Author: Heidi Warde

The Dualism Of Spanish Healthcare: COVID-19 And Beyond

Spain’s national systems of medicine and healthcare have been regarded as both points of help and hindrance amidst the global public health crisis ignited by the rise of COVID-19. Spain’s overall case count exceeds 94,000 as of Tuesday morning, with a death tally of over 8,000. It can be noted

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Luxembourg Eliminates Public Transportation Costs

After months of campaign advertisements, Luxembourg has made all public transit free of charge for residents and visitors alike. Beginning Saturday, the nation’s bus, train, and tram systems will all be board-able and free to ride without a ticket. The change has not been entirely drastic, as transport was already

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Contemporary Socio-Political Challenges in Croatia: Paving a Traversable Path to Change

Overarchingly, both of Croatia’s most pressing political challenges speak to the nation’s need to collectively embed and disseminate a construction of a modern inter-sectional identity of the state and its populous. This need stems from Croatia’s historical and political legacies and positionings: the contemporary political impact of a war for

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March Against Gender Violence: Thousands Gather Across France

On Saturday, several women gathered across France to march in protest of the nation’s high levels of female deaths caused specifically by domestic violence. Taking place, fittingly, on the international day for the elimination of violence against women, as declared by the United Nations, the protests advocate for an end

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The Rise Of European Populism: Is Croatia The Rule Or Rhe Exception?

Perhaps with intention, the social democratic ideals have come to define Europe’s ongoing historical construction project by acting today as points of either—or both—national derision and ideological launch. The conundrum at hand at this particular historical moment, then, concerns epochal politics in Europe. Because one of the main pillars of

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Israel Approves West Bank Homes For Settlers And Palestinians

Israel agreed to a deal yesterday which appears to approve funding for homes in the West Bank for both Israeli settlers and for Palestinians. While the deal validates six thousand homes for Jewish settlers, its allotment for Palestinian homes comes in at only seven hundred. While the discrepancy in theo-nationally

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U.S. Embassy In Honduras Set Ablaze During National Protests

Protestors in Honduras have reportedly set portions of the U.S. Embassy property on fire during recent national demonstrations. The fire was seen only outside of Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, as a result of continuing, and perhaps escalating, demonstrations led primarily by teachers and doctors, according to reports from the Stamford Advocate.

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More Than 270 Indonesian Election Staff Die From Overwork

According to the Indonesian Election Commission, two hundred seventy election volunteers have died from fatigue and over-work related illnesses just days after national election polls closed. Indonesia held the world’s largest single-day election on April 17, and the deaths were reported to occur as a result of continuous hours of

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Twelve Soldiers Killed In Attack On Mali Base

An attack on a Mali military base by fighters in an unidentified group killed 12 solders early Sunday morning in a convoy of 11 vehicles. Mali’s armed forces confirmed that the attack occurred at five A.M. in Guire via Twitter, according to Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera additionally reports that Mali’s

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An Early Lead For The Finnish Social Democrats

According to early polling data, the leftist Finnish Social Democrats are predicted to have a lead in Finland’s general election. A victory for the Social Democrats would be the first in Finland in nearly two decades. The newly instituted two-hundred-seat Finnish Parliament garnered competition for seats on Sunday from the

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Pakistan’s Aurat Marches Spark Gendered National Controversy

Marches held in the name of International Women’s Day, March 8, across numerous cities in Pakistan this year ignited intense controversy, specifically surrounding the nature of many march-goers’ signs. Although the slogans displayed on the signs in question challenged the existing religious, economic, and gender norms in Pakistan, the lines

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Italy Joins China’s Belt And Road Initiative Project

Italy signed on to more than two dozen deals affiliated with China’s Belt and Road Initiative Project (BRI), or the New Silk Road, on Saturday during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s political visit to Rome. The BRI is currently identified as numerous major infrastructure projects set to be placed around the

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Middle Eastern Musicians Collaborate On ‘Peace Album’

Just under one hundred musicians from thirteen countries in the Middle East have collaborated on an album specifically aimed at promoting peace throughout areas of the Middle East both historically and contemporarily impacted by violence and strife. The album has been arranged and produced by Iranian musician Medhi Rajabian, according

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Mass Protests In Russia Respond To ‘Cyber-Security” Bill

After the Russian Parliament offered support for a bill calling for tighter national restrictions on the internet, thousands of protesters have mobilized throughout Russia in opposition to the government’s decision. Despite the fact that the government has stated that the bill and its accompanying policies — which would separate Russia’s

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Berlin’s Plan To Halt Mounting Rents

In political response to increasing rent prices in Germany’s capital city, Berlin has proposed the implementation of a five-year Mietendeckel, or rent cap. As a result of changing age demographics, as well as increasing migration to the city in general, Berlin’s real estate market has grown significantly over the past

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