A minute of silence was observed for the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight#MH17 crash at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Friday.
UN politicial affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the Council that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the apparently deliberate downing of a civilian aircraft.
“This horrifying incident serves as the starkest reminder of how dire the situation in eastern Ukraine has become – and how it affects countries and families well beyond Ukraine’s borders, “ said Mr. Feltman.
A very dependable feature of people who live abroad is finding them huddled together in bars and restaurants, talking not just about their homelands, but about the experience of leaving. And strangely enough, these groups of ex-pats aren’t necessarily all from the same home countries, often the mere experience of trading lands and cultures is enough to link them together and build the foundations of a friendship. I knew a decent amount of ex pats — of varying lengths of stay — back in America, and it’s reassuring to see that here in Europe, the “foreigner” bars are just as prevalent and filled with the same warm, nostalgic chatter.
“Folk Faces" by Asier Bastida.
These portraits are part of an exhibition held in the Bilbao underground to promote the 39th International Folkore Festival of Portugalete (July 24th-27th).
If only the world remained as colourful and personal as in these portraits…
Hier, j’ai pratiqué avec mon professeur. Nous étions huit étudiants et deux professeurs. Mon professeur et une nouveau professeur, elle est française. J’ai sympa. Nous avons pratiqué “tongue twisters” .. homophones (?) J’ai essayé nouveau bonbon de la ville d’Aix-en-Provence, Calisson.
If you traveled four hundred years into the future, would you be able to understand your fellow English speakers? Join Ben Bowlin as he explores how the Engl…
Fireworks light up the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of France’s Bastille Day celebrations. Watch the video here
It’s the first time in 12 years that fireworks have exploded from the Eiffel Tower. The French national day commemorates the beginning of the French revolution with the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison on 14 July 1789
(photo by: englishblog.com)
In a recent language exchange (LE), my LE partner and I were talking about his trip to NYC just a few weeks ago. This was his first time visiting the USA. He told me that he was very excited to visit Manhattan (pronounced “mahn – ah- ton” in a French accent)…
At 26,000 Euros per year, is this university simply for rich people or is this average/on par with a university in Paris?