ANGELA MERKEL SUCCESSOR REVEALS VOTE CHOICE IN GERMANY ELECTION BLUNDER

Sun 26 September 2021: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s preferred successor Armin Laschet of the conservative CDU/CSU bloc revealed his choice by mistake as he cast a ballot in Sunday’s parliamentary polls. His incorrectly folded ballot showed that the conservative leader unsurprisingly voted for his own party at a polling station in his hometown of Aachen, […]

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WHEN IT COMES TO COMMUNICATION SKILLS—MAYBE WE’RE BORN WITH IT?

Sun 26 September 2021: by Jessica Colarossi, Boston University From inside the womb and as soon as they enter the world, babies absorb information from their environment and the adults around them, quickly learning after birth how to start communicating through cries, sounds, giggles, and other kinds of baby talk. But are a child’s long-term language […]

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FRANCE TO DOUBLE COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES FOR POORER COUNTRIES: MACRON

Sun 26 September 2021: In a video aired during the Global Citizen concert in Paris on Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron committed to double the amount of vaccine doses sent to poorer countries to 120 million. “The injustice is that in other continents, obviously, vaccination is very late…,” he said. “We have to go faster, […]

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SCOTLAND: THOUSANDS TAKE PART IN EDINBURGH INDEPENDENCE MARCH

Sat 25 September 2021: Thousands of pro-independence campaigners marched through Edinburgh on Saturday. All Under One Banner (AUOB) organized the march, which claimed that roughly “5000 independence supporters” took part in the event in Scotland’s capital. The march started near the Royal Commonwealth Pool just after midday and protesters marched through the city streets to […]

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BITCOIN SLIPS AFTER CHINA CENTRAL BANK DECLARES CRYPTOCURRENCIES ILLEGAL

Sat 25 September 2021: Bitcoin dropped over 5% on Friday after China’s central bank announced that it would crack down on cryptocurrency trading, banning foreign exchanges from serving mainland investors. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, fell almost 6% to $42,2167 in response to the new move, after falling approximately 1% earlier. Smaller coins, which usually […]

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CANADA MASS GRAVE: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RECEIVE WRITTEN APOLOGY FROM CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sat 25 September 2021: The Catholic Bishops of Canada formally apologized Friday to Canada’s Indigenous peoples for the church’s role in running Indian residential schools.  The Bishops acknowledged the “grave abuses” suffered by Indigenous children who were forced to attend the schools beginning around 1825. By the time the last school closed in the mid-1990s, […]

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NUMBER OF FIRST TIME ASYLUM SEEKERS IN EU DOUBLES

Sat 25 September 2021: The number of first-time asylum seekers to the European Union has more than doubled over the spring months, Reuters said a report released today by the bloc’s statistics office revealed. Nearly 103,900 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in EU countries between April and June of this year, according to Eurostat, up […]

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