City of London suspends ‘Honorary Freedom’ of the city from Burmese leader Aang San Suu Kyi

City of London suspends ‘Honorary Freedom’ of the city from Burmese leader Aang San Suu Kyi

The Corporation of the City of London on the 12thof September made the unprecedented decision to suspend the Honorary Freedom of the City from Aang San Suu Kyi, the world renowned activist and de-facto head of the government of Myanmar. The decision was made in condemnation of the treatment of...

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International News Roundup: September

International News Roundup: September

 Nigeria: 6800 people impacted by floods.  According to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), over 6,800 people living in displacement camps in Maiduguri have been impacted by floods in recent weeks. “They are essentially displaced within a displacement camp”, said Eric Batonon, Director of the NRC, referring to the thousands who...

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Diplomacy in Crisis

Diplomacy in Crisis

 As an infamous German dictator once said, “When diplomacy ends, War begins”. The darkest period of the 20th Century could easily be defined by this statement, when Europe was in turmoil after two massive wars and the rest of the world scrambling to take sides or risk being swallowed up...

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International News Roundup August 2019

International News Roundup August 2019

ANATOLIKI MANI, GREECE   Chiselled out of rock in a cave on the Southern Peloponnese peninsula came a piece of skull which researchers now claim is the oldest human fossil outside of Africa. Excavated out of a limestone cliff in the early 1970s, the fragment was originally put in a...

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Have you ever felt like you were being watched?

Have you ever felt like you were being watched?

Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched? This is not the work of CCTV, nor is it a delusional sense of reality a la Truman Show. This is the age of Big Data, and big data knows you. What exactly is big data? In layman’s terms, it...

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UK makes financial commitment to MH17 investigation on anniversary of flight being shot down

UK makes financial commitment to MH17 investigation on anniversary of flight being shot down

Five years ago today (July 17) Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine resulting in the deaths of 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.  Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has paid tribute to the victims by announcing that the UK will provide financial support...

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The East West Institute & Conflict Prevention

The East West Institute & Conflict Prevention

The EastWest Institute (EWI) is an international non governmental organisation, founded in 1980, that works to reduce international conflict. The institute has a 39-year track record of convening dialogue and back channel diplomacy to develop sustainable solutions for today’s major political, economic and security issues. It is committed to bringing...

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International News Roundup July 2019

International News Roundup July 2019

Tblisi, Georgia Protests continue to rage in the Georgian capital after crowds gathered for weeks demand the resignation of top officials and call for an early parliamentary election. The initial protests began as the result of Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov giving a speech in Russian from the speaker’s seat in...

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Lord Neuberger and Amal Clooney announce star panel of legal experts at conference on media freedom

Lord Neuberger and Amal Clooney announce star panel of legal experts at conference on media freedom

This week, July 10th and 11th, the Global Conference for Media Freedom conferred in London. The conference was the first of its kind and was co-hosted by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Canadian Minister of Foreign. Affairs Chrystia Freeland. It is part of an international campaign to shine a...

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Waste Wars: A New Dump

Waste Wars: A New Dump

Big countries are feeling the pressure of overstocked landfills as environmental regulations and trade agreements shake up traditional waste flows. The world produces 2.1 billion tonnes of rubbish each year with only 16% recycled and 46% disposed of unsustainably. Countries such as China, once the dumping ground for almost 4...

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