The History of Byzantium
1/10/12 – 15:46 | No Comment

This wonderfully rich and well researched story telling has been a pleasure to listen to recently.
There are a lot of unfamiliar names for people and places but if you let yourself go with the flow …

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Wild bird import ban considered
25/10/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Wild bird import ban considered

Live wild bird imports to any European Union state may be banned when EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the bird flu threat on Tuesday.

Armstrong announces retirement from professional cycling
18/4/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Armstrong announces retirement from professional cycling

At a press conference Monday, Lance Armstrong announced his intention to retire from professional cycling after going for his 7th Tour de France title in July 2005.

Yuskenko sworn in as president of Ukraine
23/1/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Yuskenko sworn in as president of Ukraine

After three rounds of voting, including one re-run, mass protests, accusations and reports of corruption and election fraud from international observers, legal challenges, changes to the electoral system, threats of separatism, accusations of Russian manipulation, and probable Dioxin poisoning, Ukraine today swore in it’s third post Soviet president, Viktor Yushchenko today in Parliament climaxing many weeks of extraordinary behaviour and activity.

Prague Mayor exposes taxi overcharging
14/1/05 – 12:00 | One Comment
Prague Mayor exposes taxi overcharging

Prague Mayor Pavel Bém this week received a close up view of the notorious taxi drivers which frequent his city when he went undercover for a ride and was overcharged by 500%.
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Piracy tax may be added to PC’s in Germany
6/1/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Piracy tax may be added to PC’s in Germany

PC manufactuer Fujitsu-Siemens has lost a controversal case in the Munich district court against German copyright management firm, VG Wort.

Europe stops to pay it’s respects
5/1/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Europe stops to pay it’s respects

Across Europe’s cities today a three minute silence has been honoured in memoral to the 150,000 people known to have lost their lives and those many thousands who are still missing in the tsunami which hit Indian Ocean last week