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MALAYSIA REFUSES TO BE A GARBAGE DUMP

What’s happening in Malaysia? In 2018, China enacted the ‘National Sword’ policy, which banned the import of plastics and other kinds of trash. As a result, many recycling businesses based in China shifted their operations to Malaysia, causing enormous amounts of plastic being illegally…

WE RESIGN FOR PUTIN TO GROW

The Proposal and The Exodus Last Wednesday, in a complete surprise to the ministers, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the entire Russian government, including himself, was resigning. This comes hours after Putin’s proposal on the constitutional amendment which transfers power from the President…

US AND CHINA MAKE SWEET TRADE-LOVE

What is Phase One of US-China Trade Deal about? Last Wednesday, officials from China and the US met in Washington to sign a trade agreement. Under this new deal, China is expected to “buy an additional $12.5 billion in US agricultural products in year…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 13 JANUARY

MON: NORTHERN IRELAND JOINS THE PRIDE PARADE 13 January is a monumental day for the LGBTQIA+ community in Northern Ireland, with gay couples given the right to register their marriages. (Photo Credits: The Wall Street Journal) Read more about it at BBC News.  …

TL;DR: WEEK OF 30 DECEMBER

WED: HONG KONG USHERS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TEARGAS AND MOLOTOVS Over a million Hongkongers turned up for a pro-democracy rally on New Year’s Eve. A march against parallel trading also occurred on Sunday. Both turned violent with over 400 people arrested across…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 23 DECEMBER

TUES: AUSTRALIA IS BURNING WORSE THAN EVER BEFORE Every year, Australia battles with bush fires. As a result, the habitats of numerous wildlife are destroyed and citizens are suffering from soaring temperatures and poor air quality. (Picture Credits: Jaye Young Seah) Read more about…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 16 DECEMBER

TUE: SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT SEEKS CLARIFICATION FROM WASHINGTON POST OVER POFMA POST  The Singapore Government has accused the Washington Post of “perpetuating false allegations” with their decision to partially publish the Singapore Government’s defence of POFMA. (Picture Credits: The New Paper) Read more about this…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 9 DECEMBER

TUE: RUSSIAN DOPING NOT DOPE  The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from all major sporting events for four years. Despite the ban, the athletes can compete in competitions under a neutral flag. (Picture Credits: Financial Times) Read more about the ban at…