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Month: May 2017

G7 gathering in Italy

The leaders of the world met last weekend for the G7 gathering in Taormina, Sicily. This gathering was a chance for the leaders to get to know Trump´s stance towards key global issues. There was a lot of disagreement between President Trump and the rest of the G7 on a range of key issues. One big point of difference was climate change – Trump threatened …

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Week in review (15th – 19th May)

Massive cyberattack hits countries all over the world A massive Cyberattack hit over 150 countries on the weekend infecting over 100.000 computers. Major companies like FedEx, Renault and telefonica in Spain have been affected. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. The virus locks the system and files on the computer until a ransom is paid. It had exploited a known bug …

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Online Pirates hack into Disney and steal the new “Pirates of the Caribbean”

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced during a town hall meeting on Monday in New York that an upcoming movie was stolen. “Pirates of the Carribean – Dead men tell no tales” will be the fifth instalment in the franchise and is due to be released on May 26th. The last movies were a huge success and Disney could lose a lot of money if the …

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Week in Review (8th – 12th May)

On may 9th US-President Donald Trump fired the FBI Director James Comey. According to an official statement from the White House this decision was made based on clear recommendation of the attorney general. The president wanted to restore the public trust in the institution FBI. Comey was criticised for the way he handled the investigation around Clinton during the campaign last year. It is extremely rare …

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Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election 2017

On Sunday 7th May 2017 the French people voted and elected Emmanuel Macron as their new president. He won the election by 66% and left his opponent Marine Le Pen with only 34% of the votes. Still, that marks a high for Le Pen's right wing party  'Front National'. The turnout for the election was the lowest in 40 years with around 12m people that …

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