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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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Week in Review – Egypt´s New Capital, Turkey´s Currency and Corona Beer

New Capital City for Egypt Ancient Cairo will be replaced as Egypt´s capital – a new city will be build east of Cairo, on the edge of the current capital. It will be a natural extension. The aim is to relieve Cairo and ease the overpopulation over the next 40 years, as the population is expected to double by then. The plan was announced at …

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Week in Review – Bombing Gaza, Comey Notes published and Berghain

Bombing Gaza A photo of young Israelis sitting on top of a watchtower at the Gaza border has gone viral on social media for the past week. 7 young Israelis were shown smiling and waving to news cameras on top of a watchtower in Nahal Oz right outside the borders of Gaza while cheering on IDF soldiers as they were firing at Palestinian protestors, a …

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Week in Review – Royal Baby, WhatsApp and Macron Visits the US

Royal Baby Welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their third child earlier this week, the child is the couple’s second son and the 5th in line for the British throne. He was born on Monday the 23rd of April in London at St.Mary’s hospital. The royal traditional Gun Salute will be fired from the Tower of London and Hyde Park at 14:00 …

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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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Week in Review – Wave Gothic Treff and eSight

Wave Gothic Treff Every year 7 weeks after Easter, the Gothic music and arts festival is held in Leipzig, Germany. People travel from all over Germany and the world to attend the festival which features more than 150 artists and bands from different “dark music” genres. The festival is spread across the city for 4 days where various venues host different Gothic-themed events. The festival …

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Week in Review – Roseanne, Manhattanhenge and Russian Journalist Alive

Sitcom Roseanne cancelled ABC cancelled the sitcom “Roseanne” after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet that compared an African-American former Obama aide to an ape. The network condemned the statement and said it was inconsistent with their values. “Roseanne” originally aired from 1988 – 1997 and was rebooted just a little over two months ago. The sitcom received great ratings and was praised for tackling …

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