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The Week that Was: 23/12/2016

The Week that Was: 23/12/2016

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    Dec 31, 2016   Author : admin


Islamist extremist once again sent shivers down Europe’s spine this week. At least 12 people were killed in an attack on the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. While the market once again reopened, police officers across Europe remain on high alert, as the terror threat still remains very high.

As UK Prime Minister Theresa May urges Britons to not be “cowed to terrorists” this Christmas, Britons and Europeans cannot help but be worried for possible new terror attacks.

As evacuation in the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, a US Army General claimed Russia has used Syria as live-fire training. With less than a month until Donald Trump officially enters the White House as the new U.S. President, the media still has heated debates about Trump’s new administration picks.

UK News 

UK PM Theresa May urges Britons to not be ‘cowed by terrorists’ after the Christmas market attack in Berlin.

Two men found guilty of deadly tipper truck crash.

Prince Charles warns against religious persecution.

World News

Christmas market in Berlin reopens after an Islamist extremist killed 12 people there.

US Army General says Russia used Syria as live-fire training.

Syria’s Aleppo evacuation is almost complete.


Italian Parliament approves a €20 billion bailout plan for its banks.

What are the dangers of Donald Trump’s trade war against China?

The US economy in 2016 grew even faster than thought.


Roger Federer broadcasts his training session online after suffering from multiple losses.

Australian Open lifts prize money to $36 million.

German football fans make a ‘Yellow Wall’ comprised of 25,000 fans.


Beyoncé’s Lemonade tops album poll of polls.

French actress Michele Morgan dies at 96.

Saturday Night Live makes fun of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.


A new study says Facebook lurking makes you ‘miserable’.

Love and sex robots on the rise.

‘Deaths in 2016’, ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ and ‘Donald Trump’ become the most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2016.

This time in History

December 23: in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor amid severe depression.

December 22: in 1956, first-ever gorilla was born in captivity.

December 19: in 1998, U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached after nearly 14 hours of heated debate. 


MYC Bulletin Writer: Polina Tihonova

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