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The Weekend Digest: Our Piqs Of The Week
Frederik Fischer
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Weekend Digest: Our Piqs Of The Week

Germany Is Quietly Building A European Army Under Its Command

While Trump is openly questioning NATO, the need for a European military is more apparent than ever. And so is the lack of progress in forming one. Now Germany is testing a way forward by integrating armed forces of other EU nations member states like the Netherlands, Romania and the Czech Republic. 

Bad To The Bone: When Children Are Born Evil

All children can be mean but very few try to kill their family. How to deal with a psychopath under your roof is the question of this harrowing report. 

The Girl Who Is Combating Uganda's Water Problem

30% of Ugandans lack access to clean water, hence diarrhoeal diseases are the fifth leading cause of death. A 19-year-old from Chicago decided to do something about this and started to produce ceramic filters, eliminating 99% of known bacteria. 

Evan Williams: Silicon Valley's "Don Quixote"

For me personally, Evan Williams, the founder of blogger, Twitter and Medium, is one of the most inspiring visionaries in Silicon Valley. For over a decade he tirelessly works on tools to allow everyone to publish online. But after the election of Donald Trump, he's wondering if that's actually a good idea. 

Political Consequences Of Melting Ice In The Arctic

Eight countries control land in the Arctic Circle. Five have coastlines to defend. The temperature is rising. The ice is melting. The race for newly accessible resources is beginning. And Russia is gaining ground. (Bloomberg Teaser)

Introduced: Daria Sukharchuk

Daria Sukharchuk is a freelance journalist based in Berlin. Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Ms. Magazine,, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health.

She studied Chinese history and culture at Moscow State University, then got her MA from Erasmus Mundus Journalism program. 

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