Brits Turn Their Noses Up at the Eu (#2945)
France: Adieu Retirement - Pension reform and a growing risk of inflation are coming between French workers and their dreams of carefree retirement.
Croatia: The Sanader Case - Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader is on trial for corruption. The case is widely seen as a test of Croatia's anti-graft drive ahead of its accession to the European Union.
Germany: Suicide Pacts - Three young women from Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Thuringen who had never met before gassed themselves to death in a tent last summer in what appeared to be a suicide pact.
Britain: Anti-EU Sentiment - Many people in Britain have long had major doubts about their country's membership in the European Union. At the end of October, Prime Minister David Cameron was able to defeat a parliamentary motion for a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU.
Poland: Prestigious Visit - US hotel heiress Paris Hilton has been honored with a star, not on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood but in Katowice, Poland. [26 minutes]
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