Tag: Europe

  • Traditional Sports in Britain on Boxing Day

    Boxing Day, the 26th of December,  has become a traditional day of sports in the UK, with many events taking place all across the country. The day got its name […]

  • Europe’s Muslim Population Will Continue to Grow

    Over the next few decades, Europe’s Muslim population is expected to continue growing.  A study estimates that by 2050 the Muslim population could grow to 58 million, or 11 % of […]

  • Da Vinci Painting Sells For Almost 500 Million

    Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ was sold for $450 million at an art auction at Christie’s  in New York. It was more than double the price of any art object […]

  • Russian Revolution – One Hundred Years Ago

    One hundred years ago, in 1917, the Russian Revolution ended the monarchy.  Tsar Nicholas II had to step down and the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin took control of the country. As a result, […]

  • Vatican Bans Cigarette Sales

    Pope Francis has announced that the Vatican will ban the sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the Roman Catholic state beginning in January 2018. A spokesperson for the […]

  • Protestantism Celebrates 500th Anniversary

    This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant religion. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther published his 95 theses, which criticized the Roman Catholic Church. As a result, the […]

  • Estonia – A Digital Society

    Estonia is a small Baltic state with a population of 1.3 million. Despite its size it is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world and has been […]

  • Ocean Wind Farms Could Give Energy To Everybody

    Winds and storms in the Atlantic are so strong that wind-powered turbines in the Atlantic Ocean could provide the whole world with clean energy. Energy experts now claim that ocean […]

  • Gold Found in Switzerland’s Sewers

    Researchers have found that 3 million dollars worth of gold lands in Switzerland’s sewage system every year. After taking a close look at Swiss waste-water treatment plants, they claim that […]

  • 90% Vote For Independence in Catalonia

    Over 2 million people voted in Sunday’s referendum on whether Catalonia should become an independent state. The government of the province has claimed that over 90% were in favour of […]