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Month: June 2017

EU summit in Brussels

EU summit in Brussels The EU summit in Brussels that took place last weekend saw France and Germany moving closer together. French President Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel stood side by side at an end-of-summit news conference sending a message of unity. With that the distrust between Paris and Berlin that prevented close cooperation in past years might come to an end leaving …

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Week in Review (19th – 23rd June)

Forest fire in Portugal Due to hot and dry weather a fire started in Portugal´s forest in the Pedrógao Grande area last weekend. At least 64 people have died since Saturday and more than 250 were injured. Many people died in their cars while trying to flee the area. Although officials say that 70% of the fire is under control soaring temperatures and wind threaten …

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Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

President Trump is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice. Senior intelligence officials will be interviewed about whether Trump tried to end an ongoing investigation. Last week former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath that the President had asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security advisor Michael Flynn. So far Trump has denied all allegations of …

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Week in Review (5th June – 9th June)

Comey testifies in front of Congress on Capitol Hill On Thursday former FBI Director James Comey gave his highly-anticipated testimony regarding the alleged Russian meddling in last year´s presidential campaign. Comey gave a prepared statement on Wednesday evening talking about the encounters  which he had had with the President and his thoughts on why he was fired. He told the Congress that President Donald Trump …

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Week in Review (30th May – 2nd June)

Global computer failure in British Airways system A global IT crash in British Airways´ computer system left thousands of travelers stranded at airports in England last weekend. Both, Gatwick as well as Heathrow airport were affected. The incident could not have happened at a worse time with a public holiday on Monday and many children starting their school mid-term breaks. Especially short-haul flights were cancelled. …

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