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Snapshot: Brexit: Is farming going to be another victim?

From 2021, Farmers will no longer benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy which funds UK agriculture at £3.5 billion annually. The Agriculture Bill provides the legislative framework for the replacement agricultural support schemes. The Government have described it as ‘landmark legislation to boost productivity and reward environmental improvements for decades to come.’ An amendment tabled …

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Hijabis Fight Back: Headscarf ruling sparks protests in Belgium

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The Constitutional Court of Belgium has mandated a ruling that allows a ban on religious symbols in higher education. Francisco Ferrer Brussels University college enacted a ban on headscarves, causing a group of Muslim women to file a claim against the university, which was subsequently sent to The Constitutional Court of Belgium for a ruling. …

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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: Wiley vs. Katie Hopkins… Double standards?

Last month, UK rapper Wiley’s stream of anti-Semitic posts on social media resulted in a permanent ban from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, as well as a police investigation. Rightfully so. However, the likes of Katie Hopkins — a white British commentator whose entire career is built on rampant Islamophobia, anti-Blackness and anti-Semitism — continue …

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Snapshot: The Slipper Revolution, a political crisis

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Violent protests in Belarus broke out following the elections that allowed president Aleksandr G. Lukashenko to remain in power winning 80% of the vote. With protestors demonstrating against the falsified elections and arresting political opponents, Lukashenko has been criticised as “Europe’s last dictator.” Demonstrations have coined the name Slipper Revolution as an aim to squash …

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Snapshot: Afghanistan government set to release the final 400 Taliban prisoners

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Eighty prisoners were reportedly released on Thursday the 14th of August 2020, said officials, with some of their crimes including attacks on Afghans and foreigners. This was only the beginning of the releases as the Afghan government plan to release 400 Taliban prisoners in total in order to pave a way for long-delayed peace talks. …

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Snapshot: What’s the deal with the EU long-term budget?

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Some of us might have heard of the recent EU budget negotiations due to the generous recovery fund for nations worst affected by the pandemic. However, as the budget awaits the approval of the European Parliament, certain issues are being raised about how short-sighted the deal is.   Due to the Covid-19 recovery fund some EU programmes are facing cuts, …

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