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What do the #Moscow protests mean for #MayorSobyanin?

What do the #Moscow protests mean for #MayorSobyanin?

| August 9, 2019

These are trying times for Russian president Vladimir Putin. After years of grimly bearing the reports of economic stagnation and political repression, the people of Russia have taken to the streets by the thousands. While the scale of the ongoing demonstrations is still smaller than during the last bout of popular anger in 2011/2012, they […]

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Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

| July 25, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen won’t assume the European Commission presidency for another four months, but the battle that will define her tenure is already underway. After years of sluggish European progress on climate change, Von der Leyen has committed herself to a bold new ‘Green Deal’, with the goal of securing carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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#EuropeanDevelopmentDays – Senegal’s Macky Sall defends his record on anti-corruption and economic growth

#EuropeanDevelopmentDays – Senegal’s Macky Sall defends his record on anti-corruption and economic growth

| June 19, 2019

For Senegalese President Macky Sall, this week’s European Development Days summit in Brussels has provided a double opportunity. On one hand, Sall has met some of the world’s most powerful leaders and strengthened co-operation efforts on key development aims. On the other, he’s been able to remind the world of his anti-corruption credentials after a […]

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Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

| June 12, 2019

Last Friday, the White House announced that Qatar’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will visit the United States next month. Whilst Doha will undoubtedly talk up the visit, it will likely prove an uncomfortable meeting for the Gulf monarch, with regional sources privately admitting that the Emir can expect a telling off from the […]

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Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

| May 20, 2019

Al Jazeera has been forced to delete a video which claimed that Jews “exploited the Holocaust” and that Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. The video, published by its online Arabic ‘AJ+’ channel, was removed only after it was met with outrage and disgust online, writes Louis Auge. The anti-Semitic content suggested that the Jewish […]

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#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

| May 20, 2019

When Ukraine’s new president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was sworn in today (20 May), he was appointed president of a divided nation. The division is not only physical, but also ideological; Ukraine is now a battleground where the ideals of the West and of Russia collide. Since early 2013, Russia has been pursuing a policy of […]

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Away from the media spotlight, extremist militias in western #Libya continue campaign of terror and criminality, aided by foreign powers

Away from the media spotlight, extremist militias in western #Libya continue campaign of terror and criminality, aided by foreign powers

| April 25, 2019

An array of hard-line and extremist militias in western Libya, centred around the capital of Tripoli, continue to be responsible for an escalation of violence and terror across the country, threatening the wider region as well. There are increasing concerns that efforts to bring the conflict to a peaceful solution are being undermined by these […]

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