Posts published in June 2019

Merkel takes aim at Trump in ‘tear down walls’ speech

Saturday, June 1, 2019

German chancellor warns Harvard graduates of the dangers of protectionism and ignoring climate change. Angela Merkel urged Harvard graduates Thursday to “tear down walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness” in a speech laced with apparent jibes at Donald Trump and his policies. Though she did not name the U.S. president, the German chancellor devoted much of her Harvard University commencement speech to attacking major pillars of Trump’s presidency: protectionism, trade wars…

Evidence of prehistoric settlement discovered in North Sea

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Evidence of a prehistoric settlement on the North Sea has been discovered by archaeologists from Bradford University. “It has long been suspected that the southern North Sea plain may have been home to thousands of people” says one of the expedition leaders Vincent Gaffney. Now however, the team has acquired evidence to strongly suggest Mesolithic human presence in this region. The area of land, known as Doggerland connected the British…