Afghanistan’s pistachio wars

Afghanistan’s pistachio wars

When one is asked about Afghanistan’s few marketable exports, the country’s opium poppy fields will be the first thing to come to mind. However, with the beginning of picking season already upon us, its another of Afghanistan’s precious natural commodities which are creating chaos. Looters are descending on Afghanistan’s pistachio...

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St Helena Airport creates turbulence for UK Government

St Helena Airport creates turbulence for UK Government

Following his defeat in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned on the Island of St. Helena. His island home, Longwood House, was reputedly so damp and windswept that the British government were accused of trying to hasten his death.   Once again, St Helena’s windy climate has led to complaints about...

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3 in 4 Europeans blame EU for high unemployment

3 in 4 Europeans blame EU for high unemployment

Despite the EU unemployment rate being 8.6%, its lowest rate since 2009, the majority of Europeans want the EU to do more to address the issue, according to a Eurobarometer survey.    77% of the 28,000 European’s surveyed said that they want more EU action to reduce the unemployment rate,...

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New measures taken in the Indian fight against Polio

New measures taken in the Indian fight against Polio

After new strain of Polio discovered, India pushes a vaccination drive for hundreds of thousands of children, to stop threat of new contractions.   Although India was declared Polio free in 2014, India is taking proactive measures to make sure that the disease does not make a return and hundreds...

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Defence Secretary announces UK military training deal in Tunisia

Defence Secretary announces UK military training deal in Tunisia

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, has announced that the UK military will be supporting with vital counter-IED training in Tunisia.   By extending the UK’s role in delivering advanced training to the Tunisian army, Britain is offering “support against the threat posed by extremists”, Fallon has said, “with Tunisia a...

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European leaders react to Brexit: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”

European leaders react to Brexit: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”

Leading European figures have already responded to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, admitting they are deeply saddened by the result.   A crisis meeting was held in Brussels between the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Martin Schulz, the...

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Brexit Pound fall means discount properties for Euro investors

Brexit Pound fall means discount properties for Euro investors

As a result of the depreciation of the pound over the months leading into to the EU referendum, European property investors have saved up to £26,000 purchasing discounted London homes.   Over the 7 month period before the referendum, which could still see the UK leaving the EU, paying for...

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Mario Draghi warns Brexiteers ECB will do “whatever it takes to protect the eurozone”

President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, has said to MEPs that the EU is prepared for “all contingencies following the UK’s EU referendum on 23rd June.     Throughout the referendum, the future of the British economy has frequently been called into question, with many on the...

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No EU visa-free travel for Turks, if rule of law is undermined, say MEPs

No EU visa-free travel for Turks, if rule of law is undermined, say MEPs

EU Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs, in a debate with the co-chair of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, on Tuesday 14th June, said that “if Turkey goes on undermining rule of law principles and stripping Members of the Turkish Parliament of their immunities, then it should not expect to...

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