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The Weekly Recap – May 4th to May 11th

Last week, a certain number of events took place and are worth paying special attention to. As the 2015 British general election was supposed to be a dead heat, opinion polls were proved completely wrong. Instead of being neck and neck with Labour, the Conservatives won an overall majority with 331 seats. Labour leader Ed Miliband consequently resigned, for his …

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The Weekly Recap – April 20th to April 27th

Last week, a certain number of events took place and are worth paying special attention to. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev had, last Sunday, a landslide election victory with 97.7% of the vote. Running virtually unopposed, as his two opponents were pro-government, he will lead the country for another five years and extend a rule that already lasted more than 25 …

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What is Russia’s endgame?

After a series of airborne incursions last week, the latest news coming from Russia is the threat issued on March 20th, 2015, to Denmark. In quite an unsavoury piece published in a prominent Danish newspaper, the Jyllands-Posten, the Russian Ambassador to Denmark warned that the Scandinavian country would expose its warships to nuclear strikes if it accepted to host part …

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The Weekly Recap – March 9th to March 16th

Last week, a certain number of events took place and are worth paying special attention to. Forty-seven Republican senators have signed an open letter to Iran to warn its leaders that any deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme could be revoked once President Obama leaves office. In this case, any deal without Congressional approval would be nothing more than an agreement …

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