The former President of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, is under investigation by Chinese authorities for bribery, under what seems to be a new form of custody called ‘liuzhi’. Mr Meng went missing on a trip to China in late September. Before his...
Two things are facts about the USA’s relationship with illegal drugs. One, that it contributes more money than any other nation to fighting the war on drugs. In fact, it spends over $50bn a year on it, mostly in...
Concrete celebrates its 25th birthday this year, achieving a wonderful milestone. By coincidence, another body is also welcoming in its 25th year: the European Union. Created by the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in February of 1992 which replaced...
The last residents of the sprawling migrant camp on the French side of the English Channel have been evacuated. Approximately 291 women and children transferred to family centers around France, meaning the authorities can close the camp for good. A...
Britain’s exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU) is fast approaching, with negotiations scheduled to be complete by October 2018 and the official withdrawal in March 2019. This, amongst other political and economic challenges, threatens the founding principles of...
Gavin Williamson, the defence secretary, has been sacked by Theresa May and replaced by Penny Mordaunt. He is accused of having leaked information from the National Security Council, concerning Huawei’s potential involvement in a future 5G network. It was...