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Donald Trump: It’s not about political correctness

Donald Trump’s face is on every newspage. He is known and quoted by people in the streets. His medical record attesting good health is presented like a lifeboat for the nation. No, this is not some totalitarian dictator in a shut-down place far away, this is the currently most popular …

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Spanish Electoral Debate

The Spanish Political Situation For the last few years, Spain has fluctuated from a bipartisan country to a multi-partisan one. There are currently four political parties that will play an important role in the 20 December elections. The latest polls grant the current Government around 22 % of the votes (according to Metroscopia) …

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The China-Africa Summit: Chinese Expansionism?

China has pledged $60bn to African development in the China-Africa Summit on 4 December. Since 2009, China has become Africa’s leading trading partner, with exports and imports of commodities, technology, oil, textile and cars. Optimists say the weighty business deals will bring common prosperity, but should the West worry about China’s …

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What does COP21 mean for your wardrobe?

The discussions taking place at COP21 have created an atmosphere of high expectation. However it can be hard to imagine what, at the end of the 2 week long discussion, will be the impact on me, myself and I? Knowing the fashion industry is the world’s second most polluting industry second …

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Climate Change? Yes, We Care!

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of people joined “The People’s Climate March” in cities across the world to call for decisive action against global warming at the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris. More than 600,000 people have taken to the streets in 175 countries around the world to call for …

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The Paris Climate Talks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

New Year’s resolutions are typically about self-delusion and politicians have taken up climate change as their goal. Like a lot of us, they say “this time is for real” and “this time is different”. As we are approaching the Paris Climate Conference, everyone is anticipating a deal that will put …

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Russia and Turkey’s Tensions Show Hidden Distrusts

Turkey’s shooting of the Russia’s war plane has ignited fury from both countries. Neither side has backed down from their stance; the heated row reveals Moscow and Ankara’s own underlying tensions behind their alliance in fighting the Islamic State. On 24 November 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 plane which was flying along …

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What Happens to Schengen after the Paris Attacks?

Schengen: Flagship European Policy  Paulina lives in Słubice, Poland, on the east bank of the Oder. It used to be the case that she had to cross a border control and identify to attend school on the other side of the river. Now a university student, Paulina continues to cross the border …

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Media and Terrorism: Don’t Play Their Game

The media have covered the Paris attacks with macabre precision. The BBC created a model of the inside of Bataclan, with arrows pointing to where the gunmen fired first and to the emergency exit through which the crowd tried to escape. Italian newspaper “La Stampa” reported the story of a …

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Why The Paris Attacks Got More Media Attention

The Paris attacks have united people to stand in solidarity against terrorism and to grieve for those who died. On Facebook you see friends putting up an image of the French flag on their profile pictures while Twitter is inundated with #PrayforParis hashtags. Across the globe, citizens have dedicated vigils to …