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The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

| March 12, 2019

Gibraltar has always had a complicated relationship with the United Kingdom – and Brexit is about to make things even more complicated. The tiny area just at the southern tip of the vast Iberian Peninsula has always been a point of contention between Britain and Spain. Encircled by water and bordering the Spaniards at the […]

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#Kazakhstan – Anti-Chinese activist accused of calling for ‘jihad’

#Kazakhstan – Anti-Chinese activist accused of calling for ‘jihad’

| March 12, 2019

The anti-Chinese activist Serikzhan Bilash has been detained in Kazakhstan. According to the local prosecutor’s office, he was arrested on on suspicion of inciting ethnic hatred. The news has had a huge resonance in the media, especially in light of the close international attention to the so-called “political re-education centers” in Xinjiang. The Kazakh Police […]

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Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

| March 11, 2019

Good news for truck drivers everywhere as new regulations come into force in the EU. At the end of 2018, the Council of the EU have agreed that they will help to improve the road transport system within the next few years and beyond. This includes improving enforcement of EU regulations, such as the use […]

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International Conscience Movement calls for release of Syrian women and children

International Conscience Movement calls for release of Syrian women and children

| February 20, 2019

A major conference has been held in Istanbul, Turkey by the International Conscience Movement, an NGO who’s aim is to attention to the suffering of women who are being tortured, raped, executed, imprisoned and made refugees since the beginning of the war in Syria. Their aim is to make advocacy and initiate diplomatic attempts to […]

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#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

| February 3, 2019

Abraham Liu is a man with a mission. As the Huawei’s new Chief Representative to the European Union, his role is to convince EU politicians and policy makers that his company is a leading global provider of information and communications infrastructure and smart devices that can be trusted, and not a vehicle for Chinese spying. […]

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The EU is right to be cautious about recognising Juan Guaidó as #Venezuela’s president

The EU is right to be cautious about recognising Juan Guaidó as #Venezuela’s president

| January 24, 2019

January 23rd was an extraordinary day in the history of Venezuela, capped off by opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaiming himself the country’s legitimate president and taking the oath of office in front of cheering crowds of protestors. Even more astonishingly, the Trump administration quickly backed Guaidó’s claim—a nearly unprecedented step, as the U.S. typically refrains […]

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For #Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, is the battle only beginning?

For #Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, is the battle only beginning?

| January 17, 2019

Just four years ago, Nadia Murad was on the run from Islamic State, desperately fleeing a life of sex slavery. Now she is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a revered human rights activist, the subject of a documentary which is in the running for an Academy Award nomination. It would be a major surprise […]

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