A Traveller’s Guide to Colombia

A Traveller’s Guide to Colombia

Colombia, or the República de Colombia as it is officially known, is one of the most diverse and remarkable countries in the western hemisphere. It has become a popular tourist destination over the past decade, and for good reason. Below, a list has been compiled for a few things to...

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Senate do not vote on Obamacare repeal

Senate do not vote on Obamacare repeal

Republican leaders yesterday (Tuesday 26th September) revealed that they would not vote on the bill to repeal Obamacare. The resulting delay is a big defeat for President Trump and the GOP, whose promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act stretches back seven years, and was a key aspect of Trump’s...

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President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump tweeted today that no deal has been reached with the Democrats over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This announcement comes as a direct contradiction to the joint statement made by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who announced that...

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Israel to speed up construction of Gaza ‘tunnel barrier’

Israel to speed up construction of Gaza ‘tunnel barrier’

Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. The 64km (40-mile) long construction will reach a depth of 40m (131ft) below and 6m above ground, at a cost of 3bn shekels ($833m). An Israeli...

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30 killed by airstrike in Yemen hotel

30 killed by airstrike in Yemen hotel

30 people are reported dead in an airstrike on a hotel in Yemen’s capital, Sana. The bombing was part of an air campaign being carried out by the Saudi-led coalition since March 2015. They aim to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The conflict has killed 10,000 people,...

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US prepares for solar eclipse

US prepares for solar eclipse

Across the US today, 21st August, Americans will huddle together in excitement looking up at the skies to watch as the moon entirely eclipses the sun. At about 5pm British time a shadow will begin to travel at 5,400 kilometres an hour across 14 American states. The journey from Oregon...

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Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Number 38, Oxley Road appears to be a fairly unassuming, stuccoed, gated residence in Singapore’s central River Valley area. However the old colonial bungalow’s political capital has soared in recent weeks as it has become the centre of a convoluted and heated debate surrounding Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....

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The new White House Communications Director: Who is Hope Hicks?

The new White House Communications Director: Who is Hope Hicks?

The White house has named its new Communications Director as 28-year old Hope Hicks. Trump calls her “Hopester” and she appeared in Forbes 30 Under 30. She has carefully stayed out of the spotlight but will now take the government’s primary spokesperson role. The position was recently vacated by Anthony...

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Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May has spoken to criticise Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence and demonstrations in Charlottesville. Her words come after the PM originally declined to condemn the President’s remarks. On Monday, her spokesman said, “What the president says is a matter for him.” Trump claimed there was “blame on...

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Mass burial planned for nearly 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Mass burial planned for nearly 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Nearly 400 people have died and 600 more are still missing in a mudslide in the Regent area of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital. The mudslide happened on Monday 14th August after three days of rain. The UN have said that “contingency plans are being put in place to mitigate any...

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