Record floods continue in North and Central Europe (Video)

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Floods continue to wreak havoc across northern and central Europe.

The irony is that while the weather is clear, run-off means that river levels are continuing to rise.

In Germany, the army has been drafted in to help.

The last great flood was in 2002 – they are now saying that, along the Elbe, this one will be even worse.


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Floods threaten Dresden as Prague river levels fall

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The BBC's Christian Fraser reports from the Czech Republic, where the waters are rising at 15cm an hour


Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert as heavy floodwaters swell rivers including the Elbe.

In Halle, an appeal has gone out to residents to help reinforce flood defences while Dresden is preparing for water levels 5m higher than normal.


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Central Europe hit by major floods

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Several killed or missing in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria after torrential rain causes flooding and mudslides.

Authorities in parts of Europe issued disaster warnings and scrambled to reinforce flood defences as rivers swelled by days of heavy rain threatened to burst their banks.

Several people have died or are missing in the floods in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Switzerland since the rains began on Thursday.


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GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organizations

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Investigative Reporting Denmark, By: Nils Mulvad, 05/29/2013

Monsanto will halt production of genetically modified corn in all of Europe, except Spain, Portugal and Czech republic. The agribusiness multinational states not to spend any more money on trials, development, marketing, court cases or anything else to get GM corn accepted in Europe.


”In Europe Monsanto only sells GM corn in three countries. GM corn represents less than 1% of the EU’s corn cultivation by land area. Field trials are only in progress in three countries. We will not spend any more money to convince people to plant them,” states Brandon Mitchener, Public Affairs Lead for Monsanto in Europe and Middle East, in an interview with Investigative Reporting Denmark.


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Faint 'Red Arcs' Spotted Over Europe

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Glowing red arcs invisible to the naked eye have now been detected high above most of Europe using advanced cameras pointed at the sky.

When streams of high-energy, charged particles come rushing from the sun to batter Earth, they cause what are called geomagnetic storms. These events are disruptions in the magnetosphere, the part of Earth's atmosphere dominated by the planet's magnetic field. The most dramatic effects of these storms are giant, bright auroras in Earth's polar regions, but the tempests result in other striking consequences as well, such as faintly glowing red arcs high up in the ionosphere. This is the electrically charged part of Earth's atmosphere, stretching from about 50 to 370 miles (85 to 600 kilometers) above the Earth.


Max Keiser: West bankers destroy global economy

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Published on Jul 26, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews

UK economic output has plummeted in the second quarter: the Diamond Jubilee and exceptionally wet weather cited as reasons for lack of growth. As a matter of fact its UK's longest double-dip recession on record. Furthermore, economic news out of Europe remains grim: From Spain's banking crisis, to manipulated interest rates, known as Libor, to the persistent eurozone debt crisis, not to mention Greece being ever closer to leaving the eurozone. Even Germany, Europe's economic powerhouse, is not immune. This edition of News Analysis takes a look at how deeply in trouble Europe is.

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Farmed & Dangerous: Dairy demos vs corporate herd

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Published on Jul 23, 2012 by RussiaToday

Europe's dairy farmers are feeling the squeeze - they say big business is forcing milk prices down to below the cost of production. And they say they're getting nowhere with their EU MPs, who they accuse of following the corporate herd. RT's Tesa Arcilla has more.


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Euro-Contagion: Germany outlook 'negative' over nonstop debt debacle of others

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Published on Jul 24, 2012 by RussiaToday

Rating agency Moody's has set itself on a collision course with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - after changing the country's credit outlook to negative. The agency even hinted at possible downgrades - if the Eurozone gets worse. But Merkel immediately fired back that Germany would remain Europe's financial haven, despite the Eurocrisis.


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