Charity rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy — The China Post, Taiwan

ROME (AP) — Italy allowed a Spanish-flagged charity ship with 265 rescued migrants aboard to anchor off Sicily on Monday. The Open Arms vessel had brought the migrants safely aboard in separate rescues last week in the central Mediterranean. Port officials in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, said rough seas Monday evening were for the time beingContinue reading “Charity rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy — The China Post, Taiwan”

Country Profile: Andorra

Population Size: 77,246 Area: 468 km² (181 sq mi) Main language(s): Catalan Primary religion(s): Roman Catholic Life expectancy: 82.8 (male/female specifics hard to find) Geography: In the Pyrenees mountains: lots of valleys and peaks Current leader: Xavier Espot Zamora Bordering countries: France, Spain Stability: Strong Debt: No data

Why Today Is Important: 1st May

Today is May Day! And before the term was commonly associated with danger, anyone who heard “May Day” would think of people in bright clothes dancing around a pole with countless ribbons. They’d think of springtime, a new year, and a resounded end to the frost and death of winter. Since Ancient Rome, May DayContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 1st May”

Why Today Is Important: 1st April

April Fools! In the West we take this day for granted as the day we trick each other, and pull pranks on one-another. Some pranks are harmless, and some are cruel. But why the hell do we do this to each other? Some people believe that April Fools was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s The CanterburyContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 1st April”

Elbit Systems and Our Security

Have you ever heard of Elbit Systems? They’re one of the world’s top defensive technology systems, covering products such as surveillance tech, unmanned aircraft, and cyber defences. They primarily sell to the US, Europe and their allies, though in recent years they have increased trade with countries in the Asia Pacific. With the rise inContinue reading “Elbit Systems and Our Security”

Extinction Rebellion and Suicide

I woke up, I read the news, and I got extremely p-ed off. A measure that Extinction Rebellion is hoping to employ involves suicide. Now, if this was just a group of adults fighting for something they believe in, fine. I can accept that. I disagree with it, and think they can do a lotContinue reading “Extinction Rebellion and Suicide”

Boris’ Britain vs An Irate Ireland

Northern Ireland was a major issue for the Brexit deal debates, one that no one really seemed to know how to fix. But Boris seems to have found a good deal for Northern Ireland after all the shouting and posturing of the past four years. The new agreement for Northern Ireland means that they willContinue reading “Boris’ Britain vs An Irate Ireland”

What The Hell’s Happening With The Armenian Army?

Raise your hands if you’re from Armenia! I’ve got to admit, I’ve not had much exposure to Armenia. I don’t know a lot about the culture, or the economy, or the history. It’s what I love about writing this blog, I get to learn new things and share them with people. And today, I’ve foundContinue reading “What The Hell’s Happening With The Armenian Army?”

Portugal Offers A Helping Hand

With Britain leaving the EU, British travellers to European countries will find themselves in need of medical insurance, and this will really catch a lot of people out. Before now, British tourists were covered by the European Health Insurance Card, aka EHIC. This little card is great! But unfortunately for us Brits, we’re having toContinue reading “Portugal Offers A Helping Hand”

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