Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international headlines
Why your friends are posting black squares on Instagram
Early on US election day, Instagram was flooded with happy “I voted” selfies and messages of hope. But in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s stunning election as the 45th president of the United States, the tone on the social network changed. Many users posted black photos, most without captions, seemingly at a loss for words.
A Swedish company which gave Americans the chance to leave the US should Donald Trump become president has told The Local that it never expected it would ever open the hundreds of applications they received.
On Monday, advertising agency Round & Round explained that constant discussion over the US election in their office led to them creating the “Great Trump Escape” website, which allowed people to register portfolios for future positions at the company, on the condition that the files would only be opened if Trump won the election.
Snoop Dogg considers going to Toronto after Trump’s win
California rapper Snoop Dogg hit up Drake for leads on a Toronto crib after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president Tuesday night. Snoop did not hide his disappointment over the result and posted a photo of the Toronto skyline on Instagram, describing the city as his “new home.”
He also tagged Drake asking for a “hookup on some property” because as he put it: “f—k this s—t. I’m going to the 6ix.”
Throughout the U.S. presidential campaign, other celebrities spoke out about possibly fleeing to Canada if Trump prevailed, including Chris Evans, Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston and Barbra Streisand.
Lisbon City Hall spread posters around the web summit happening this week in the Portuguese capital with a message and a hint concerning Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
The main opposition in Portugal, Social Democrats Party, criticised Lisbon’s mayor over the campaign “to build bridges not walls”.