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Greece bailout crisis talks 2015

Greece bailout crisis talks 2015

It kind of felt a bit like déjà vu with the latest round of financial bailout talks between Greece and the rest of the EU this week, but there’s still a lot of talk in the media over the situation, because of the sheer potential gravity of things. This had been fuelled by a lot(…)

Burma’s 2015 general election

Burma’s 2015 general election

It’s difficult for many to get excited about the prospect of Burma’s 2015 general election considering the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the most popular political figures in the country and the opposition party leader, is still barred from taking the presidency due to a constitutional technicality. However, where Myanmar is concerned,(…)

How the United States plan to normalise relations with Cuba

How the United States plan to normalise relations with Cuba

When there’s so much political doom and gloom around the world, it’s important to celebrate the little steps forward for humanity when they actually arrive and this week saw a pretty big one as Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro announced a new phase of bilateral relations. Following on from fifty five years of(…)

Japan slips back into recession as Cameron warns of global economic instability

Japan slips back into recession as Cameron warns of global economic instability

It’s been widely reported that despite significant economic action Japan has now slipped back into a state of recession, with the news coming at the same time as David Cameron delivers stark warnings about the stability of the global economy. With the UK just about keeping its own economic growth on track, there will be(…)

US mid-term election results 2014

US mid-term election results 2014

The 2014 US mid-term election results are in and the Republican Party has taken enough seats to wrestle control of the United States Senate from Barack Obama’s Democratic Party. It adds to its existing control of the House Of Representatives, which it also retained, giving the party unanimous power in both of the houses of(…)

Have governments responded too slowly to the Ebola crisis?

Have governments responded too slowly to the Ebola crisis?

In a speech yesterday (15th October 2014), the President of the USA, Barack Obama, made it abundantly clear, if it wasn’t already, that the only sure fire way to stop the further spread of Ebola is to confront it at the source in Western Africa. However, the reality is that western governments have been criticised(…)

UN Climate Summit 2014 petitions and marches

UN Climate Summit 2014 petitions and marches

The inexorable progression of climate change is becoming increasingly difficult to doubt, even for the likes of Jeremy Clarkeson and the heads of oil extraction companies all over the world, which is why meetings of the great and powerful, like the UN’s 2014 Climate Summit, are so important. Taking place in New York this year,(…)

How many elephants are killed each year by poachers?

How many elephants are killed each year by poachers?

A recent study by the Colorado State University has calculated that 33,600 African elephants are killed each year by poachers, which results in population decline in the region of 2-3% throughout the continent. The shocking statistics highlight the difficulty conservationists have in protecting African elephant populations with high financial gain for poachers due to significant(…)

What is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge?

What is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge?

For the majority of westerners, the Israel-Palestine conflict is a little confusing, distant, disturbing and depressing, especially the latest military campaign led by the Israeli forces, Operation Protective Edge. However, for the people on each side of the Israel-Gaza Strip divide, the situation has intensified beyond belief, as the military campaign is the third of(…)

David Cameron’s Sri Lanka visit

David Cameron’s Sri Lanka visit

We don’t often credit politicians, let alone Prime Ministers, because nine times out of ten they’re at best 50% wrong, but in David Cameron’s visit to Sri Lanka and his call for an inquiry into war crimes and attempts to raise awareness for human rights issues there was a surprise move that we can’t help(…)

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