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As of March 2017, the top rated woman is Yifan Hou, with rank of 117 and a rating of 2649. The 100th ranked player is Evgeniy Najer (male), with a rating of 2659. Therefore, currently it is true that no women are in the 100 top rated active players, although historically Yifan Hou had a higher rating and then appeared on the open list of top 100 players.


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tl;dr: The map is likely correct and based on the GTD from 2001 to 2014. As the map is not about Islamic terrorist attacks, but all terrorist attacks, no conclusion about Islamic attacks or refugees can be drawn from it. Source of the Map It is very likely that this map uses the Global Terrorism Database as a source, likely from 2001 to 2014, and there is ...


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He did not. The French newspaper Le Monde released an article debunking this claim. The origin of the quote is a German satirical article from Contra Magazin. Original quote in German: Die Briten verstoßen gegen die EU-Rahmenbedingungen, da es nicht in der Philosophie der EU liegt, dass der Mob über Aufstieg und Untergang der EU entscheiden darf. ...


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BBC's coverage explains how that might happen: Jim Killock, executive director of the UK's Open Rights Group, told the BBC: "Article 13 will create a 'Robo-copyright' regime, where machines zap anything they identify as breaking copyright rules, despite legal bans on laws that require 'general monitoring' of users to protect their privacy. "...


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The flag was introduced 1955 as the flag for the Council of Europe, and subsequently adopted by the European Union in 1986. The number of stars was a matter of compromise, not one of inspiration. Using 15 stars -- the number of states in the Council of Europe at the time and the initial proposal -- was not accepted by Germany as it would have cemented the ...


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The PISA results are available online. The OECD also published a summary paper which described what PISA is: [T]he OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, [is] the world’s premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. It does not measure IQ and does not claim to be comparable to IQ. The ...


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As the question demonstrates, the actual definitions used are unclear, and there could be many possible answers. Chapter 3 of the Nordregio's 2004 report for the European Commission, Mountain Areas in Europe: Analysis of mountain areas in EU member states, acceding and other European countries provides a number of different measures, most of which Spain is ...


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As of today, there are no women among the top 100 rated players. Ratings are changing and Hou Yifan who is currently ranked No. 117 in the March 2017 FIDE World Rankings (https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=8602980) is a female player that could become again soon part of the top 100. Judit Polgár was the No. 8 player in the July 2005 FIDE World ...


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The raw statistics can be mined from http://stats.oecd.org which I have done using the following parameters (Sorry, it doesnt appear to be linkable!) Selection: Production of total Industry Frequency: Annual, last 30 years Countries: France, Germany, Italy & Spain The oecd stats system seems to put the datum point at 2010, which differs from the ...


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It is not specifically illegal at all, but there are very specific limits that need to be taken into account. In Europe There are some specific characteristics which are protected. See the EU directive on work discrimination, which covers only: Race or ethnic origin, Sex Pregnancy Sexual orientation Religion or belief Disability (physical ...


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Managing Expectations: U.K. Industrial Production gives many more countries and 3 different equalization points: 1991=100: 2006=100: 2009=100: and another source added the total EMU: Within the Euro zone, Germany has increased production more than the other countries, even though Germany was the worst performer up to 2001. For data back to ...


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October 2017 update below. (Graph updated May 2019) Original answer: Self-declared identity According to the Pew Research Center, which seems to be the main group analyzing the demographics here, Europe is projected to retain its Christian majority, but religious minorities will grow. Even accounting for the increase in immigration since this post was ...


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Somehow, most of my answers tend to begin with "this is a complicated issue". As ChrisW suspected, there are no indications that NATO, as an organization, has made any formal promises; but there is plenty of evidence that top-level Western officials made public and private promises that NATO would not expand eastwards. The German magazine "SPIEGEL" has run ...


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Short answer: no. Long answer: it depends on definitions but on most sensible definitions still no. I'm summarising the excellent analysis by UK fact checkers Full Fact as presented here. This analysis primarily relates to the UK (where the debate about EU influence is probably more contentious than anywhere else) but the key issues apply in other countries ...


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No, this claim is completely false. For starters, Sebastian Kurz is not yet chancellor. Although his party won the election and has been tasked by the president with forming the next government, his talks with the other parties about forming a coalition have not yet concluded, and in theory he could, as part of a coalition agreement, let someone else be ...


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This is sometimes called the "Rotterdam effect". Sir Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, notes: The term Rotterdam effect is used to describe the situation where goods initially exported to one country are subsequently re-exported to another country. Such an effect could be found at many ports. As you note, the Rotterdam effect is ...


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The Oxford English Dictionary elaborates: Etymology: German Nazi (c1920), shortened Nationalsozialist or Nationalsozialistisch (see National Socialist adj. and n.). Compare French Nazi (1930). The spelling with z probably arose by analogy with Sozi (shortened Sozialist socialist n. and adj.). The term was originally used by opponents of the ...


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The official statistics published by the European organisation Eurostat say this: Proportion of minimum wage earners The proportion of employees earning the minimum wage can vary considerably across countries. By linking microdata from the two latest four-yearly structure of earnings surveys (SES) with the level of minimum wages in force at the time (...


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This is an indirect answer. The "hosting rule" was established in 1958: Ok, here we go now: the winning country will be hosting the next ESC from now on! (Generally speaking, anyway – some countries did make exceptions once in a while) [Source: Official Eurovision Song Contest website from 2006 (via the Wayback Machine)] The mentioned ...


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The trouble with this kind of claim is that "the range of historical statistical data" does not provide clear boundaries. A number of record high temperatures have been set this year. By definition a record is outside of "the range of historical statistical data". “The first six months of the year have made it the hottest La Niña year to date on record,” ...


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The claim that there are terrorist attacks all over the world but not in Poland is wrong. The claim that the map presents a set of data, however incomplete, is correct. The accepted answer explains where the data comes from, it's the recorded incidents after 9/11 from the GTD. But I think it's also necessary to explore the accuracy of the data. There are ...


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From the European Environment Agency (an agency of the EU), Combined EEZ of >15 million km2, the largest marine domain in the world and [Overseas entities] also contribute to a significant extension of the European Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), 60% of which is adjacent to the EU overseas entities making it the world’s largest and most diverse marine ...


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I can't speak for Paris, but in the case of London this is patently false. Several British officials have stated categorically that Donald Trump is wrong. "We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however on this occasion we think it’s important to state to Londoners that Mr. Trump could not be more wrong," a spokeswoman for the ...


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Shorrocks' Index is one mechanism used to compare the economic mobility of households within an economy. A 2002 working paper from the European Economy Group, titled Europe vs. The United States: Is There a Trade-Off Between Mobility and Inequality? uses Shorrocks' Index and other measures to conclude: Most of the indicators present Italy and France as ...


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None of this is true. The argument, if we can call it that, seems to be based on toponyms: The presence of the Dacians in North America can be certified by the existence of two toponyms derived from the DAC root: North Dakota (North Dakota) and South Dakota (South Dakota). It is well known that the only people bearing this name, in all antiquity and until ...


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Aha: In a Der Spiegel article I find Because the current boom began during the Cyprus crisis, there was much speculation that it was primarily anxious Cypriots and Spaniards who were using bitcoin as an inflation-proof, safe-haven currency. Jon Matonis of the Bitcoin Foundation, which sees itself as an advocacy group for fans of the alternative ...


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TLDR: if we frame the claim narrowly about migrant inflows, it's false as Fidesz has portrayed it; if we consider the context of all the other stuff Fidesz has blamed on Soros, then it looks like a piece of a much bigger puzzle: a Fidesz strategy combining anti-Muslim with (veiled?) anti-Semitic rhetoric, essentially they are alleging a Jewish[-led] plot to ...


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I would claim that it is highly unlikely that the description of the events are truthful. According to an description of the meeting from the website of the President of Finland (which was Ahtisaari in 1999, when this meeting happened), there is at least one part of that description that was true: This was not a negotiation. The meeting was to present the ...


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Summary In direct answer to your questions Are the listed points consequences of the ECHR? In a matter of speaking, yes, they are. As is shown below; the ECHR was written, in part, with reference to previous legislation which was in force in the UK since the 17th Century. Once the ECHR was agreed, it was brought into an updated 1998 law (effective from ...


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