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The Weekly Global Roundup: Protests In Hong Kong And Sudan (July 1 to 6, 2019)

In Hong Kong, on the 22nd anniversary of the Chinese handover, thousands marched through the city and some tried to storm the legislature. And in the country’s largest mass demonstration since earlier last month, tens of thousands of protestors gathered in Sudan. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Trump In The DMZ (June 24 to 29, 2019)

President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea, sharing a symbolic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. “With no time for the all-important backroom diplomacy, it is expected to be largely a photo opportunity”, and this handshake follows two prior meetings in Singapore and Vietnam which did not result in any deal. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Protests In Hong Kong; Advances To Same-Sex Rights (June 10 to 15, 2019)

Hong Kong protestors gathered in multiple demonstrations to oppose a controversial extradition bill to China, leading to its indefinite suspension, while there were advances to same-sex rights in Botswana and Ecuador. In Hong Kong, a protest of one million protestors was followed by an additional one, leading Chief Executive Carrie Lam to announce an indefinite suspension of the proposed extradition bill. In Botswana, the high court overturned a colonial-era law criminalising same-sex relations, and in Ecuador the highest court approved same-sex marriage in a five-to-four vote. This comes in the same week that the supreme court of Brazil voted to criminalise homophobia, and a week after Bhutan decriminalised homosexuality, by voting to repeal provisions saying that “unnatural sex” is illegal. Continue reading

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