Pulse Pulse: 5/26-6/4/2017 - Page 4

Culture: A Romanian singer, Keo, and the French ambassador will be releasing a song next wee called Soarele pe cer. Revenues will go to the Valentina Association, an organization that supports underprivileged children and their families.

Economy: Romania has lost its place in the Top 40 most attractive places for green energy investments in the world.

Politics: Several plans for terrorist attacks following the recent attacks in Manchester have been foiled with an Islamic State sympathizer being expelled from the country.

ROMANIA

Culture: The entire country of Sweden was recently listed on Airbnb for free. Visit Sweden, the company responsible for the listing, asks that the only payment for these locations is respect for the land and wildlife.

Economics: Labor conflicts in Sweden's largest port have been worsening, and exporters are considering turning towards different harbors abroad.

Politics: The rape investigation on Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was dropped. The investigation is speculated to have been a political frame-up to discredit Assange.

Culture: The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival recently took place in Cannes, France. Among the most notable was The Square, which won Palme d’Or.

Economics: France currently lags behind the euro zone trend growth rate by 1.6%, leading economists to declare that it is clear that France has lost its ability to quickly recover from an economic downturn.

Politics: President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks at the Versailles Palace on May 29. They discussed Syrian chemical weapons and the media.

UNITED KINGDOM

FRANCE

SWEDEN

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Rachna, Bridge the Divide Ambassador

Emily, Bridge the Divide Ambassador

Cassidy, Bridge the Divide Ambassador

EUROPE

Culture: In the ‘wedding of the year’, Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, married hedge-fund manager James Matthew on Sunday, May 20.

Economics: After the Brexit vote last June, growth is projected to weaken. The IMF, however, projects that the UK will grow by 2% this year.

Politics: As the snap election for the British Parliament nears on June 8, the two main parties (Labour and Conservative) are releasing proposed policies, including free university tuition from the Labour Party.