OECD countries have seen life expectancy increase by over 10 years since 1970 to reach an average of 80.6 years. Life expectancy is highest in Japan (83.9 years), and Spain (83 years)
Sobral placed Portugal at the top of the long list of participating countries in the Eurovision2017. He scored a stunning 758 points, the highest ever in Eurovision’s current voting system. But he was very sick
Tragic terrorism in England. Compare that with the blue skies scudded with white wisps here and there, hay fever from all the many grasses and cottonwood trees, and the prediction of more dampening rain...and this during the local festival time!
While terrorism in the Middle East has spiked in recent years, there have been successes in combating terrorism elsewhere. One notable example is the ETA, the Basque separatist movement in Spain,which put down arms in 2011.
"If Al-Qaeda's objective was to destroy America, then it clearly failed. Yet if goal was to intimidate America and publicise the cause, it may be considered a success. Prof. Robert Pape finds that suicide attacks targeted at democracies tend to be more effective at influencing policy. Recent research by Eric Gould and Esteban Klor support this view."
“Grateful, honored and a bit overwhelmed”
Spain is the top favorite of Erasmus students. And Madrid has beaten Paris, Rome and London in the Erasmus 'popularity contest'!
He walked up to the podium for his victory speech not to the sound of “La Marseillaise” but of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the anthem of Europe! Vive l'Union Européenne!
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Our parents and grandparents founded this Union with one common vision: never again war. After Rome this 60th anniversary of the Union, and however it is paved, there is only one way forward: European unity."