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Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment

Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment

Science
Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall" in a speech.The teenage climate activist made the comment while addressing a Fridays For Future protest in Turin, Italy.In English the phrase is associated with execution by firing squad, but Ms Thunberg said it had a different meaning in her native language Swedish."That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language," she added on Saturday.Ms Thunberg was speaking in Turin after attending the UN climate summit COP25 in the Spanish capital Madrid.She said she feared the summit alone would not lead to adequate climate action, and that activists should continue to take world leaders to task."World leaders are still trying to ru...
Berlin Wall VR: ‘I was looking into my grandma’s eyes’

Berlin Wall VR: ‘I was looking into my grandma’s eyes’

Technology
Descendants of those who experienced the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall have been given the chance to step inside photographs and be transported back to virtual recreations of their families’ stories.The virtual reality project used hundreds of photos to reconstruct 3D models.The Berlin Wall divided the German city from 1961 to 1989.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
No wall too high to be broken down, says Merkel on Berlin Wall anniversary

No wall too high to be broken down, says Merkel on Berlin Wall anniversary

World
Germany has been marking 30 years since the Berlin Wall was brought down, an event which heralded the end of Communism in Eastern Europe.A ceremony was held to mark the anniversary at Bernauer Strasse - where one of the last parts of the wall remains - which was attended by leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Afterwards they placed roses in gaps in the barrier that divided the city for 28 years. Merkel rememb...
Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni predicts stocks will fly 17% between now and 2021

Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni predicts stocks will fly 17% between now and 2021

Finance
With the S&P 500 about one percent from its all-time highs, Wall Street bull Edward Yardeni is predicts a record breakout is coming.The Yardeni Research president believes between now and the end of next year, the index will soar 17% from current levels."I've got 3,500 as my target for next year," he told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "We'll get there on higher earnings with maybe somewhat higher valuation as the perception continues to be that interest rates aren't going up much, if at all."Despite the major indexes breaking a three week win streak on Friday, Yardeni highlights the market's recent composure for his latest bullish forecast. He gives the drone attack on Saudi Arabia's infrastructure last weekend as an example of what could have been easily viewed as a strong cataly...
Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Business
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, in a report revealed Friday, said the planned $ 3.6 billion diversion of military funds for a border wall is a risk of national security. The report, obtained by NBC News, outlines 51 military projects scheduled to lose funding, and their importance to national security. Contraction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative, which deters Russian aggression in Europe, is among the most notable. It cites that without properly constructed buildings, personnel and 12 F/A-22 fighter planes at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany "will have no shelter facilities in case of enemy attack, making the assets vulnerable to destruction." Funding for airport upgrades in Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Slovakia and Hungary have been cancelled because of t...