Henry Webb

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Ruling party takes control of Venezuelan parliament

President Nicolás Maduro’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) has taken control of the country’s National Assembly. The party won a landslide 256 of the Assembly’s 277 seats, having previously lost control of the institution in 2015. This election has not been without controversy, with almost all opposition parties choosing to boycott the vote. Opposition leaders say…

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Myanmar military seizes control in coup

Control of Myanmar has been forcibly taken by the country’s military in a successful coup on Monday. Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s leader since 2016, has been detained along with other government officials. Myanmar began to form a democratic government system in 2011. Prior to this, the country had been military-controlled since 1962, having…

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The True Virus is Tory Incompetence

In a time like this, it’s easy to feel sorry for those in power. Don’t. The selfishness and incompetence of the Conservative Party is a virus which has been slowly infecting Britain since 2010 – COVID has only exposed it.  The UK ranks 9th worst for coronavirus deaths relative to population. Over 75,000 lives lost….

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Hong Kong Activists Jailed over protests

Three of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists have been jailed for their role in the ongoing protests. Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam, aged 24, 23, and 26 respectively, have all been convicted of “unauthorised assembly”. The activists were charged in court last month, for their participation in protests outside police headquarters in…

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Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, has been assassinated near Tehran, the country’s capital. The attack, which took place on Friday, severely injured Mr Fakhrizdeh, who later died in hospital.  Iran’s defence ministry described the events in a statement released shortly after Mohsen Fakhrizdeh’s death: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of…

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Hungarian Government to Introduce New Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Hungarian government has proposed new constitutional amendments that would further restrict the rights of their LGBTQ+ community. The changes would prevent same-sex couples from adopting children, something only possible currently if only one parent applies for adoption. The amended constitution would require a married man and a woman to apply for child adoption together….

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