Theresa May’s Tarantula: Who is Gavin Williamson?

Following the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon on Wednesday, Gavin Williamson, who has been chief whip for the Conservative Party since July 2016 and has no previous ministerial experience, has been appointed as UK Defence Secretary. Fallon...
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Will the EU expand into the Western Balkans?

Within the EU, 2017 has been a year of tense elections and ambitious speeches, with key figures calling for EU reform and setting out their own visions of the future. The Western Balkans (Albania,...

Honduras elections: Hernández seeks “illegal” reelection

On 26 November, Honduras will hold a hotly-disputed general election to decide, among many other things, the fate of its current president, Juan Orlando Hernández. More than six million registered voters will head to the...
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Jared O’Mara: Should decades-old comments cost him his job?

It is no secret that social media has transformed politics across the globe both positively and negatively. For every person inspired to vote by a new generation of politicians reaching out online, there is...
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Argentina elections: Murder mystery fails to halt Macri

Even by Argentine standards, this year's legislative mid-term campaign was a turbulent one. The election saw incumbent president Mauricio Macri’s position strengthened as his coalition, Cambiemos ("Let's change"), scored a landslide victory. Cambiemos received 40.7% of the votes...
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Czechs vote in favour of change to disrupt political status quo

Since 2010, Czech politics have repeatedly delivered instability and fragmentation. The elections this past Sunday show this trend persists. With a turnout of 60.4%, a hair higher than the 59.4% in the 2013 election, frontrunner Andrej...
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Spreadsheet Phil – Is Hammond a Prime Minister in waiting?

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond caused controversy this week when he said that no money would be invested in preparation for a 'no deal' situation following negotiations to leave the EU. The remarks seemingly...
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SNP puts Scottish independence on the backburner

The three-day Scottish National Party (SNP) conference kicked off last Sunday, shortly before Scotland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 2-2 draw with Slovenia.  Manager Gordon Strachan has...

West Africa turns a blind eye to Togo protests

Thousands of protesters have flooded the streets in the West African state of Togo, demanding change in what is a crucial test for the regime of President Faure Gnassingbé. Proposed reforms to the constitution,...
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The true cost of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall

Prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall are being constructed near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California. The wall, a divisive rally call during the Trump presidential campaign, has become a greatly contested...

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Ley Sophia: The return of the death penalty in Chile?

On 25 January 2018, a two-year-old girl named Sophia died in a hospital in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt - days after...
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EU spies role for Ghana in preventing migration

On the February 9, 2018, Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the University of Ghana to host a talk alongside Ghanian President Akuffo Addo on the...

Is Mahatma Gandhi still relevant in India today?

His face is on every bank note; politicians mark each anniversary of his birth and his passing, but in modern India, does anyone pay...