Day: November 2, 2019

How Will Britain’s Upcoming Elections Affect Brexit?

November 1st was supposed to mark the first day of Britain’s independence from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had initially promised a definitive exit from the EU by October 31, with or without a deal. Much like past Brexit deadlines, this one has passed to no avail. Britain

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CIA-Backed Forces Accused Of Carrying Out Atrocities In Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch released a report on Thursday documenting how Afghan paramilitary forces backed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have carried out extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, indiscriminate airstrikes, and other human rights abuses without accountability. The report, a culmination of nearly two years of reporting, details 14 deadly

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39 People Found Dead In Lorry, Essex, U.K.

The bodies of 39 people were found in a refrigerated lorry container in Essex, U.K. on 23 October. They appear to have died whilst locked inside the back of the lorry in a case of suspected people smuggling, with this event becoming the worst such tragedy the U.K. has seen

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Have LGBT Citizens Been ‘Left Behind’ In Development?

According to Stonewall, “equality groups pushed for the rights and needs of lesbian, gay, bi[sexual] and trans people to be taken into account.” Stonewall states in one of their reports, “we think the SDGs could have gone further by explicitly calling for LGBT equality, we recognize their exciting potential to

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