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The Weekly Global Roundup: Brexit – Or Lack Thereof – To Dominate Headlines Till April 12 (March 25 to 30, 2019)

As more than one million people in the United Kingdom (UK) gathered in London to call for a new Brexit referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected for the third time. In the same week, parliamentarians passed an amendment to give themselves the power to vote on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, which eventually failed for the third time. This, despite the earlier announcement by the prime minister that she would quit once Brexit has been delivered. In the aftermath of these developments, the UK is now slated to leave the European Union in less than two weeks – on April 12 – without a deal. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Continued Uncertainty And Unrest In Europe (December 3 to 8, 2018)

Following the uncertainty last week, there is continued unrest in Europe, with major protests in France, Brexit challenges in the United Kingdom, and worry about the use of cyberattacks to manipulate elections. In France, for the third weekend in a row, major protests against mounting gas prices and eco-taxes continued. This “yellow vest” movement has become a wider protest against President Emmanuel Macron, who announced a suspension of fuel tax and utility hikes later in the week. In the United Kingdom, for the first time ever, the British government was found in contempt of Parliament after it refused to publish the full legal advice underpinning its Brexit plan. And in Europe in general, a survey found that 61 per cent of Europeans worry about the use of cyberattacks to manipulate elections. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: The Routine Of ISIS And Taliban Terror Attacks In The Middle East (February 26 to March 3, 2018)

The unfortunate routine of terror and unrest in the Middle East – perpetuated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Taliban – continued this week. ISIS killed two policemen in Iraq and killed dozens of people in Yemen in two suicide bombing attacks, and in Syria the United States is said to be losing Kurdish fighters as a key ally in the continuing fight against the terror group. The Taliban, continuing a string of escalated attacks in the country since January this year, was responsible for multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered the terror group amnesty, without preconditions, for war crime convictions and recognition of it as a political party, yet given his government’s instability the deal appears unlikely to be go through. Continue reading

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