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Separation anxiety: impasse in Catalonia

How do you solve a problem like Catalonia? As we head into 2018, the recurrent thorn in the side of Spain’s central government is showing no signs of disappearing. For many, the dominant memory may...
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Pope’s Peruvian visit illuminates Vatican scandal

In December 2017, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski joined an ever-growing list of politicians found to have accepted bribes from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht, having done so during his time as Minister of...
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Will Britain have a second referendum on EU membership?

Britain could consider its trajectory between 2015 and the present day as inextricable from that of the career of Nigel Farage. In 2015 he failed to win his seat at the general election, allowing...

How did Jeremy Hunt hang on as Health Secretary?

Theresa May has come under intense criticism in the last week, with former Education Secretary Justine Greening resigning rather than change departments in a muted cabinet reshuffle, and new Office for Students board member...
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Peru reels from a failed impeachment and a divisive pardon

Ever since Marcelo Odebrecht, the former CEO of Latin America’s largest construction company, confessed that his firm had paid US$788m in bribes in 12 countries in Latin America and Africa; the spotlight has turned...
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The decline of UK universities and the call of the US

The deadlines for prospective UK and US undergraduates have arrived. Choosing which higher education institution to attend is a daunting task for a prospective student - the majority of whom are between the ages...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

“So I landed at 17.00…. the taxi driver I got had been waiting since 8.30am for a customer. He only asked for $30 so I gave him $60… Hard to get a signal here....
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South Africa’s relationship with big business

Delivering his Christmas message, South Africa's newly elected African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to build an inclusive South African economy - unwittingly admitting the failure of his own party. Despite having been in...
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2017 in Review: Western Europe

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here Roy Manuell, Sonia Cuesta and Joe Barnes look at the last 12 months in Western...

2017 in Review: China

2017, a Fire Rooster Year according to the Chinese zodiac, has been a good year for Beijing, which successfully managed to further develop its Belt and Road Initiative and actively pursue its long-term vision...

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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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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...

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