Daily Archives: December 14, 2019

Putin And Xi Oversee Launch Of Landmark Russian Gas Pipeline To China

On December 2nd, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping  oversaw the launch of the 3,000 km-long ‘Power of Siberia’ landmark pipeline which will transport natural gas from the Chayandinskoye and Kovykta fields in Eastern Siberia to Northeastern China. The pipeline, operated in part by Russian company […]

Nation Strike Cranks Up Across France Following Proposed Changes To Pension System

Last Thursday, a surge of discontent burst into the biggest nationwide strike in France over President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. This reform was perceived to be detrimental to workers, as they would now work longer only to retire with a pension shortfall. According to Al Jazeera, “Protesters are mainly worried […]

How India’s New Citizenship Law Is Institutionalizing Religious Discrimination

On Wednesday 11 December, India’s Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) was passed through the upper houses of parliament. CAB grants amnesty to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The bill is a reformation of India’s 64-year-old citizenship law which prevents illegal migrants from becoming citizens. Under CAB, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, […]