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Europe Must Close Huge Tech Gap, Says EU Digital Chief

Europe lost the first round of the digital revolution to China and the U.S. and needs to take decisive action to fix its digital single market, according to European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, who heads the bloc’s digital strategy.
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Trying to Heal the Euro Rift

It's raining as the Royal Danish Air Force plane carrying Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt touches down at the Ciampino military air base in Rome recently. Three hours earlier, she was in Lisbon, where she met with her Portuguese counterpart, Pedro Passos Coelho; her next appointment is with Italy's newly appointed prime minister, Mario Monti. 

Swedish toxic waste poisons Chilean community for 30 years

Conducted an exclusive environmental and humanitarian investigation in Chile. The article was picked up and quoted by the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and Anti-Slavery International in their report on EU due diligence

Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal laws allowing same-sex marriage

The British Overseas Territory had allowed couples of the same gender to marry since May 2017, but after a recent referendum a law has been put into force to only allow domestic partnerships. Critics called the move an unprecedented rollback of civil rights. 

Viking warriors drank hallucinogenic tea that ‘made them wild’

Viking raiders were high on hallucinogenic herbal tea that made them hyper-aggressive and less able to feel pain as they ran naked into battle, according to new discoveries.

The legendary raids conducted by the vicious Vikings play a huge part in European and British history as they looted and pillaged in their famous longboats.

Mental Health is About Reclaiming Control Where I Now Have None.

A bi-monthly guest blog for medically reviewed mental health magazine ADDitude. Posts cover a range of mental health topics such as ADHD symptom management, depression, anxiety, and stress.

Message in a Matchbox: Warning from 1941 Found in Belgian Church

Antwerp, Belgium - Workers repainting the ceiling of a Belgian church uncovered a hidden handwritten note left behind by workers who undertook a similar renovation during World War II detailing the dread and disillusion they felt during the Nazi occupation. 

New Hope: What coronavirus vaccines are available?

HUNDREDS of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine have been in the works in labs across the world with one finally giving hope for a cure. The messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is said to be now 95 per cent effective, as senior advisers hope to roll out the vaccine before Christmas.

Gay man viciously beaten to death in Belgium’s first homophobic murder in nine years

Belgium and its LGBT+ community are reeling from the country’s first homophobic murder in nine years. The victim, a 42-year-old man, was lured to a park before being brutally beaten to death by three youths using Grindr to snare the victim, according to the police.
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