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The war in Ukraine: is an end in sight?

Life in Kyiv seems normal in the summer of 2023. Adults rush to their work with a cup of coffee in the morning, while children enjoy their holiday playing in parks. People discuss Barbie and Oppenheimer like they do in other parts of the world. Everything seems normal, but the...
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Posted Sep. 26, 2023

Nursing strikes end amidst low union member turnout

Trade union laws and the lack of online voting have brought the NHS nurses’ strikes to an end. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union’s ballot on further industrial action closed on 23 June. Prior to the results, the union was uncertain if sufficient numbers of members could get their...
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Posted Jul. 28, 2023

‘Asteroid City’ blurs the line between normality and abnormality

Asteroid City, directed by Wes Anderson, is one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated films. Set in 1955, it presents a weird story where a group of talented American students and their parents gather for a scholarly competition in the desert town of Asteroid City. One day, they encounter an alien...
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Posted Jul. 8, 2023

What happened in the Turkish presidential election?

Described as ‘2023’s most important election’ by Western media, the Turkish presidential election was also the most dramatic one. It was a battle between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s far-right President since 2014, and Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the country’s primary opposition leader. Three days before the election, a candidate suddenly withdrew. Unlike...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2023

Putin jailed? Demystifying the ICC arrest warrant.

On 17 March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin for overseeing the abduction of Ukrainian children to Russia. It is the first warrant issued by the ICC for crimes committed in the Ukraine war, and one of few warrants against a...
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Posted Apr. 2, 2023