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Liverpool born poet and writer Michael Walsh traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. This was the year his Irish great-grandmother arrived in the Second City of Empire. His parents were born at the turn of what was to become the most tumultuous century in history. Michael's father, Patrick, fought in three major conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. His mother, Kathleen, was a former nun turned gun-running renegade.
On leaving school at 15 years of age, Michael spent 12 weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness, Gloucestershire. During his years at sea, he was to visit and work in over 60 countries.
The journalist and broadcaster since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded Writer of the Year by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe's highest-circulation newspaper of its kind. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 70 book titles.

Chinese Foreign Ministry ridicules G7 derision makers with one comparison

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reminded followers on Twitter that the population of the G7 countries is only part of the global community. He published a picture showing that the population of the countries that are part of the BRICS coalition (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is approximately 3.2 billion people. At the same time, the number of people living in the G7 countries is much inferior at only 777 million.

The remains of the soldiers of the army of Napoleon fertilized the fields of Britain

Burial sites on the Waterloo battlefield have not yet been identified. Tony Pollard, director of the Scottish Centre for War and Conflict Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, UK, has researched private letters, memoirs, and sketches of people who visited the Belgian village of Waterloo shortly after the battle. The results are presented in a paper published in the  Journal of Conflict Archeology 

The Bloodsucking Vampires of War

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has published a list of countries that earned the most from arms supplies between 2015 and 2020, according to Junge Welt. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were the top importers by far. The main exporters are the USA, Great Britain and France, the German edition notes.