Aislinn Wright

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British journalists forced to leave China

Senior BBC journalist John Sudworth and his wife Yvonne Murray, a journalist for Ireland’s RTÉ news, have left China after mounting safety concerns. Ms Murray said her family left China due to the ‘pressure and threats from the Chinese government’ in relation to Mr Sudworth’s reports on the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and…

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China Warns Biden and Denies Genocide

China has warned President Joe Biden to reverse his predecessor Donald Trump’s policy in Taiwan whilst denying Uygur Muslim genocide and supporting continuing control of Hong Kong. China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, has warned Biden against following Trump’s ‘dangerous practice’ of supporting Taiwan at the annual meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature. The island democracy split…

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Spanish Rapper’s Arrest Sparks Protests

The arrest of Catalonian musician Pablo Hasél has sparked protests over free speech and the country’s penal code. Hasél was arrested on Tuesday by anti-riot police following a 24-hour standoff in a university, sparking protests across Spain. The Rapper has been given a nine-month sentence for glorifying terrorist acts on his social media accounts and…

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Mali Disbands Military Junta

Mali has officially dissolved its military Junta, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). The decision comes after five months of rule by the military junta following the removal of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the August coup last year. The National Committee for the Salvation of the People has governed Mail…

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Israel Election Looms as lawmakers Vote to Dissolve Parliament

On Wednesday Israel’s Parliament (the Knesset) voted in favour of a preliminary bill to dissolve itself following budget delays, moving the country towards its fourth election in two years. The Knesset voted in favour of dissolvement following the defence minister Benny Gantz accusing current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of deliberately delaying decisions on the national…

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Thailand protests: PM seeks resolution as emergency measure are rolled back

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, has lifted emergency measures imposed last month in a bid to end months of ongoing pro-democracy protests across Thailand. The Prime Minister, who came to power during the 2014 coup, said in an address that he was  working to de-escalate the protests. A government statement was issued on Thursday confirming…

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