Day: May 17, 2021

Can Reflecting The Sun’s Rays Slow Down Global Warming?

Scientists are researching a new way to mitigate the effects of climate change with the creation of an aerosol reflector. The reflector would avert the sun’s rays away from the Earth in hopes of slowing down global warming. This strategy of reflecting sunlight back into space is not a new

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Iran Accused Of Developing Nuclear Programme

In its annual intelligence report for 2020, the Swedish Security Police declared that the Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking Swedish technology for the development of nuclear weapons. This accusation follows last week’s German intelligence report, which claimed that the Iranian government has continued its pursuit to acquire weapons of

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Refugees Ordered By Malawian Government To Return To Dzaleka Camp

Refugees in Malawi living outside of the country’s only refugee camp in Dzaleka have been ordered to return to the camp in a move criticized by human rights agencies. An estimated 2,000 refugees are currently living amongst local communities, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), some of whom are

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Tigray’s Desperate Need For Increased Humanitarian Assistance

As the conflict continues in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the provision of humanitarian aid is a continuous challenge. Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed since November 2020 and over a million people are internally displaced. The necessity of humanitarian assistance is grave, but the ongoing conflict has

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Germany’s Upcoming General Elections, A Turn Towards Green?

The upcoming German federal election is set to be a momentous one: this September will see incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel retire. As governments across the globe begin to think about their state’s post-Covid recovery strategies, an opportunity has presented itself to reflect on how to rebuild the EU’s largest economy.

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Russia’s Putin And France’s Macron Discuss Ukraine And Navalny

On Monday, 26 April 2021, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Emmanuel Macron of France had a phone call amid rising, international apprehension regarding the Ukraine tensions and the condition of Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. The phone call between Russia and the Western power has been one of

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Australia Cancels Victoria’s Belt And Road Deal With China

On Wednesday, April 21st, the Australian government cancelled two agreements signed by its state of Victoria and China on Beijing’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative, escalating the already deteriorating ties between Beijing and Canberra.   Victoria, Australia’s second-largest and wealthiest state, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government

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Erdogan Calls On Biden To Reverse Armenian Declaration

On Saturday, April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, U.S. President Joe Biden made a historic declaration that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire were a genocide. In response, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Biden to reverse his statement as it is disturbing their bilateral relationship. The 1915

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