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Mendelssohn in Edinburgh

Mendelssohn in Edinburgh, Scotlandby Robert Broerse Back in April, my mother and I had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh, Scotland for the first time. We had never visited the city or the country before. It was a dream of my mother’s. While wandering the old town, we encountered the Sir Walter Scott Memorial and we visited the Writer’s Museum. We hiked up Calton Hill to …

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Scott vom Leipzig Englisch trifft Prinz Charles

Prinz Charles in Leipzig

Mein Treffen mit H.R.H. Prinz Charles in Leipzig – eine Ehre und ein Privileg Hin und wieder bekommt man die Chance etwas Großartiges und Bedeutendes im Leben zu machen. Bitte verstehen Sie mich nicht falsch, meine Arbeit als Englischtrainer ist jeden Tag aufs Neue erfüllend. Aber vor Kurzem hatte ich die Möglichkeit etwas zu erleben, dass mich und alle meine Freunde, meine Familie und sogar …

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Week in Review – Greece Wildfires, Trade Talks and US Migrant Children Reunited

Wildfires in Greece Wildfires in the holiday region Attica, near Athens in Greece, have already claimed 60 lives around 150 people are injured. Over 700 people fled the fires via the sea and many more are still missing. It is the worst fire crisis in Greece in a decade. Hundreds of fire fighters are battling against the flames. Authorities declared a state of emergency in …

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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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Scotland: A New Referendum?

Scotland’s First Minister Announces Initiative for an Independence Referendum © 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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This Week in the News

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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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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