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How to Travel to Europe Cheaply

Europe is filled with many countries and cultures that you can immerse yourself in while you’re there. While it may seem like a daunting and expensive trip, a European vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. By planning affordable travel and accommodations, you can easily manage your money while abroad. Once you’re there, you’ll be(…)

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are Nintendo’s fastest-selling games ever in Europe and the Americas

Pokémania is in full effect: Nintendo says that the recently released Pokémon Sun and Moon are the fastest-selling games in the company’s history in both Europe and the Americas. According to Nintendo, the 3DS games sold a combined 3.7 million units in the Americas since they launched on November 18th. That marks an 85 percent(…)

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Facebook stops collecting WhatsApp user data in Europe after government pressure

Facebook has stopped collecting WhatsApp user data across Europe, the Financial Times reports, bowing to pressure from privacy watchdogs across the continent. The shift in policy means that European users of the messaging app will no longer have information — including phone numbers — relayed to Facebook, but the social network says it may only(…)

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German model’s magazine cover a milestone for trans men in Europe

A German model has become the first transgender man to appear on the cover of a male fitness magazine in Europe The April issue of the German version of Men’s Health featuring cover star Benjamin Melzer hit newsstands Monday, in an important milestone for trans visibility in Europe. The 29-year-old model, originally from a village(…)

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Criminals earned $6.6 billion smuggling refugees into Europe last year

People-smuggling gangs earned up to $ 6.6 billion in 2015, and most of that came from trafficking migrants and refugees into Europe, according to a new Europol report released Monday. Calling people smuggling the “fastest growing criminal market in Europe,” the European Union’s police agency said it expects that figure “to double or triple if(…)