Day: May 30, 2019

U.N. Demands U.K. Relinquishes Control Of Chagos Islands

On 22 May 2019, the U.N. passed a non-binding resolution demanding the U.K. to return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius. Approved by 116 votes to 6, the British occupation of the islands has been rendered unlawful. The resolution was opposed by the U.S., Australia, Hungary, Israel and the

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Abortion Laws

Prominent figures on the Christian right in the US, ranging from religious figures, well-known authors and elected politicians have warned that the fight over abortion rights could lead to a new civil war. Though such dire predictions are not necessarily new on the extreme right wing in the US, the

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U.S.: Huawei’s Ban Risks Trade War with China

Recent tensions have arisen between the United States and China after the Trump administration effectively banned Huawei’s smartphones and equipment. Major technology companies, such as Google and Microsoft, have been ordered to discontinue any further importation of Huawei technology. The Chinese government has responded with varied initiatives, including the cessation

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Protest Week 14: Algeria Awaits Final Verdict On Democracy

On Friday, 24 May, thousands of Algerian protesters returned to the streets of Algiers to demand a complete political transformation, in what marks the 14th consecutive week of demonstrations. Though crowds waned slightly throughout the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the cries for a complete government overhaul

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