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Month: March 2017

Week in Review (25th – 30th March)

Week in Review (25th – 30th March)CURRENT AFFAIRS “No turning back” for the UK as Brexit officially begins ©REUTERS/Yves Herman After the Brexit bill enabling UK’s Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was passed in the British Parliament, on Wednesday Theresa May proceeded to the writing of a letter in which her country’s decision to leave the EU was formally presented. …

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Large Anti-Corruption Protests in Russia – Leading Figure of Opposition Arrested

Large Anti-Corruption Protests in Russia - Leading Figure of Opposition Arrested ©Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images ©REUTERS On Sunday, large numbers of people protested in cities all over Russia against corruption at the highest levels of power. With over 100,000 participants, these were the biggest demonstrations to take place in the country since the series of protests sparked by the fraudulent legislative elections of 2011. Both the …

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Week in Review (18th-24th March)

Week in Review (18th-24th March)CURRENT AFFAIRSLondon hit by terrorist attack After Paris, Brussels and Berlin, London faced terror as four people died and forty were injured in a series of events happening on Wednesday afternoon in one of the city’s most important areas for politics and tourism. A car deliberately hit people on the famous Westminster Bridge, killing at least two pedestrians and injuring many …

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China and India Step Away from Coal

China and India Step Away from Coal ©Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images As the world’s first and third biggest consumers of coal, China and India account for a significant part of our planet’s pollution. In the last few years, the impact of this environmental damage on the daily lives of Chinese and Indian citizens has become increasingly visible, with smog taking over entire cities for days. This …

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Scotland: A New Referendum?

Scotland’s First Minister Announces Initiative for an Independence Referendum ©heraldscotland.com In September 2014, the people of Scotland were given the opportunity to decide on their future in a referendum with the purpose of determining whether the country would continue to be part of the United Kingdom or become an independent state. The turnout of 84.6% meant that more people voted than in any UK election …

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European Satellite Sentinel-2B launched into Earth Orbit

European Satellite Sentinel-2B launched into Earth Orbit ©ESA The European Space Agency (ESA) confirms its status as major player in the contemporary space industry with the launch of a new Earth observation satellite. On Monday, 6th March, Sentinel-2B began its journey to our planet’s orbit from ESA’s spaceport in French Guiana. The satellite weighing 1.1 tonnes was carried into space by a Vega rocket developed …

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The 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships

A Summary of the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships Once in every two years, the best athletes gather at the Nordic World Ski Championships, an event which is second only to the Olympic Games in terms of its importance in the career of a sportsperson. This year, the Championships were hosted between 22nd February and 5th March by the Finnish city of Lahti, where 683 …

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Week in Review (24th February – 3rd March)

This Week in the News (24th February – 3rd March)CURRENT AFFAIRSThe British government suffers defeat in the House of Lords After the bill which is meant to start the legal procedures of the UK‘s exit from the EU passed the House of Commons unamended, the second chamber of the British Parliament, the House of Lords, adopted a clause which guarantees that EU citizens residing in …

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Leipzig Englisch’s Spanish Wine Tasting Evenings

English, good wine and tasty food: Leipzig Englisch's Spanish Wine Tasting Evenings What better way to end the week, practice English skills and enjoy the quality of Spanish wine at the same time? On the last two Fridays, 17th and 24th February, our school hosted an event which provided all these opportunities: the first two editions of the Leipzig Englisch Wine Tasting Evening, this time …

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Week in Review (17th – 24th February)

This Week in the News (17th-24th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS The Munich Security Conference ©REUTERS The 53rd edition of the annual Munich Security Conference took place between 17th and 19th February at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in the Bavarian capital. As  the largest independent platform in the field, the international conference brought together over 500 high-ranking participants, among them 6 heads of state, 15 government leaders, 47 …

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