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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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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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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

This Week in the News (28th January - 3rd February)CURRENT AFFAIRSSix killed, eight wounded in Quebec mosque shooting Six people died and eight were wounded after shots were fired at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec, Canada, during the evening prayers on Sunday night. According to an eyewitness, the shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) as he opened fire, a detail which at the …

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Week in Review

This Week in the News (4th-10th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS Brexit bill passes House of Commons ©BBC After the Supreme Court of the UK had decided that the Government could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without consulting the Parliament, a bill demanding to ”Confer power on the Prime Minister to notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s intention …

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Week in Review

This Week in the News (11th – 16th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS Stepbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un killed in mysterious attack Kim Jong-nam, the stepbrother of the North Korean head of state Kim Jong-un, died on Tuesday in the departure lounge of an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, reportedly after being attacked with a toxic chemical. The victim was waiting to board a flight to …

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Vegetable shortage in Europe

Limited choice and high prices: weather anomalies cause a vegetable shortage The extreme weather conditions which affected Europe last month have also had an impact on the harvest in Spain and Italy, two of the continent’s main exporters of vegetables. The crisis has especially hit the UK, which, according to the BBC, imports 50% of its vegetables and as much as 90% of its fruit. Supermarkets …

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Potential breakthrough in science

Claims of a revolutionary achievement: hydrogen turned into a metal-like state ©Harvard University After 80 years in which scientists have been trying to transform hydrogen into metal, it is now believed that this goal has finally been met. Last week, researchers Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera from Harvard University published the results of their experiments in the Science Magazine, claiming that they managed to make …

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Dystopian novels on the rise

Politics generates a new literary trend The radical changes which have been occurring on the world’s political scene in the last few months seem to have increased readers‘ appetite for dystopian novels. Alarmed by what seems to be a fall of democracy and by the uncertainty of a new world order, more and more people show an interest in classics such as George Orwell’s 1984 …

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