Eddie Booth

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Xi cements positon in China

Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has moved to cement his position this week, removing the constitutional limits which would have forced him to step down following the end of his second term in office. The change, which will likely be rubber-stamped by the less-than-independent Parliament body, would potentially allow Xi to remain as Premier for decades…

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Corbyn’s communist credentials

  Allegations surfaced this week that the leader of the opposition, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, met a Czech diplomat who turned out to be a spy during the Cold War years. These allegations have not been fully answered yet by Mr. Corbyn, and have been sensationalised and exaggerated by the Tory party, so it is hard…

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Special prosecutor draws first blood in Russia probe

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, tasked with investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election, has filed charges against 13 Russian nationals, as his investigation continues. A federal grand jury indicted the suspects last week. Mueller alleges in the charges that the individuals communicated with unwitting members of the Trump Campaign,…

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May hosts Macron for Brexit and border talks

French President Emmanuel Macron was in the UK last week, with both countries seeking to strengthen bilateral ties as Brexit approaches. Macron, who won last year’s Presidential election against the Front National’s Marine Le Pen, has been held up as a hallmark for Europe to follow. Young, liberal and charismatic, Macron represents a style of…

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May hosts Macron for Brexit and border talks

French President Emmanuel Macron was in the UK last week, with both countries seeking to strengthen bilateral ties as Brexit approaches. Macron, who won last year’s Presidential election against the Front National’s Marine Le Pen, has been held up as a hallmark for Europe to follow. Young, liberal and charismatic, Macron represents a style of…

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