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Students in Europe Rally for Climate Change

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Young, student protesters skipped classes in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium to demand their governments respond faster to climate change (BBC). One German student claimed protesting took priority over education, and followed the claim by questioning the purpose of school “if we have no future?” (BBC). These protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunburg […]

Cement Firm Admits Payments to Syrian Armed Groups

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One of LafargeHolcim’s cement plants allegedly paid protection money to armed groups in Syria to continue production in the war-torn country (Reuters). An internal investigation had revealed that the branch in northern Syria had struck “unacceptable” deals with armed groups in 2013 and 2014 to ensure safe passage for company employees and supplies (AP). The […]