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Winter Breaks: VoL’s Getaway to the French Riviera

Winter Breaks: VoL’s Getaway to the French Riviera

Europe, Lifestyle, Travel
Get a sneak peek to the idyllic Côte d'Azur and find the antidote to winter blues France is already a popular destination for visitors. However, there is more to it than the Eiffel Tower.  Another place worth visiting is the French Riviera, with tourists coming all the way from the United States and Russia just for a taste of the French experience.  Nice Why to go:  Sun, beach, sun. beach (duuh). If you want to get away from England’s curtain of rain, Nice is the place to visit. Temperatures range from 12 to 18 degrees even during the winter. You might not get an instant tan but at least you won’t have to freeze, shake, whip and wobble (ok, you get the point) in the bone-chilling weather. If you only do one thing:  Take a walk down the Promenade des Anglais which i
Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Europe, Featured, Investigations, Specials
Critics warn that the proposed copyright directive will hamper down on the creativity of the internet. The Voice of London boiled down the basics in the graphic below.   See also: Is the death of memes near? YouTube has been running a series of ads against article 13 and the proposed changes stating it “will create large unintended consequences for everyone.” Below are some of the humorous memes which may not exist if the EU copyright directive is implemented. The Voice of London spoke to the public to find out their thoughts on this upcoming copyright legislation. Words: Mohammed Hamid | Subbing: Harry Lye
The Great (Invisible) Divide

The Great (Invisible) Divide

Brexit, Europe, Finance, News, Politics, UK, World
Nigel Farage, the face of Euroscepticism, told Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) that the Irish border issue was “the greatest hoax in modern history”. This 499km ‘hoax’ has been a thorn in every Brexiteer’s side for almost 900 days now. But did anyone know about it when they voted? Do they know about it now? Voice of London took to the streets of London to ask people what they knew about the Irish border, and what they thought of Brexit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2we8REeR_tA&feature=youtu.be Brexit negotiations are at a ‘critical point’ according to Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of an EU summit in Brussels this week and together with the EU, the UK said that they would consider technological solutions to replace a border backstop.    https://twitte
New plan to reduce immigration in Europe proposed to Africa

New plan to reduce immigration in Europe proposed to Africa

Breaking, Europe, Investigations, Specials
German minister Gunter Nooke proposed, during an interview with the BBC, a new plan to purge immigration through the lease of land in Africa by foreign powers. The controversial statement invites the World Bank and the European Union to build new cities in the African continent to create a stronger job market, promote education and limit the wave of immigration that is hitting Europe. The lease should have a duration of 50 years and it is already being accused of imposing a new form of colonialism. The African Union called the proposal a “lazy” solution to stop immigration and shared its concern for the reduction of sovereignty that it may cause. Carol Musyoka, academic at Strathmore Business School, told the BBC that she would support the idea if the benefits for African c
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