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Eurostar launches £25 fare for those who don’t mind when they travel (or who they sit next to)

Passengers who book Snap ticket will be told only 48 hours in advance what time of day their train is leaving The fare can only be booked a week in … Continue reading

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Story of cities #future: what will our growing megacities really look like?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe floating communities designed to cope with rising sea levels? Terreform One’s vision of New York … Continue reading

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Scene from „The Serpents egg (Das Schlangenei) (3)

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Statue of Liberty and Venice among sites at risk from climate change, says UN

‘Urgent and clear need’ to limit temperature rises to protect key sites from warming, rising seas and harsher weather Neolithic Orkney, the Statue of Liberty, the Galapagos Islands, the Great … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Routemaster buses in London to be refitted with windows that open (wow, hat’s off, what a great idea. F–king hurry up)

Boris Johnson chided by assembly members for ordering fleet of new vehicles with design that left passengers suffering temperatures of 30C and above Boris Johnson announced the return of the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Far-right candidate narrowly defeated in Austrian presidential election

Alexander Van der Bellen, a former Green party leader running as independent, beats the Freedom party’s Norbert Hofer Alexander Van der Bellen waves to supporters at the Palais Auersperg after … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mount Everest death toll rises to three amid overcrowding fears

Indian national is third to die while two people are missing as experts say bottlenecks may have contributed to deaths Trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fear of migrants and loathing of elites drive a small Austrian town to far right

Frustrated voters could hand the country’s presidency to the populist Norbert Hofer on Sunday after rejecting the major parties Left to right: Freedom party leader Heinz-Christian Strache, candidate Norbert Hofer … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Guardian view on European politics: Vienna calling

Editorial The resignation of the Austrian chancellor, under pressure from a resurgent far right, is frightening in its own right. But it also betrays the chill political winds blowing across … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Europe veers to the right at its peril. We should heed the lessons of 1913

Srecko Horvat Across the EU, countries are closing their borders and turning inwards. We must do all we can to avert an implosion • View all articles in our EU … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘People have lost hope’: young Austrians on the rise of the far right

As the country prepares to vote in Sunday’s presidential election, young people share their thoughts on the Freedom party’s rise and Austria’s future Protestors hold signs during a demonstration against … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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