7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 4

By Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
July 4, 2014 Updated: July 4, 2014

And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.


Italy: 1,900 children languish in Italy’s adoption system

Italy’s stifling bureaucracy has left 1,900 children waiting to be adopted, despite more than 31,000 couples being on the list of adoption agencies, according to a report by Gruppo CRC, a working group for the convention of children’s rights. … (Read more)

The Local


Germany: Berlin’s squirrels get bridge of their own

Berlin has plenty of green space, so it’s not uncommon for wildlife and urbanites to cross paths. Now an animal rights group has made sure that very intersection remains safe for the city’s squirrels. … (Read more)



South Korea: Art of keeping masterpieces safe

Two metal detectors are installed in the lobby of the Seoul Arts Center and a sign stands near them, saying that sharp and blunt weapons, firearms and chemical substances and toxic chemicals are not allowed inside.

The heavy security measures are not in place for a presidential event, but they were instlled to protect the Edvard Munch exhibition currently in Seoul. … (Read more)

The Korea Herald


France: France allows employers to ban wine in workplace

The long-held tradition in France of having a glass of wine over lunch at the staff canteen may become a thing of the past – for some workers at least – after a recent government decree allowing employers to outlaw wine at the office.

Alcohol in French working life is actually mandated by law. … (Read more)

France 24


Canada: Legal Aid hopes to discourage feuding couples from acting as own lawyers

Legal Aid Ontario is embarking on a significant expansion of legal services in family law that could chip away at the swelling masses of self-represented litigants and steer couples away from lengthy court battles.

A pair of programs, which will be announced Thursday, will offer financially eligible couples free access to a family lawyer to negotiate separation agreements and provide legal advice for mediation. … (Read more)

The Star


Venezuela: Blackout hits Venezuela, interrupts presidential broadcast

A blackout cut electricity in various parts of Venezuela today and twice interrupted the live television broadcast of a speech by President Nicolás Maduro, who said authorities were seeking more information about the outage. … (Read more)

Buenos Aires Herald


UK: The moustache: A hairy history

Throughout history facial hair has fallen in and out of fashion. Hairy faces have been lauded, derided, immortalised in art and even legislated against. The rise and curl of the moustache has never been straightforward.(Read more)



*Image of red squirrel sitting on the stone  in the green summer city park close up, Berlin, Germany via Shutterstock

Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková