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France Says Google Must Honour The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Around The World

Europe’s “right to be forgotten” rules have been around for a while, but they pretty much just applied to Europeans who wanted to hide embarrassing or incorrect content about them. Now a French court says that Google needs to go a step further and apply the rules to all of its domains.

The Insane 1920s Plan To Dam The Mediterranean And Form A Supercontinent

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris recently announced plans to buy a Greek island to give refugees from the Middle East and Africa a country of their own. Though he referred to his proposal as a “crazy idea” on Twitter, Sawiris is serious.

5 European Countries Have Built Border Fences To Keep Out Refugees

Over the last few weeks, hastily erected razor-wire fences have made headlines as they have appeared along Hungary’s border to keep out refugees fleeing war-torn countries. But this is actually not a new phenomenon: At least four more European countries have built fences in the last few years in a heightened effort to keep immigrants out.

Google Will Match Your Donations Towards The European Refugee Crisis

Europe is currently facing a migrant and refugee crisis pretty much unprecedented in modern times: Families fleeing war-torn states are making harrowing journeys across land and sea, risking their lives, often without any guaranteed salvation at the end. There’s lots that you can already do to help, but stepping up to the plate to bolster efforts is Google.

Google Ordered To Remove Links To Stories About Google Removing Links To Stories

Europe’s “Right to be forgotten” laws have come to an apex of dumb: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s office has ordered Google to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories. My brain hurts.

Now It's Europe's Turn To Fight For Net Neutrality

Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adopt new rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of internet data, and charging content providers for access to an internet “fast lane”.

European Police Are Going On The Hunt For ISIS Social Media Accounts

Europol has put together a new task force to shut down social media accounts associated with ISIS, the BBC reports. It’s a tough task — in fact, shutting ISIS’ social media presence down completely may be next to impossible.

Europe's Biggest Infrastructure Project, Explored By Drone And Timelapse

After three years of non-stop digging, the tunnels for Crossrail, London’s new subway system, are finally complete. And while passengers won’t be running through the tunnels for another three years, Transport for London has sent down a bunch of drones and timelapse cameras to give us a much better feel for what’s been happening under London.

The US Is Cutting Down Its Forests To Feed Europe's Biomass Fuel Craze 

Since 2012, the US has held the title of world’s number one wood pellet exporter. What’s the big deal with wood pellets? Well, Europe has very keen on replacing coal with more environmentally friendly wood pellets — except, well, depending on who you ask, wood may not be that great either.

Neat Animation Shows What European Coins Looked Like Before The Euro

The German mark. Lithuanian litas. Estonian kroon. Irish pound. Slovenian tolar. Portuguese escudo. Greek drachma. Slovak koruna. Maltese lira. Finnish markka. Dutch guilder. Spanish peseta. Luxembourgish franc. Belgian franc. Italian lira. Cypriot pound. Austrian schilling. French franc. Latvian lats. All got replaced by the euro.

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