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Japan’s Prime Minister resigns as country craters on the brink

A pandemic, delayed Olympics and a stagnant economy are all challenges that will have to be met. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, is set to step down from the post he has held for over 8 years due to recurring health troubles. The move will be formalised as soon as his party has chosen a …

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Snapshot Update: ‘Triple Lock’ pensions under threat

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A new proposal by Rishi Sunak could do away with the triple lock on pensions to ease the pressure on the treasury in responding to the pandemic. The triple lock increases pensions in line with the rising cost of living seen in the CPI measure of inflation, increasing average wages, or 2.5%, whichever of those …

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Councils confront funding crisis in the face of the Coronavirus.

As the coronavirus sweeps the globe governments are having to step up in order to meet the challenge. Public health concerns have forced them to impose quarantines on their citizens. Those that can work from home have been told to do so and all, but essential business have been instructed to shutter. The effects of …

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Hungary’s Orbán becomes a de-facto dictator

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What happened? The Hungarian parliament has voted in the face of the coronavirus pandemic to allow the government of Victor Orbán to rule by decree indefinitely. This decree gives the prime minister free rein to combat the virus but raises questions as to how it will be used.  The decree, which passed with a two-thirds …

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Impeachment or the 500th bump in the road for Trump?

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Trump opens an impeachment inquiry by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political opponent. It turns out that there is actually a limit to how much the American congress will allow Trump to get away with. For the past two years, horrified observers have looked on as Trump has separated asylum seekers from their children for …

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