BECAUSE READING IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY
V = video report
MY PICKS OF THE WEEK
V Can plastic roads help save the planet?
V Syrian boy Moustafa lost his parents, but not his fight
Iran election: Rouhani set for showdown with rival Raisi (short introduction to politics in Iran)
Trump orders Iran nuclear deal review despite compliance
FRANCE & Europe
Paris police shooting: In pictures
EU’s Brexit plans ‘unchanged’ by snap election announcement
Greece’s refugee children learn the hard way (“[far-right] Nationalists demanded that Greeks should come first, not refugees”)
V Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers
Macron v Le Pen: What are their visions for France?
Five things we have learned
UK, USA & Canada
Has Trump kept his campaign promises?
Theresa May’s election U-turn
Officers rue the return of US ‘war on drugs’ (“Attorney General Jeff Sessions likes to reminisce about the aggressive law enforcement of the 80s”)
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
How working from home ruins everything
Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care
‘Phenomenal’ progress in fighting tropical diseases
Why Trump lies (When you hear Trump lie, pause to ask yourself which type of lie it might be)
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines (either an April Fool or a remake of Alien)
CULTURE (including LANGUAGE)
Is 2017 the year of virtual reality film-making?
The black islands rising from the sea (and maybe joining 2 Scandinavian countries)
Sheep are not stupid and they are not helpless either (“served up with mint sauce on your dinner plate”)