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Week in Review – Fire in Russian Mall, March for Our Lives and Love a Muslim Day

Mall Fire in Russia A deadly inferno swept through a shopping mall in the Sibirian city of Kemerovo on Sunday last week. The fire burnt for twelve hours and claimed at least 64 lives. Furthermore, 16 people are still missing, among them many children. The exact cause of the fire is still unclear but it´s supposed the fire started in the fourth floor play area …

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Week in Review – Children Saved, Pope Francis and One Year of Donald Trump

Parents arrested in California – Children Saved A couple has been arrested in California for holding their children captive at their house. Some were even shackled to beds with chains. The children were between 2 and 29 years old. A 17-year old managed to escape the prison and alerted the police. When they arrived at the house they found the children in dark and foul-smelling …

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Week in Review – Nuclear Authority Debate and Storm over Europe

Nuclear Authority Debate Once again Donald Trump made headlines with one of his tweets. The attack was directed at Kim Jong-Un and threatened the North Korean leader with a nuclear war. Trump stated that he has nuclear button on his desk as well and that his was bigger and more powerful. With this tweet he reacted to a remark that was made by Kim Jong-Un …

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Week in Review (24th – 28th July)

Metal detectors cause uproar in Jerusalem The metal detectors outside a holy site in East Jerusalem have been removed after an uproar from Palestinians. On Tuesday it was decided to remove and replace the detectors. There were deadly clashes after the metal detectors were introduced as Palestinians saw this as an Israeli attempt to gain control over the site. At least 8 people have been …

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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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Week in Review (5th June – 9th June)

Comey testifies in front of Congress on Capitol Hill On Thursday former FBI Director James Comey gave his highly-anticipated testimony regarding the alleged Russian meddling in last year´s presidential campaign. Comey gave a prepared statement on Wednesday evening talking about the encounters  which he had had with the President and his thoughts on why he was fired. He told the Congress that President Donald Trump …

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The world mocking Trump

Countries battle it out to win over the US President with satirical videos In his inauguration speech, Donald Trump, the new President of the USA, summarised his intentions for his four years in office using a syntagm which has in the meantime become the symbol of the new state policy, sparking concern in the international environment and particularly among the closest allies of the United …

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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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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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Dystopian novels on the rise

Politics generates a new literary trend The radical changes which have been occurring on the world’s political scene in the last few months seem to have increased readers‘ appetite for dystopian novels. Alarmed by what seems to be a fall of democracy and by the uncertainty of a new world order, more and more people show an interest in classics such as George Orwell’s 1984 …

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