Tag: Europe

Brace for a Dirt Poor Europe and a Great Depression to dwarf the Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s

Europe and the US are facing a severe recession caused by the Ukrainian crisis, anti-Russian sanctions and soaring inflation, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten writes, citing Deutsche Bank analysis. A similar opinion was also expressed by experts from Moody’s Analytics and JPMorgan, who noted that the entire global economy is suffering losses from the American inspired anti-Russian sanctions.

So, you thought classical musicians were pussies

How often do we relax to the quintessential melodies of Spain’s Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909). His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his compositions. These exquisite mind-bending melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting; but what of the man behind the music?

Miss World is the oldest international beauty contest

In July 1951, in London, British TV presenter Eric Morley had the idea of organizing this event. Initially, it was a one-off competition for beautiful women in swimwear (it was supposed to promote a bikini outfit, which was later withdrawn from the competition), but it became an annual event attracting more and more enthusiasts of true female beauty.

Freedom Convoy movement spreads across the globe

Canada-inspired Freedom Convoy movement is gaining momentum, with trucker demonstrations kicking off in multiple countries. Canada-style Freedom Convoy protests against Covid-19 limitations and mandatory vaccination spilt into additional countries over the weekend as the movement gained traction globally.

The coalition of the Unwilling

With tensions growing on the border between Russia and Ukraine, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has announced that Zagreb will pull its troops out of NATO contingents stationed in the region should the situation spiral into a full-scale conflict. Bulgaria also says, ‘don’t include us. We’ll not be sending troops to Ukraine.’