Global / 12/07/2022 How the American Right overturned Roe vs Wade– and what this means for the future.

An Overview of SCOTUS and the Constitution The hammer blow has been struck. Nine people (eight of whom are men) in a nation of three hundred and thirty million have overturned one of the most important and politically symbolic pieces of legislation in modern American history: Roe vs Wade. What does this mean? What will...

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...

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Coup in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s military has announced the removal of president Roch Marc Kaboré, the suspension of the constitution, and the dissolvement of the government and parliament   In a statement signed by coup leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, the military announced the national takeover by the previously unknown group Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR)….

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Change to aid rules needed to prevent famine in Afghanistan

Former senior British security and diplomatic chiefs report Afghanistan is heading towards famine. They urge for international conferences to raise funds for the country. After Taliban leaders seized Afghanistan last August, international aid halted and millions plunged into hunger.   The group of officials wrote a letter that addresses the UK government and stresses the importance…

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Women Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China

The sexual assault scandal involving a former world doubles number one tennis player, has led to WTA’s decision to suspend tournaments taking place in Hong Kong and mainland China. After Peng Shuai’s  allegations were directed towards  China vice-premier Zhang Gaoli and his involvement in the scandal, her disappearance caused widespread concerns over her safety. The CEO…

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Global Investigates: An Illyrian inferno: why Albania’s story should be listened to as the world goes up in flames

At 7:27, on the 25 August, in southwest Albania, sunlight was just starting to creep past dusty mountain ridges onto the valley below. The haze began to focus. 18 kilometres south of the coastal city of Vlora, tourist towns, irrigated fields, and olive groves lie cradled between peaks that shoot up from the rolling semi-arid…

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China warns America to follow ‘one China’ policy after Biden invited Taiwan to democracy summit

China has accused Biden of making “a mistake” after the American President invited Taiwan to a democracy summit featuring 109 other democratic governments, not including China. Taiwan is a self-governing democracy, but Beijing’s ongoing claims that Taiwan is a province of China has led to significant tension in the region.  Taiwan was listed amongst the…


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