Long live the planet, but for how long?

From 30 November to 12 December 2015, the European Union and 195 nation states held the 21st annual session of United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP21). Participants claimed that the ambitious plan was a historic turning point in reducing global warming. However, the agreement also received some criticism.

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“Catalonia: right for self-determination vs disruption of unity”

Although Catalonia was first established as a separate entity in 11th century, it has also been a part of Spain since its emergence in the 15th century. Prior to nationalist uprising in the 19th century, Catalonia was tightly integrated with the Spanish state. Strong campaigning for political and cultural autonomy eventually led to broad autonomy in 1931, but Franco’s ultra-conservative rule entirely revoked previous developments in the region. The democratization of Spain in 1977 accompanied the resurgence of extensive autonomy, leading to the present-day establishment of the parliament and executive institutions.

Sinai Plane Crash: Bomb-Plot Suspicion Becomes Top Theory

International experts are currently investigating the potential causes of the Russian passenger plane crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, as the uncertainty of conditions surrounding the loss of all 224 passengers on board of the flight continue to fuel widespread suspicions and presumed conclusions throughout international news sources. The Sinai tragedy received tremendous attention from the…

Eurosceptic Party Wins Poland’s Election

Just a little over a week ago, the Polish electorate chose a new national parliament. The conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) secured both the presidency and the majority of seats, with voting results marking the first time in Poland’s post-communist history that no left-wing parties were elected to the parliament. Due to German-Polish disagreement…