Greek Coast Guard Leaves Asylum Seekers at Sea

A video taken on April 11 depicts 12 asylum seekers, including children and an infant, being taken from the Greek island Lesbos and abandoned at sea. The footage was taken by Austrian politician Fayad Mulla, who has been documenting human rights violations of asylum seekers on the island for two and a half years.

The Danger of A.I.: Geoffery Hinton Leaves Google

Geoffrey Hinton, a pioneer of A.I., has now told the New York Times that he left his decade-long employment at Google this month. Since this, he has joined the growing criticisms regarding the development of A.I. "I console myself with the normal excuse: If I hadn’t done it, somebody else would have," Dr. Hinton told the New York Times.

The Roots of the French’s Love of Protests

As such, it is visible that the current protests do not only symbolize discontent with the increased retirement age but represent a general anti-establishment movement within France. It is a protest against a government that bypassed a parliamentary vote and against a president that seems to have lost touch with the public.

Protests in Georgia Over Foreign Influence Bill

Mass protests flooded the streets of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in response to the so-called “Foreign Influence” bill on March 7. The ruling Georgian Dream party passed the initial reading of the draft law, triggering clashes between protesters and law enforcement.

The Landmark Trade Deal in Northern Ireland

On February 27, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Windsor. The long-awaited discussions over Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol began a “new chapter” in UK-EU relationships according to Prime Minister Sunak.

Marie-Therese Burkard

I am a German/Austrian student of the dual Bachelor's degree of Politics, Law and Economics and Laws at IE University in Madrid. Apart from my interest in journalism, politics and law, I love theatre, film and the arts. I also really love reading. I guess exactly that little bit of interest everywhere is what draws me so much to journalism!
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