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Sick of student unions?

Do you feel represented? I don’t. Zamzam Ibrahim is the president elect of the National Union of Students (NUS). Her job is to represent all UK students in higher and further education. But she’s come under fire for stating she wanted to ‘oppress white people’ and ‘have an Islamic takeover’, comments she made when she…

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Ukraine pulls out of Eurovision

Ukraine has withdrawn from the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest amid growing political tensions with Russia. The Ukrainian original entry, singer Maruv, refused to take part in the competition saying she felt she was being used as a ‘political tool.’  Ukraine failed to find a replacement act and has now chosen not to enter the contest…

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The Middle East Year in Review

The Middle East has seen tensions rise within the region in 2018. Just when tensions were at an all-time high, the Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in October. The finger has been pointed at Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Meanwhile, the vicious Yemeni Civil War between…

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Controversial Israel policy renewed

A controversial vote to keep the students’ union’s policy relating to solidarity with Palestine and the boycott of Israeli products, will be examined by trustees as it may fall foul of government legislation. Councillors voted by 44 to 19 in favour of retaining the policy ‘1714 In support of international law and human rights in Palestine.’…

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Priti Patel resigns amid Israel scandal

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel resigned amid controversy over organising unauthorised meetings with senior Israeli officials. Patel was summoned back from a trip to Uganda and Ethiopia by Downing Street after six days of revelations in the press, with growing pressure then on the PM to sack the cabinet minister. Seen as a rising…

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Obama pays tribute to Shimon Peres

A chapter in the history of Israel has come to a close as Shimon Peres, one of the last remaining founding fathers of the country, has died at the age of 93. Peres, who served twice as prime minister and once as president, suffered a stroke and, despite initially recovering, died two weeks later at…

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