Monday, 30 November 2020
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Europe went through the hottest October on record

Europe went through the hottest October on record according to new data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service. High temperatures have prevented the Arctic ocean from freezing over in winter. S...
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Catholic institutions liquidate shares and bonds related to fossil energies

European bishops decide to liquidate shares or bonds related to fossil energies. An initial group of Catholic investors, including European Episcopal chapters, has established a disinvestment in al...
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Belgian racing pigeon closes record sale at € 1.6m

This is slightly higher than the € 1.25m for Armando, the top sale at last year’s auction Who knew a pigeon at hand, could rake €1.6m in the bank? A two-year-old Belgian racing pigeon called New Ki...
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Amazon faces more investigations by the the European Union

As the authorities in Europe take a skeptical view of Amazon's business practices the European Commission "opened a second investigation into the commercial practices" of the American online sales gia...
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Belgium in lockdown as from Monday due to covid-19 pandemic

As from 2 November to 13 December shops and offices will be closed due to the decision of the Belgium government to impose a new lockdown. As from Monday Belgium will be back in lockdown: "These ar...
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International schools in Brussels

If you are an expatriate and you are looking for a place to take your kids, there are several international schools in Brussels. Check out our listing. Brussels is Belgium’s capital and stands out fo...
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Europe experiences a spike in new covid-19 cases

Europe, and especially Spain and France, are experiencing a spike in new covid-19 cases. France: 1000 new infections. In Spain 971: "Maybe it's the second wave." Germany, 2,000 cases related to the s...
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Swedish doctors and scientists criticise Swedish herd immunity strategy

25 Swedish doctors and scientists have published an open letter on USA Today: "We set an example on how not to deal with a deadly infectious disease. The strategy has led to death, pain and suffering...
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Female priests outnumber male priests in Sweden

For the first time in history, there are more women priests than men in Sweden. This was announced by Cristina Grenholm, spokeswoman for the Swedish Lutheran Evangelical Church. To be exact, 50.2% of...
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Greek aspiring engineer builds bicycle with washing machine engine

The Spin Cycle. This is the name of the bizarre creation of an enthusiast in Greece who mounted a washing machine on the frame of his bike. Reddit user Jimmienecraftguy explained that he dismantled h...
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Norway: anti covid measures affect funeral services because of declining mortality

The covid-19 pandemic crisis in Norway is also affecting funeral services in an unprecedented way.  The declining mortality rate and the inability to perform funeral ceremonies have forced half a doz...
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The U.S. Pandemic Experience

As most countries in the world band together to #StayHome and stop the spread of covid-19, political divisions in the U.S. prevent it from participating as a unified front. Where the majority of Ame...
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Coronavirus in Europe: Sweden opts for herd immunity

The Scandinavian country has adopted a starkly different approach to the global COVID-19 health crisis Amidst the eerie calm of European streets due to nationwide quarantine measures, Sweden’s busine...
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2020 European Football Cup postponed until next year

The 2020 European Football Championship has been postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the official decision taken by UEFA which also communicated that all football games, ma...
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Schengen Area Borders to shut down due to Coronavirus

Before the Coronavirus outbreak, the Schengen area has been seen has a borderless region. However, in an extreme measure to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 disease, this notion will change....
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Plan of school closures across Europe

Many countries in the European Union are following Italy's exampke and are starting with the closure of schools. The COVID-19 virus has quickly spread across populations. Hospitals are filling up. Gov...
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Trump announces a Travel ban on flights from the EU

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump released a video update on the COVID-19 virus. The President’s Oval Office announcement followed the World Health Organization’s declaration of the Coronavir...
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American Democrats abroad vote on Super Tuesday

On March 3rd 2020, Super Tuesday encouraged American voters to participate in the Global Presidential Primary Election.  Of these voting participants, includes American expats residing or studying abr...
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A Guide to European Summer Festivals

Warmer temperatures, live music, cold drinks and thriving arts - summer music festivals are an essential staple in European culture. Year after year the $3bn festival industry curates immersive, com...
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Centre Pompidou to open in Brussels

Museum will open in 2022 at former Citroën site in Brussels.The Pompidou Centre, a contemporary art museum based in Paris, plans to open a branch in Brussels by 2022. The new museum will be located a...

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