Economy

Week in Review – Stephen Hawking died, Merkel Chancellor and Modified Blackberrys

Stephen Hawking died at Age 76 The world renowned scientist, cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday, earlier this week. According to his family he died peacefully at his home in Cambridge. Hawking wrote several books and was famous for his work with black holes and relativity. He discovered that black holes leak energy and …

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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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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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EU summit in Brussels

EU summit in Brussels The EU summit in Brussels that took place last weekend saw France and Germany moving closer together. French President Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel stood side by side at an end-of-summit news conference sending a message of unity. With that the distrust between Paris and Berlin that prevented close cooperation in past years might come to an end leaving …

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American tech companies oppose travel ban

IT companies unite against Trump’s immigration policies in an amicus brief American President Donald Trump’s views on immigration have been generating controversies ever since he first revealed them in his election campaign. However, the public reactions to this issue peaked on 27th January, when Trump gave an executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven countries from entering the US. ©ZUMA / EYEVINE On Friday, …

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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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