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‘Web 3.0’: A New Face of the Internet

The current form of the internet, known as 'Web 2.0', shifted the internet’s focus from static web pages designed for single sided narration and information consumption on the users’ end, to interactive experiences and user driven web creation, leading to the rise of modern media and information technology. At first, this new phase of the internet led to a never-ending network of webpages and online brands emerging regularly, but over time witnessed centralization of the internet over applications owned by a handful of corporations.

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US Plot to Abduct Julian Assange Exposed

For years following Wikileaks’ 2010 publication of classified material regarding the US’ conduct in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, successive US administrations have sought to punish the organisation and in particular its founder, Julian Assange. However, an investigative report published by Yahoo News claiming that the CIA plotted to assassinate Assange in recent years has shone the spotlight on the shadowy intelligence agency as well as senior figures in the Trump administration.

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Poland Set to Construct its First Nuclear Power Plant

On Thursday, one of Poland’s largest state owned companies, KGHM, signed a deal with the US NuScale Power to lay the foundation for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant, which, according to media reports, would be up and running by 2029 or 2031 at the latest.

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Iceland Narrowly Misses Out On All Female Majority Parliament

Iceland narrowly missed out on achieving the first female majority parliament after initial results in its election on Saturday, produced 33 out of a possible 63 seats that were won by women. However, a recount meant that Iceland slightly fell short of achieving a female majority parliament as 30 out of 63 seats were won by women.

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Controversy over Northern Ireland Protocol Rumbles On

Despite Northern Ireland being largely spared of Brexit-related shortages including food and carbon dioxide needed for producing soft drinks thanks to the Northern Ireland Protocol, unionist parties have continued to rail against it. In particular, DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has threatened to pull his ministers out of the Northern Ireland Executive, thus collapsing it and reverting Northern Ireland back to direct British rule.

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