Global Affairs

Nepal Plan to Limit Women’s Freedom to Travel Abroad

A law proposed in Nepal will ban women from travelling abroad without permission from their families and local government officials. The restriction has been suggested by the Department of Immigration, which argued that it would prevent women from becoming victims of human trafficking, and make it easier for the government to help women in trouble Read More…

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‘Never Again’: Did We Really Mean it?

In the wake of Holocaust Memorial Day, many of our social media timelines were swept up in a wave of ‘Never Again’ remembrance posts. Originally used after the liberation of prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp following World War Two, it expressed our dedication to prevent future atrocities from happening againーto prevent future genocide. However, is Read More…

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The Myanmar Coup Exposes The Dangers of Rushing Democratization

On February 1st, Myanmar’s military orchestrated a coup against the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, asserting that the recent elections in which the NLD won by a landslide were fraudulent. In response to the military coup and the house arrest of the extremely popular NLD party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, hundreds of Read More…

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Navalny’s sentencing ruins Putin’s reputation at home and abroad

Featured image: “File:Alexey Navalny’s meeting at Bolotnaya Square 2013-09-09 5075.jpg” by putnik is licensed under CC BY 3.0 The arrest and subsequent trial of anti-Putin activist Alexei Navalny prompted mass protests across Russia, garnering the support of tens of thousands of people in more than 100 cities and towns in Russia, with numbers only rising.  Almost half are participating Read More…

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Abortion reform is now practically impossible in Honduras, but hope remains

In January, the Honduran Parliament approved a bill that practically cemented the total abortion ban that has been constitutionally enshrined since 1985. On Monday, 25th of January, the constitutional “lock” bill – as described to Vice World News by Mario Perez, the MP who tabled it –  was rubber-stamped. It is expected to be ratified Read More…

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Jack Ma: How China Tamed Its Entrepreneurial Elite, and Why The Chinese People Stand to Lose the Most

Chinese tech entrepreneur Jack Ma, founder and former chairman of eCommerce Giant Alibaba and formerly the wealthiest man in China, has recently announced plans to restructure his fintech empire Ant Group after falling out of favour with Chinese Communist Party leadership. Along with his recent muted reappearance after disappearing for nearly three months, this marks Read More…

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Far-right results overshadow incumbent’s win in Portugal presidential run

On Sunday the 24th of January, amid record rates of infection with over 11,000 new cases a day, Portugal went to the polls to choose its next president. As expected, the centre-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa easily won in the first round with 60.7% of the vote. However, it was the candidate placing third Read More…