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This Week in the News (21st - 27th January)CURRENT AFFAIRS Supreme Court: Brexit must be voted on by Parliament The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has decided that Britain cannot trigger Article 50 without the vote of the Parliament. As this is the result of an appeal made by the government, with this ruling, the Supreme Court upheld a decision it had taken in …

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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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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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The US immigration ban

Donald Trump denies refugees and citizens from seven countries entry to the US No day seems to pass without a controversial executive order issued by the White House. On Saturday, the US President banned the access of Syrian refugees indefinitely, while citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen were forbidden to enter the country for ninety days. Likewise, refugees from states other …

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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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