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British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party won a resounding victory in the May 7 National Elections.  In fact, his “Tories” surprised everyone by gaining enough seats in Parliament to “form a government”, without the help of any coalition parties.   322 more words

Germany: Where the refugee flood is a solution, not a problem

May 25, 2015 – Reported by the Globe and Mail – What about all those tens of thousands of Syrians, Eritreans and Iraqis who don’t end up bobbing lifeless in the Mediterranean or steered at gunpoint back to the southern shore? 207 more words


Amazon to start paying more EU taxes after pressure from regulators

Amazon will start paying more taxes in several European countries where it does business, instead of channeling its revenue through a holding company in the low-tax haven of Luxembourg. 337 more words


Italian Word of the Day - "Visto"

This post is about a word that has come to mean so, so much to me.

It’s not long and complicated and stuffed with syllables, like “ 234 more words


'You cannot buy memories': London’s airport expansion could destroy millennia old village

LONDON — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth’s centre looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn’t what brings millions of people within a stone’s throw of its boundaries. 972 more words


<WH in Germany>What kind of story behind you?

(Originally wrote on 09/01/2012 and modified on 05/25/2015)

What do you think how he stands? Maybe you’ve seen so many times in streets, maybe not. However, do you know their secrets?  158 more words

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Lost in...Bordeaux (Nouveau Stade)

Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 Montpellier

Nouveau Stade, Ligue Un, May 23rd 2015

It may seem like something of a back-handed compliment, but one of the great things about living in northern Spain is being close to France. 1,868 more words

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