The growing number of Eurosceptics is threatening the UK government’s intentions to fight the challenge of the UK Independence Party in obtaining the significant number of voters supporting the UK’s EU exit.
Following a record-breaking vote —the highest election turnout in 24 years, the Catalan News Agency reports— Catalonia has joined Scotland in taking the first steps towards becoming an independent country.
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For those of you who have watched James Cameron’s Avatar, if you cast your mind back you might remember that in this film a well-informed fantastical ecology was created, with many of its constituent animals and plants showing utterly alien traits, such as six-legged elephant-horses, and bizarre iridescent blue plants.
We are sitting around watching the Syrian crisis, while evil is allowed to flourish. Dr. Sima Barmania tells us why this is unacceptable, and has a conversation with one of Assad’s old teachers, Dr. Mousa Al Kurdi.
An Argentine government video that shows an Argentine athlete training on the Falklands Islands / Malvinas and claims them for that country has created furore. But Mariana Marcaletti says that this isn’t the usual sabre rattling: it’s the start of a different kind of politics for the Argentinian government.
“Everyone” is getting geared up for the summer of celebration, or at least so the Establishment tells us. But these are welcome diversions from more serious issues, says James Bloodworth.
Governments around the world should take a page from online business’s book to provide better access, accountability and services for their citizens.
What the frack? It’s damaging water supplies and causing earthquakes – so why is the Environmental Protection Agency so slow to act?
The rural town of Dimcock, Pennsylvania, in the US, rests in the rolling hills in Susquehanna County. It used to be picturesque, but today it boasts more blight than Appalachian charm.
Today (18 October), a number of representatives from charities like the International Organisation for Migration, Barnardos and the Human Trafficking Foundation will be in Trafalgar Square, London, imprisoned underneath a giant, upside-down shopping trolley.
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