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Week in Review Sept 25th – 29th

Saudi Arabian women allowed to drive A decree was issued late on Tuesday by Saudi Arabia´s king allowing women to drive a car. This would end a longstanding ban on female drivers. The ban is supposed to be lifted in 10 months. A committee will be formed especially to look into how to implement the decree. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world …

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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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New findings shed light on Aztec sacrifices

A tower of human skulls has been unearthed in Mexico beneath the heart of Mexico City. The finding has raised questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire. More than 650 skulls have been found near the site of Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the ancient Aztec capital, and they expect the numbers to rise. The Aztec performed ritualistic human sacrifices as …

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Week in Review (3rd – 7th July)

North Korea tested long-range missile North Korea has tested a long-range missile that might have reached as far as Alaska experts believe. The launch was in defiance of a ban by the UN Security Council (UNSC). The US and South Korea have held a ballistic missile drill as an answer and declared that the armistice could be abandoned at any time. The allies wanted to …

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Review of the Week (26th – 30th June)

US travel ban The Supreme Court has decided to reinstate much of the travel ban submitted by the Trump administration. The court will decide in October if the ruling will be upheld or struck down. Meanwhile the ban partly takes effect within 72 hours of the decision. The ban is surrounded by a lot of uncertainty regarding its impact because a lot depends on how …

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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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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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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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