BC-EU--Europe News Digest, EU
TOP STORIES IN EUROPE AT 1200 GMT:
ST PATRICK’S DAY
DUBLIN — Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for on St. Patrick’s Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle’s patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and other cities. By Shawn Pogatchnik. SENT: 420 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments throughout the day.
LONDON — Prince Harry is looking for work — but don’t expect him to be sending out invitations to connect on LinkedIn. No one is likely to keep the fourth in line for the British throne waiting for a job interview, or to grill him about his background — even though he’s been caught smoking pot and photographed playing “strip billiards” in Las Vegas. By Gregory Katz. SENT: 475 words, photos.
BIELEFELD, Germany — In Germany, immigrant journalists fight racism with popular show about readers’ hate mail. By Kirsten Grieshaber. SENT: 1000 words, photos.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish police say they are carrying out several raids across Copenhagen in connection with last month’s deadly shooting at a free-speech seminar and the capital’s main synagogue. SENT: 130 words.
PARIS — France’s Interior Ministry says it has begun its crackdown on Internet sites glorifying terrorism by shutting down five sites — but four of the five were still functioning a day after they were said to be inoperative. SENT: 130 words.
MADRID — Experts are giving details about their latest steps in the search for the remains of Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent where the author of “Don Quixote” was buried in 1616. SENT: 130 words.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
BERLIN — A survey is showing a smaller-than-expected rise in German investor confidence as concerns over Greece’s debt crisis and the conflict in Ukraine hold back sentiment. SENT: 130 words.
MILAN — Double-digit car sales growth in Spain, Italy and Britain helped auto registrations rise in Europe for the 18th straight month. SENT: 130 words.
BERLIN — A union representing Lufthansa pilots has called a one-day strike at the German airline’s short-haul and middle-distance operations— the latest in a string of walkouts. SENT: 130 words.