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The United States steps up sanctions against Russia

On August 2, President Donald Trump signed a bill that brings a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia. The president brought the new legislation into effect on Wednesday in a move that particularly targets...

Will Trump’s “transgender ban” actually take place?

On July 26, President Trump announced via a series of tweets that “the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” This was...

From the Vatican to Ushuaia: The unexpected ripples of the Venezuelan crisis

Yet another twist in the ever-thickening plot of Venezuela’s ongoing crisis has cast fresh doubt on the country’s ability to put an end to its downward spiral. A formal message from the Vatican has...

Failure of Cyprus unity talks makes permanent partition increasingly likely

On 7 July, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced that talks seeking to unify the island of Cyprus, partitioned since 1974, had once again failed. In what had been billed “last chance” negotiations after decades...

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The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

The approach of the mid-term elections in the US has seen a sharp uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from the White House. On 16 October,...
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Luke Harding: “Russia hacking the US election was one of the greatest espionage operations...

There is a hint of admiration in Luke Harding’s voice as he talks about collusion between the Russian state and President Donald Trump’s administration. The...

Jair Bolsonaro: Civilization and barbarism

Latin America's sharp turn to the right is set to be compounded on 28 October when, barring a monumental swing toward his competitor, Brazil's...