what they perceive to be untamed crony capitalism. However, in a rare show of solidarity, German police removed their helmets and marched in support alongside the protesters.[Read More…]

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype has been summoned to appear in court over its refusal to share customer data in relation to a criminal investigation, it has been reported. The summons was issued after the firm declined to help Belgian authorities and refused to provide details of messages and calls between two suspects. The reasons given by the Microsoft Owned firm was that it[Read More…]

Sweden rewards good drivers

Sweden rewards good drivers

We often see a lot of careless and reckless drivers with no care or thought for other drivers. Even speed cameras don’t seem to target them and they cause problems for cyclists and pedestrians alike. There needs to be a new school of thought put into place in order to tackle this problem. However, in Sweden, they have sought to[Read More…]

Air passengers will be forced to submit 42 pieces of information under EU plans

Air passengers will be forced to submit 42 pieces of information under EU plans

A new anti-terror document from the European Commission outlines proposals to request 42 separate pieces of information to request from passengers before they fly. Those flying to and from Europe would be forced to submit a long list of personal details, which can be stored for up to five years. Although some of the fields are fairly standard such as[Read More…]