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Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics have finally started in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Not a sports fan? Who are you kidding, we all know you’ll end up watching at least one game of curling and check the medals table weekly. If you missed the opening ceremony, here are the best moments:

French Nutella riot

Who here LOVES Nutella? I bet not as much as the French though. Earlier this week, a discount on Nutella in major French supermarkets led to violent scenes. Intermarché supermarket offered a 70% discount bringing the price down from €4.50 to €1.40. Since the incident, the markets have had to limit each customer to one pot each to avoid any further violence.

Pope Francis

As you might remember, back in 2011, the Vatican found priests guilty of sexually abusing minors which led to the acclaimed documentary: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – a must watch (trailer below), but news has just come out of Pope Francis years ago, delivering a letter alleging a sex abuse cover-up in Chile. This is not too surprising as the Catholic priests have been accused of sexual abuse of children for decades now but the biggest worry is the way the church covers up stories of survivors. It’s unclear whether Pope Francis has ever gotten the letter but the Vatican is now sending people to interview the author of the letter in person.

Harrods Gets Political

Funnily enough, just after publishing our article against mass production and the importance of buying local products, a brand in Harrods made their own statement by taking over four windows of the huge department store to raise awareness of corporate overproduction. The French brand: Vetements was founded 9 years ago by Demna Gvasalia and makes clothing, shoes, and accessories.

“We have the luxury of being a young, independent brand, which has the opportunity to speak out without being afraid of powerful backers,”

Puppy sale ban

We would like to think we had an influence on this newly debated issue after our article with @retrievertails about the importance of dog adoption, but the government has recently claimed that a ban on puppy sales by pet shops is being considered. The illegal puppy crisis is highly affecting Britain but people are worried that by creating a ban in shops, it could increase illegal trafficking from other third-party sources and therefore not fix the issue.

“We’ve also found tiny puppies kept in buckets amongst the dead bodies of their siblings.”

 

Images/Sources: Vogue, YouTube, IMDB, BBC, WBUR

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