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United Kingdom Officials Resign

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On Monday, UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned their positions (Reuters 1). The resignations come days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured an agreement from senior ministers on an exit strategy for Brexit (Reuters 2). According to Davis, UK leaders were “giving away too […]

Momentum Moving in Favor of Paris Climate Agreement

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At this year’s G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, the United States and China jointly ratified the Paris Accords. The agreement calls for 55 parties, accounting for 55% of the world’s carbon emissions, to pledge to reduce emissions until the average global temperature is reduced to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (New York Times). Previously, […]

UK Government Sentences Choudary to Prison

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Anjem Choudary, a radical Islamist preacher, was sentenced to prison for five-and-a-half years for inviting support of the Islamic State terror group. Choudary has led radical groups such as Al-Muhajiroun, Islam4UK and Muslims Against Crusades for the past 20 years, and is responsible for helping to radicalize many young people (AP). In 2014, Choudary was […]

Brexit, Stage Left

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In 2013, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union (EU), hoping to calm internal divisions in his Conservative Party (NYT). Following Cameron’s re-election in the 2015 parliamentary elections, he successfully pushed for legislation that called for a referendum on EU membership to […]