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Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden And The Surveillance State, Barton Gellman hardback release

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden And The Surveillance State, Barton Gellman hardback release

We all know that the states under which we live have pretty sophisticated spying mechanism, but few of us know the details of what...
Donald Trump in Spam form

Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump… Trump

Now that Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the USA, it's time to look at a few of the policies...
Aung San Suu Kyi following the win of the 2015 Burmese elections

Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party wins Burmese 2015 elections

The troubled political life of Aung San Suu Kyi is well documented, but in the 2015 Burmese elections she looks set to realise her...
BBC North Korea World Service broadcast

North Korea to get BBC World Service broadcast

Tony Hall, the director general for the BBC has today (7th September 2015) set out the corporation's plans as part of negotiations with the...
Child 44 movie ban

Russia bans the Child 44 movie

The Russian culture ministry has banned the release of the Child 44 movie adaptation in one of the most surprising and ill advised occurrences...
Greek parliament

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...
Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of the election

Burma’s 2015 general election

Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party has swept the boards of Burma's 2015 general election taking a landslide win and an absolute majority in...
Cuba & USA

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...
Japan recession 2014

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...
US Senate

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...
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...
UN Climate Summit 2014

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...

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