War Veterans

War Veterans & other headlines from www.news.wm.englishtrainers.org : week ending  06.12.2015

 

War veterans discard medals to protest against UK bombing of Syria

thumbnail stopwar­.org­.uk – David Smith who served in the Royal Green Jackets said “I want to express my utter disgust at the decision to unlawfully bomb Syria, god help all those who are likely to suffer as a result of this …

GMO-free zone: Germany tells EU it bans genetically modified crops cultivation

thumbnail www­.rt­.com – The German Agriculture Ministry has notified the European Commission that the country will not allow the growth of GMO crops on its territory. “The cultivation of genetically modified corn is incom…

The Spooky Effects of Sleep Deprivation

thumbnail www­.livescience­.com – It’s no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning.  But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren’t the only things that can happen when your body needs more shut-eye. Indeed, …

How Germany Reacted to Angela Merkel as TIME’s Person of the Year

thumbnail time­.com – The reaction in Germany to TIME’s choice of Chancellor Angela Merkel as 2015’s Person of the Year ranged from delight to disappointment on Wednesday. The Chancellor herself did not respond to the n…

Germany Will Reach 33% Renewable Electricity This Year

thumbnail cleantechnica­.com – On July 25, 2015, Germany obtained 78% of its electricity from renewable sources. That was a new record, albeit for a single day. Up until now, the European leader has not produced more than 27% gr…

The bleak reality of life for people hit by benefit sanctions

thumbnail www­.independent­.co­.uk – Benefit sanctions are forcing people to sleep rough, go hungry and push them further away from getting a job, according to one of the most extensive studies of homeless people in Britain. Crisis, t…

19 civil liberties organizations oppose final version of dangerous cyber bill

thumbnail tumblr­.fightforthefuture­.org – Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org  A group of 19 civil liberties organizations from across the political spectrum this morning issued a letter to the White House and Co…

German government pushes for new refugee IDs

thumbnail www­.dw­.com – The draft law is meant to improve data sharing between officials handling asylum-seekers, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday. The legislation, proposed by the minister, w…