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RB Leipzig defeat Scottish champions

RB Leipzig defeat Glasgow Rangers 4-0 in friendly match Image: ©lvz.de The streets of Leipzig were filled with fans of the Scottish champions Glasgow Rangers on Sunday, the fifteenth of January, before the team’s friendly match against the local RB Leipzig. In spite of the cold and snowy weather, the 8,000 Scots attending the match marched from the city’s marketplace to the football stadium, doing their …

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New President for the EU

Antonio Tajani becomes the new President of the European Parliament On Tuesday, the seventeenth of January, Antonio Tajani, sixty-three, was elected President of the European Parliament. The candidate of the coalition between the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), a former European commissioner and spokesman of the Italian government under PM Silvio Berlusconi, received three hundred and …

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Davos World Economic Forum

Global business actors and world leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos Image: ©PTI   From the seventeenth to the twentieth of January, the town of Davos in the Swiss Alps hosted the 2017 World Economic Forum. This edition of the annual conference focused on the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership“ in the context of the rising populism which is expected to have …

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Brexit outline

British PM Theresa May reveals an outline of her plans for Brexit An atmosphere of uncertainty and confusion spread throughout the UK, Europe and the world as a whole following the referendum which decided Britain‘s separation from the EU, as many questions were left without an answer for longer than half a year. However, in a speech given last Tuesday at Lancaster House, London, Prime …

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Trump Inauguration

Donald Trump officially becomes the 45th President of the USA On the eighth of November 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States after an intense campaign which polarised the American society more than any other in the history of the USA. On Friday, Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the USA following the traditional inauguration. The highlight of the …

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Warmest year on record

2016 – the hottest year ever recorded It has been confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year since 1880, when humans started measuring global average temperatures. According to NASA (the National Air and Space Administration) and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 2016 overtook the previous titleholder, 2015, by 0.04 degrees Celsius, becoming the third year in a row to reach record temperatures. The …

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