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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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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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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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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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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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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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