After the Vote: Brexit

We provide updates on progress and setbacks concerning the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On June 23, 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted on whether to have the UK leave the European Union. The result: just under 52% voted for leaving. Soon...

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French Govt Defeat Motion

A no-confidence motion against the government of Édouard Philippe and Emmanuel Macron was defeated in France’s National Assembly. PARIS, FRANCE — In part due to the immediate political climate fostered by les gilets jaunes (translated as “yellow jackets”) protesting recent fiscal and societal reforms, the far-left opposition of the...

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Funeral: George HW Bush

World dignitaries, family, and friends gather at National Cathedral for the state funeral of former President George HW Bush. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, an important part of the state funeral ceremonies for former United States President George HW Bush is being held at the National Cathedral in Washinton DC....

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Winnie Mandela Passes

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The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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Nganang Arrêté

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Accusé d’« outrage au chef de l’Etat », Patrice Nganang, camerounais, professeur de la littérature comparée, reste en prison. DOUALA, CAMEROUN — Un jour après avoir publié le 5 décembre un « Carnet de route en (zone) dite anglophone » sur le site de l’hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique, Patrice Nganang,...

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Inmi-Vecindad en Barcelona

Men Holding a Banner Against Borders

Barcelona ofrece a los inmigrantes el “documento de vecindad,” que les ayudara integrarse en la ciudad y una vida regular. BARCELONA, ESPAÑA — El Ayuntamiento de Barcelona ha anunciado que, a partir de los principios del diciembre, los vecinos de Barcelona en situación irregular en España pueden solicitar al Ayuntamiento...

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Zimbabwe in Military Control

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The Army has today taken control of Zimbabwe, while indicating that none of their activities constitute a coup. HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Early Wednesday, the Army took state control of Zimbabwe, assuring the public that the action was “not a coup.” Rather, the goal is to “target criminals” around the...

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Military Seizes Zimbabwe

People Walking Across Street with Tank and Soldier in Background

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces took over the Broadcasting Corporation to make a national announcement — of state-control, transition.HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Early Wednesday, the Army took state control of Zimbabwe, assuring the public that the action is “not a coup.” Rather, the goal is to “target criminals” around the head of...

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Burundi Opposes ICC

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Burundi, long in tense dialogue with the International Criminal Court, now declares non-cooperation with an ICC investigation of alleged crimes. BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI — Burundi, the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), has recently declared its intent not to cooperate with the Court’s ongoing investigation of reported crimes....

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Burundi’s Non, Again to ICC

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Burundi, long in tense dialogue with the International Criminal Court, now declares non-cooperation with an ICC investigation of alleged crimes. BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI — Burundi, the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), has recently declared its intent not to cooperate with the Court’s ongoing investigation of reported...

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