Republic of North Macedonia?

Republic of North Macedonia?

On September 30th, the Republic of Macedonia held a referendum on the name of their country. The final result came in at 94.18 percent in favor of renaming the country to the “Republic of North Macedonia.” However, the referendum was invalid because only 37 percent of eligible voters participated. According...

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Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Amidst the ongoing trade war, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, came up with a creative way to explain trade and economics to U.S. President Donald Trump during their recent meeting on July 25th. The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior EU official explained their strategy to negotiate...

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60, and counting, dead in Greece wildfires

60, and counting, dead in Greece wildfires

60 people, at the time of publication, have died in the Attica region near Athens from wildfires. A further 100 people have been injured. The village of Mati has experienced the worst fatality rate, with 26 bodies found around 30ft away from the beach. The president of the Greek Red...

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Controversial Holocaust law causes rift between Poland and Israel

Controversial Holocaust law causes rift between Poland and Israel

The Polish Senate has approved a controversial bill that would prohibit accusing the Poles of being complicit in the Nazi Holocaust. In addition, it would make it illegal to describe the Nazi death camps in Poland, such as Auschwitz, as being Polish, with penalties ranging from fines to up to...

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EU backs Hammersmith and Fulham’s glyphosate ban

EU backs Hammersmith and Fulham’s glyphosate ban

The European Parliament has voted to ban a potentially-harmful weed killer that Hammersmith and Fulham council stopped using in 2016, the first London borough to do so. The motion requested that the chemical glyphosate be phased out completely across all member states within five years. The World Health Organisation’s International...

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Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, flees from charges of rebellion

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, flees from charges of rebellion

Catalonia’s sacked President, Carles Puigdemont, along with members of his former cabinet has fled to Belgium following potential charges of rebellion from Spain’s chief prosecutor. A total of six member of the now dissolved Catalan leadership, including Puigdemont, may face charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. The charges carry sentences...

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New offers from The Railway Touring Company

New offers from The Railway Touring Company

As well as our wide range of steam hauled daytrips within the UK, many of which start from London stations, The Railway Touring Company also offers many different destinations within Europe, including Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Many of the trains are specially chartered for our tour party and...

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Macron’s new bill is threat to human rights, says UN

Macron’s new bill is threat to human rights, says UN

The UN warns that a new French counter-terrorism bill could be a threat to human rights. French president, Emmanuel Macron, put forward the bill which transfers the current special policing powers under the country’s state of emergency to permanent law. In a statement from the UN, it was said the...

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Juncker delivers robust State of Union Address

Juncker delivers robust State of Union Address

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, announced this morning that the “wind is back in Europe’s sails” and that the economy was “bouncing back” after a difficult two years for the bloc. The atmosphere in the crowded parliamentary chamber was decidedly more upbeat than previous years as Juncker...

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Las Ramblas terror attack sees 14 dead and over 100 injured

Las Ramblas terror attack sees 14 dead and over 100 injured

Spain has been rocked by the brutal terror attack which took place on Thursday 17th in the popular tourist destination of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, which left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured. At the time of writing three men are currently in custody, with  five...

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