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Could French rail strikes derail the Macron Presidency?

The British often like to joke about the French propensity to take industrial action. The SNCF, the state rail provider in France, began a series of 18 two-day strikes on April 3 leaving just...
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Mexico’s disappeared: Civil society movements fill the void

On 12 March, Mexico's Federal Police announced that they had arrested a man known as 'La Rana' ('The Frog') in connection with the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, a province of Guerrero state, on the...
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Macron and India: Why his visit mattered

On 10 March, French President Emmanuel Macron landed in India for a four-day visit. Coming off the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s rather botched visit to India, this mission was seen as an...
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University strikes are over, for now

14 days of strikes at universities across the UK came to an end on Friday, with no deal reached between the University and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK). Over the past month, lecturers...
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Tillerson out and Pompeo in through Trump’s revolving door

The last month inside of the Trump White House has been tumultuous at best, and seemingly out of control at worst, but the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the ousted-cherry-on-top of...

Colombian vote: Who were the winners and losers?

Latin America’s electoral super-cycle faced its second major test last week, as voters headed to the polls in Colombia for legislative elections. The election was a prelude to the upcoming presidential election, which will be...

Concerns grow over fat acceptance and rising obesity

‘Are you beach body ready?’ This was the question posed by supplements company ProteinWorld in 2015 on billboards around London, which also featured Australian model Renee Somerfield in a bikini. The backlash began almost immediately,...
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Latin American nations bear the weight of Venezuela’s migrant crisis

Latin America's cauldron has been stirred once more. A continual flux of migrants - both within and between its nations - has long contributed to the region's rich diversity. However, recent stimuli have seen...
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The darker side to India’s Holi celebrations

India's Holi festival is known as the "festival of colours", and is associated with fun, laughter, song, and dance, as Hindus celebrate in honour of the god Krishna. The usual depiction of celebrations is...
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Italian election ends in political confusion

Italy hardly went into Sunday's general election humming with positivity. The eurozone’s third-largest economy has the EU’s highest percentage of young people not in education, training, or work according to Eurostat; a national debt...

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Peace in El Pacifico? Colombia’s Chocó region has its own agenda

On 17 June, Colombia votes in the second round of its presidential election: the first since an historic peace agreement was signed in 2016...
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Salah meets Kadyrov: why are Egypt in Chechnya?

Kim Jong Un wasn't the only iron-fisted ruler to be granted an unlikely photo opportunity this week. On Monday the world awoke to Egypt's...

Could a 1p NHS tax save the health service?

With the National Health Service reportedly the number one priority for Conservative Party voters, ahead of Brexit and immigration, Jeremy Hunt – now the...