Global / 02/03/2021 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...

Global / 02/03/2021 Trump Acquitted following second impeachment trial

Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial, for “incitement of insurrection”, following his involvement in the Capitol riots on January 6th. The senate voted 57-43 in favour of impeachment, but was still 10 votes short of the two thirds majority necessary. Every Democrat voted in favour of impeachment along with...

Global / 02/03/2021 Hong Kong to require members of government to swear loyalty to Beijing

Politicians holding office in Hong Kong will be required to swear an oath of loyalty to Hong Kong and Beijing, failure to comply with this new requirement will result in the removal of the individual from office and a 5-year ban from running again.  This appears like another step into the integration of the territory...

Global / 02/03/2021 Unrest in Haiti over Presidential Term

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the streets of Haiti’s capital Port-au prince, as well as other cities surrounding the capital, in protest against the government. Opposition supporters have been protesting the legitimacy of President Jovenel Moïse since the summer of 2018, however, he has now come under scrutiny for breaking the country’s constitution....

Global / 09/02/2021 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...

Global / 09/02/2021 Mario Draghi agrees to form new Italian government

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has accepted a request from Italy’s president to form a national unity government. Sergio Mattarella met with Draghi in Rome where the latter was asked to guide the country through the Covid-19 pandemic and the most severe economic crisis in Italian post-war history. The two met following the...

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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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Trump Acquitted following second impeachment trial

Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial, for “incitement of insurrection”, following his involvement in the Capitol riots on January 6th. The senate voted 57-43 in favour of impeachment, but was still 10 votes short of the two thirds majority necessary. Every Democrat voted in favour of impeachment along with…

Global

Unrest in Haiti over Presidential Term

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the streets of Haiti’s capital Port-au prince, as well as other cities surrounding the capital, in protest against the government. Opposition supporters have been protesting the legitimacy of President Jovenel Moïse since the summer of 2018, however, he has now come under scrutiny for breaking the country’s constitution….

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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…

Global

Mario Draghi agrees to form new Italian government

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has accepted a request from Italy’s president to form a national unity government. Sergio Mattarella met with Draghi in Rome where the latter was asked to guide the country through the Covid-19 pandemic and the most severe economic crisis in Italian post-war history. The two met following the…

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Global Investigates: The influence of religion over the sexual and reproductive freedoms of Latin America

Abortion and contraceptive practices in Latin American states have failed to garner moral legitimacy partly due to the dominance of Roman Catholicism in both culture and politics. In these regions, this general suspicion and distrust has led to a failure to recognise reproductive rights as human rights, resulting in an estimated 4.2 million clandestine abortions…

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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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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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