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Week in Review – Family Reunion Korea, Mid-Term Elections and Chemnitz

Family Reunions between North and South Korea After 67 years families were reunited with their loved ones – brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, parents and children met for the first time since being separated by the Korean War that took place from 1950 – 53. The reunion is the 20th round since they started in 2000 and 89 families participated this time. The reunion …

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Week in Review – Nazi Collaborator Deported, Wildlife Reserve and Edible Water

Nazi Collaborator Deported to Germany Jakiw Palij, the last known Nazi collaborator living in the US, was deported to Germany and arrived here on Tuesday morning earlier this week. He had lived in New York City these past decades until his past was revealed. Palij had worked as a guard in a Nazi forced labour camp during World War II. A court had ordered his …

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Week in Review – Prison Guard Strike, Neil Diamond and the Ring of Fire

Nationwide Prison Guard Strike in France After a series of attacks on prison guards by inmates unions called for a nationwide strike in the country. It has led to a total blockade of prisons on Monday earlier this week. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet met with the union leaders this week to discuss about safety issues and wage rises. The government made proposals to end the …

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Week in Review – Elon Musk, Berlin Wall and Paris under Snow

Elon Musk launches car into space On Tuesday earlier this week SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in a generation. The rocket hurled an electric car into space on her maiden flight from Florida. Musk decided for his old cherry-red Tesla roadster with a space-suited mannequin in the driver´s seat. During the launch David Bowie´s classic hit “Space Odditiy” played. The maiden flight was originally …

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Week in Review – North and South Korea, Benjamin Netanyahu and Florida Shooting

North Korea in South Korea Due to the Winter Olympics climates between North and South Korea became warmer. Kim Jong.un called for further reconciliation. He praised the South for hosting his state at Pyeonchang. He was supported by his sister who led the allegation from the North. This visit represents the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War …

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Week in Review – Bombardment in Syria and Volcano erupts in Indonesia

Bombardment in Syria The Syrian government has killed scores of civilians by raining down bombs on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, an area outside Damascus. 470 people have been injured according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. At least 100 civilians died including 20 children. This would make it the deadliest day for the district since it came under siege. The rebels responded to the …

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Week in Review – USS Lexington, Russian Spy and International Women´s Day

The USS Lexington found The USS Lexington, an American aircraft carrier that sunk in the Coral Sea in World War Two has been found off Australia’s east coast. The ship was lost at sea in May of 1942 during the Coral Sea battle, and was recovered earlier this week along with 11 of its 35 aircrafts at a depth of 3km by Vulcan’s search team …

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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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Week in Review – Beer Bottle Shortage, Polar Bear and Death Penalty

Beer Bottle Shortage in Germany Due to the heat wave the beer bottle sales have increased in Germany. The country saw the warmest month since records began in 1881 and might even break the highest record of 40,3° C soon. Now breweries struggle to maintain the supply – they run out of bottles and ask their consumers to return their empty bottles as soon as …

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Week in Review – Daylight Savings Time and Icebergs as Drinking Water

Daylight Savings Time a Thing of the Past? At the moment, a Europe-wide public consultation decides if daylight savings time is still needed. The consultation closes on August 16. The citizens of Finland filed a petition to abolish the changing of the clocks every year – the sun doesn’t rise or set for most of the year and people have enough of the inconvenient habit. …

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