GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021


Photo: DPAGerman lawmakers approved legislation Thursday banning disposable plastic products such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds that are polluting the world’s oceans. The new law passed by Germany’s lower house of parliament will halt the sale of certain single-use plastics by July 2021. The move brings Germany in line with its European commitments afterContinue reading “GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021”

Britain: Man marries his mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years


By:Katie Weston For Mailonline (Daily Mail UK) A man has married his own mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years and getting a 500-year-old law overturned. Clive Blunden, 65, and Brenda, 77, have been together for over 30 years and officially tied the knot in 2007. But Clive, from Warrington, Cheshire, was arrested in 1997Continue reading “Britain: Man marries his mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years”

How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen


Young pupils gather at the courtyard of their Vikåsen school in Trondheim, Norway, after the school reopened on April 27th, 2020. Photo: AFPIt’s been 21 weeks since Covid-19 caused a shutdown of the Norwegian borders and the country went into lockdown. After nine weeks of closure, schools began to reopen as a part of theContinue reading “How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen”

Mexico: Riding the buses can be an adventure in Oaxaca


Mexico Life One of the challenges is determining a bus’s destination By: Joseph Sorrentino\Mexiconewsdaily If you’re visiting Oaxaca — a beautiful city and one of my favorites — chances are pretty good you’ll need to catch a bus fairly often. This, as anyone who’s attempted it will tell you, is no mean feat. First you’llContinue reading “Mexico: Riding the buses can be an adventure in Oaxaca”

Relationships: What happens when one partner loses their job?


As unemployment rates spike, many relationships now feature a new and emotionally complex element of financial support By: Celina Ribeiro/UkGuardian “Like having a brick thrown at you,” is how Belinda* describes the days following her sudden redundancy. “You have a certain view of yourself, and that sense of worth is tied to the job thatContinue reading “Relationships: What happens when one partner loses their job?”

Criminalization of Gay Sex Linked to Staggering HIV Rates in Africa


Photo by McBarth Oveba from Pexels  Nations that don’t penalize same-sex activity have lower rates of HIV among men who have sex with men. By: Neal Broverman/theadvocate.com The risk of having HIV is nearly five times as high for gay or bi men in sub-Saharan nations that severely criminalize gay sex compared to those inContinue reading “Criminalization of Gay Sex Linked to Staggering HIV Rates in Africa”

Russia: Paddleboarding Festival Draws Thousands in Russia (Looks like Covid-19 Disaster on Water)


                                           RUSSIAN RIVERLAUNCH GALLERY (Getty) From TMZ Russia beat the U.S. into orbit in the ’60s, and might have thought they beat us in COVID-safe fun — but looking at these images of paddleboarders packedContinue reading “Russia: Paddleboarding Festival Draws Thousands in Russia (Looks like Covid-19 Disaster on Water)”

Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game


By:Jack Tarrent/Reuters With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday, over 20 robots danced to the team’s fight song on a podium in theContinue reading “Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game”

Uganda: When God’s men started biting President Museveni


     In Summary You can teach hygiene to tactically get past the authorities before spreading theories of corona demons, enhanced by ‘tongues’. The devotees will probably forget the science and go home dizzy with the demons. Sweet music to the virus. By Alan Tacca/Daily Monitor    Back in March, when President Museveni was confidently inContinue reading “Uganda: When God’s men started biting President Museveni”

Star of David taken down by Twitter, citing ‘hateful imagery’


Twitter users found themselves locked out of their accounts after using the Star of David in their profile images. Burning Jewish star anti semitism magen david 311 (photo credit: Umit Bektas/Reuters) By: Donna Rachel Edmunds\Jerusalm Post  The Star of David has been deemed “hateful imagery” by Twitter, which is locking the accounts of users who displayContinue reading “Star of David taken down by Twitter, citing ‘hateful imagery’”