Eddie Booth

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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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The return of Berlusconi: Sex, scandal and fraud

One man has successfully managed to dominate Italian politics for almost three decades. Despite a myraid of scandals and court cases, Silvio Berlusconi has towered above all others. The three time Prime Minister and founder of the right-wing, pro-business Forza Italy party has returned to politics in 2018 to further confuse an already messy election….

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Russia: Putin announces bid for fourth term

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last month that he will seek re-election when the country goes to the polls in March, 2018. Putin served as President from 2000- 2008, before employing his notorious Castling manoeuvre to remain effectively in control of Russia as Prime Minister. The Russian constitution, drafted in the aftermath of the Cold…

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The rest of the world in brief

Saudi Arabia Chess champion Anna Muzychuk announced her intention to boycott the Women’s world championship in Saudi Arabia, forfeiting her blitz and rapid titles. This comes in response to the limits on female autonomy in the Gulf state, which Muzychuk says is demeaning and insulting. South Africa Several years of low rainfall in South Africa…

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