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Lacoste and litigation: the Zimbabwe election explained

Robert Mugabe’s resignation in November 2017 did not bring with it the expectation of political change. Whilst Zimbabweans sang in…

British government waives need for death penalty exemption guarantee

The UK government caused shock and confusion after a letter leaked to the Telegraph revealed that the new Home Secretary…

Special report: Jordan protests

Youth-led protests in  Jordan  have  rocked  the  country  for  the  last  fortnight.  Incidentally,  I  have  had  to  make  my  way …

Sánchez, Spain’s surprise new PM

Pedro Sánchez became the seventh  Prime  Minister  of  Spain  since  it  returned  to  democracy  on  2  June  following  a  dramatic …

A changing of the old guard in North Korea?

North Korea’s top three military officials have been dismissed, a US official reported on 3 June. This new decision comes…

Italian coalition spells trouble for Brussels

Italy’s new government was sworn in on 1 June, bringing an end to the political turmoil that immobilised the country…

A million times Yes: Ireland votes to liberalise abortion laws

The Republic of Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise its abortion laws. The Irish electorate voted by 66.4%…

Macron achieves balance in Washington DC

The first ever state visit to the US was a display of awkward conflict and utterly bizarre physical affection. Macron’s…

Local elections end in deadlock

The local elections last week seem to signal an era of political deadlock between Labour and the Conservatives. While Labour…

A rocky peace in Colombia

Colombian  presidential  candidate  and  chief  peace  negotiator  of  the  government  during  the  peace  process.  Humberto  de  la  Calle,  recently  claimed …

Amber Rudd resigns after misleading Parliament

Amber Rudd  was  forced  to  resign  from  the  Cabinet  on  29  April  after  admitting  that  she  “inadvertently”  misled  Parliament  about …

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, explained

  Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s misuse of your data sounds sinister, but if the Senate’s questioning of Zuckerberg earlier this…