Global / 03/05/2022 Fire continues to be exchanged between Israel and Palestine

Israel and Palestine see violence re-erupting, as a rocket launched from Gaza prompted Israel to carry out its first airstrike on the region in months. This happened just as tensions and continued Israeli presence around the Palestinian Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem exploded.  The arrival of the riot police during Ramadan during the last two...

Global / 03/05/2022 Security Agreement Continues to Aggravate after Persuasion in the Pacific Failed

Two weeks after the signing of a pact beyond Australia’s Coral-sea, the waves continue to lap at the feet of Australian prime minister Scott Morrison and his colleagues. The finalisation of a security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands on April 19th has not only drawn concern from Australia, New Zealand, and the US,...

Global / 03/05/2022 Rockets, Rubble, and a Refusal to Surrender: The Battle for Mariupol Nears a Conclusion

Nearing 60 days into the invasion of Ukraine, Russian victory in Mariupol was all but declared during a rather orchestrated meeting between President Putin and his minister of defence Sergei Shoigu on April 21st. Though, at the time of this article’s writing, resistance continues. The coastal city in the Southeast of Ukraine has been the...

Global / 03/05/2022 30 Magical Years with Paris Disneyland

Disneyland Paris marks its 30th anniversary this year. The park opened on the 12th of April 1992 and decided to celebrate its 30th birthday with special events starting from the 6th of March. There are anniversary-themed parades and shows such as “Disney D-Light”, where the “Un monde qui s’illumine” song created by a symphony orchestra...

Global / 03/05/2022 Macron wins another term in French Election

Emmanuel Macron will serve another five years as France’s president after victory over far-right Marine Le Pen. The centrist Macron won by 58.55% to Le Pen’s 41.45%, a larger margin than expected but Le Pen nevertheless secured the far right’s highest share of the vote. Ms Le Pen has described the significant voting gain as...

Global, Global Investigates / 03/05/2022 Global Investigates: A royal tour and the setting sun on the remnants of empire in the Caribbean

Following the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Caribbean, the British monarchy has faced increasing doubts over its future. The tour, which took place between and, was intended to mark the year of Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee and raise support for the royal family in a region where republicanism...

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South Korean Presidency Decided by a Nation Divided

After a close-fought but divisive contest, referred to by many as an ‘election of unlikables’, South Korea has a new president-elect. With 48.6% of the vote to his rival’s 47.8%, Yoon Suk-yeol declared victory at approximately 4.20 am on March 10th as the ruling Democratic Party’s Lee Jae-myung conceded. The result marks the end of…

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First journalist killed in Ukraine war

Brent Renauld, a 50-year-old American journalist and filmmaker was killed during his reporting of the Ukraine War. He last worked for the Times in 2015 and was working on a Times Studio film about refugees. Known as an award-winning individual, who “tackled the toughest stories around the world often alongside his brother.” The Times expressed…

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Ukrainian UEA student Oleksii Burov: “It’s not Ukraine’s fault, it’s not the West’s fault, it’s Putin’s fault”

“My parents left Kyiv on the second day of the invasion. They escaped to my father’s workplace where he treats wounded soldiers… They don’t go away, they don’t run away. They stand… This is Putin’s fault.” Oleksii Burov is a 22-year-old UEA student in his third year of studying International Relations and Politics. Hailing from…

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Claims for UK-territory intensify: Is the tide turning for an archipelago adrift?

The struggle for control over an Indian Ocean archipelago continued to develop earlier this month. Accompanying a scientific survey to the UK-held territory, a party of officials and evicted Chagossians ceremoniously erected the Mauritian flag. The British Foreign Office has responded that the UK does not recognise Mauritius’s claim to the Chagos archipelago. Of the…


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