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The Weekly Global Roundup: Electoral Developments In Europe (May 25 to June 1, 2019)

Austria had its first female chancellor, the fallout from the European elections continued, and United Kingdom (UK) parliamentarian Boris Johnson has emerged as front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. In Austria, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stepped down following the passage of a vote of no confidence in parliament – two weeks after the vice-chancellor resigned over allegations of corruption – and top court justice Brigitte Bierlein was named by the president as Austria’s first female chancellor. In Europe, no clear winner has yet emerged for the President of the European Commission, as the two oldest centre-right and centre-left political groups had their poorest performance since 1979. And in the UK, parliamentarian Boris Johnson, who has emerged as front-runner to replace the prime minister, been ordered to face accusations that while holding public office, he lied in order to sway voter opinion on Brexit. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Brexit – Or Lack Thereof – To Dominate Headlines Till April 12 (March 25 to 30, 2019)

As more than one million people in the United Kingdom (UK) gathered in London to call for a new Brexit referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected for the third time. In the same week, parliamentarians passed an amendment to give themselves the power to vote on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, which eventually failed for the third time. This, despite the earlier announcement by the prime minister that she would quit once Brexit has been delivered. In the aftermath of these developments, the UK is now slated to leave the European Union in less than two weeks – on April 12 – without a deal. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Tragedies In Bangladesh And India (February 18 to 23, 2019)

A fire in a Bangladeshi slum killed at least 110 people, and in India at least 150 died on a tea plantation after drinking toxic bootleg liquor. In Bangladesh – where millions live in squalid slums and where a promised crackdown on building violations has fallen short – the fire also destroyed hundreds of shanty homes. And in India, in addition to the death of the workers, the collision of two Air Force jets rehearsing for an air show display left one pilot dead, and an explosion at an illegal firework factory killed at least 10 people. Continue reading

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