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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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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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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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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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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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Potential breakthrough in science

Claims of a revolutionary achievement: hydrogen turned into a metal-like state ©Harvard University After 80 years in which scientists have been trying to transform hydrogen into metal, it is now believed that this goal has finally been met. Last week, researchers Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera from Harvard University published the results of their experiments in the Science Magazine, claiming that they managed to make …

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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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