Month: August 2017

Week in Review (21st – 25th August)

Barcelona: suspects face judge Four people suspected of belonging to the cell responsible for the terror attack in and around Barcelona were transferred to a jail in Madrid. There they will appear before the high court. Eight other members of the alleged cell are dead, two of them died in an explosion and the others were shot dead by the police. The last suspect was …

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Yesterday a total solar eclipse took place, the moon passed in front of the sun and cast a huge shadow. It was the first solar eclipse in America since 1918 to track from coast to coast. Within the path of totality the total solar eclipse could be seen, everyone in North America was able to witness the phenomenon. The path stretched from Oregon to South …

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Week in Review (14th – 18th August)

White Supremacist gathering in Charlottesville On Saturday last week white supremacists gathered to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. He commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865 and became a post war icon of the “lost cause of the Confederacy”. The rally was called “Unite the …

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Trump Forest – a climate change project

Campaigners started a project to plant trees to compensate for president Trump´s “ignorance” on climate change. Trump Forest allows people to pay for trees in poorer countries or to plant a tree locally. The project was started by three guys in March earlier this year and is based in New Zealand. The three founders are long-time climate campaigners. Donald Trump has announced that the US …

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Week in Review (31st July – 04th August)

Update: Charlie Gard has died The little boy, Charlie Gard, died aged 11 months. He was diagnosed with a rare inherited disease last year where he was unable to breathe on his own and needed constant life support. His parents fought a hard battle to give him experimental treatment as Charlie´s doctors believed it would only prolong his suffering while his parents set their hopes …

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New hope for Charlie Gard

UPDATE - "It's too late": Charlie Gard's parents end legal battle to save their son! Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition that causes muscle weakness and brain damage. He is unable to move his arms and legs or breathe unaided. The parents have raised nearly 1,6 million euro to take him to the United States for an experimental treatment. But British doctors have told …

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Wave-Gothic Festival in Leipzig

For four days – from June 2nd until June 5th – the Wave-Gothic Festival took place in Leipzig for the 26th time with around 21.000 visitors from all over the world. Every year the festival at Whitsuntide attracts ten thousands of Gothic fans. It is the world´s largest Gothic festival. The weekend was accompanied by a special program with readings, theatre performances, exhibitions and two …

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