Wednesday, 05 August 2020
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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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Microchips for cats in Brussels

Obligatory chipping and registration for all cats in the Brussels region. All kittens in the Brussels region are to be fitted with microchips and registered in a centralised system before the age o...
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Docks Bruxsel to open in one year

Countdown for largest Brussels retail site in nearly 40 years. The inauguration of the enormous retail site Docks Bruxsel, currently under construction, has been scheduled for 20 October 2016. L...
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Brussels Design September

Tenth anniversary 10-30 Sept. This design festival includes home furnishing, arts and crafts, graphics, industrial products and architecture with a series of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and fi...
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Brussels squares get new look

Brussels residents to participate in planning Brussels residents are being asked for their opinions on the restructuring of various areas and squares in the city centre. The broad outlines for t...
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Brussels airport flight paths to change again

Changes made in February 2014 to the flight plans for Brussels airport must now be re-adpated thanks to a Brussels court order. The unpopular Wathelet plan, named after the minister for mobility, h...
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Roller bike parades in Brussels

The third parade of the season for roller skaters takes place in Brussels on 20 June and from then on every subsequent Friday until 26 September. The participants gather at Palace Poelaert at 21.00...

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