Iceland is a land of misconceptions. There are neither polar bears nor Eskimos on the island, and Detriot gets more snow than Reykjavik. New Yorkers shiver through lower January temperatures than residents here in the world’s northernmost capital. And the landscape’s predominant colour is not white but green
Reputation is critical to enhancing buisness and is therefore a crucial asset for a country. In 2018 Sweden is the Most Reputable Country among the 55 polled. Seven of the Top Ten are European countries. Outside of the Top Ten Spain ranks 14th, the UK 16th, France 18th and Germany 19th. The USA, once the leader of the free world, is not seen as a responsible participant in the global community. It is ranked 34th. Iraq is the least reputable, ranking 55th.
The ousted president of Catalonia, Puigdemont, was detained by German police on the strength of a reactivated European arrest warrant. He is accused by the Spanish government and courts of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. He is in custody at the Neumünster prison
"Spanish prosecutors asked that a European arrest warrant be reissued so Puigdemon could be extradited from Copenhagen. However, Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena argued that the crafty Catalan politician had gone to Denmark 'to provoke this arrest abroad' as part of a strategy to enhance his chances of being sworn in as president of Catalonia again.
Two missed opportunities led to the massacre in La Rambla
It was the deadliest act of terrorism to occur on Belgian soil. And the U.S. Embassy in Brussels warned of the possibility of more attacks occurring
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A few good news
News about a paternity suit against King Juan Carlos, the diminishing joblessness in Spain, and former Mayor Juan Barranco’s taking an exit bow