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US House Condemns Donald Trump’s Racist Tweets – Why His Language is so Dangerous

Natasha Lindstaedt, University of Essex July 18, 2019//-President Donald Trump has been denounced by the US House of Representatives for tweets attacking four Democratic Congresswomen of colour calling on them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.

How to Address Venezuela’s Crushing Debt Burden

The legacy of Chávismo includes a mountain of foreign-currency-denominated claims against the Venezuelan public sector, totaling $150 billion, almost all of which is now in default. When Nicolás Maduro finally leaves power, how can these claims be settled while meeting the country’s desperate need for humanitarian relief and economic recovery? Cambridge, UK, July 14, 2019//-  […]

The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War

What started as a trade war between the United States and China is quickly escalating into a death match for global economic, technological, and military dominance. If the two countries’ leaders cannot manage the defining relationship of the twenty-first century responsibly, the entire world will bear the costs of their failure. New York, USA, May […]

Breaking: Theresa May to Resign as UK Prime Minister

May 24, 2019//-BBC report says the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May is to resign as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for contest to decide her successor. The reason for her pending resignation is yet unknown. But political analysts said it could be on her poor handling of the Brexit debacle. But UK’s Telegraph […]

India Votes Modi Back with Landmark Mandate

New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019// – Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to a landslide victory in the Indian elections and is set to return to power.

Q&A: ‘India is Heading Towards a Full Ethnic Democracy’

As India holds elections, two leading editors question whether it is the one of the world’s most successful democracies. May 4, 2019//-India has been hailed as one of the most successful democracies in South Asia.

Kim Jong Un: US Acted in Bad Faith at Vietnam Talks

April 26, 2019//-The United States acted in “bad faith” in Vietnam where President Donald Trump and his team held talks with North Korea, its leader Kim Jong Un said during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sri Lanka Attacks: More Than 200 Killed as Churches and Hotels Targeted

April 21, 2019//-At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say.

What Brexit Means for UK NGOs and Foreign Aid

From ensuring life-saving programmes are not yanked mid-project to preserving long-term funding for British agencies and EU-UK collaboration on aid policy, the Brexit stakes for the humanitarian sector are sky-high.

Catastrophic Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

The roof of famed Notre Dame in French capital collapses as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze. Paris, France, April 15, 2019//-Firefighters in Paris are battling to put out a huge blaze that has engulfed the iconic Notre Dame cathedral, a centuries-old building in the heart of the French capital.

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