DEAL OR NO DEAL – BREXIT EDITION

Not a good start, Boris. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double whammy in Parliament last week. Parliament passed a bill preventing Johnson from forcing a no-deal Brexit and later rejected Johnson’s motion for an early general election on 14 October. The new…

GG FOR G7

What was on the table? The “Group of Seven” (G7) summit is where the world’s largest economies come together to discuss a wide array of world issues. It currently includes the US, the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, France and Italy. Together they amount to…

MEASLES OUTBREAKS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Three Outbreaks Madagascar is facing, as described by CNN, “its worst measles outbreak in decades”, with over 50,000 infected and over 300 dead since October 2018. The Philippines’s Department of Health recently declared a measles outbreak in its Capital, Metro Manila, and areas of…

EUROPE MARCHES TOWARDS A JOINT ARMY

Macron talks big In a radio interview with Europe 1 last Monday (5 Nov), French President Emmanuel Macron called for the development of a “true European army” to protect Europe from “China, Russia and even the United States”. Macron justified this by raising concerns…

THE MAGABOMBER

What happened? Last Friday (26 October), the FBI surrounded a Trump sticker-adorned van (pictured) and arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr., the man who mailed at least 13 pipe bombs to the homes and offices of prominent critics of U.S. President Donald Trump. He has since…