Week in Review

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 – North and South Korea Meeting, May Marches and the Pope Mobil

Meeting between South and North Korea The leaders of North and South Korea met for the first time since the 1950s. Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in met for a handshake and a long conversation to talk about the future of their countries. The meeting was mostly held outside and for people to see, not like other state summits. It had rather broad implications for the …

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Week in Review – Drought in South Africa, Iran Nuclear Deal and Men´s Day

Drought in South Africa 90-second showers, police enforcement and public shaming – all this helped Cape Town to stave off the worst of the water crisis. This is a three-year drought and it has drained the city´s water sources. But with strict regulations Cape Town managed to reduce water consumption by more than half since 2015 and with that Day Zero has been stalled off …

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Week in Review – Gaza Israel Border Protest, Royal Wedding and Ebola Outbreak

The Great March of Return Earlier this week Palestinians took to the streets for the “Great March of Return” a protest that is part of a six week campaign. The protests demand that Palestinian refugees and their descendants be allowed to return to their homeland, they are also protesting the blockade of the Gaza Strip and the moving of the United States Embassy in Israel …

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