Japan’s tally of new Covid-19 cases hit a record high for four consecutive days last week as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated his commitment to hosting the reorganised Olympic Games next year. Continue reading Delayed Tokyo Olympics facing new coronavirus hurdle as Japan sees record spike in new cases
Israel will accelerate their settlement construction in the West Bank during the final few months of a Trump presidency unless Britain speaks out, a Labour shadow minister has told Redaction Politics. Continue reading Labour: Britain must oppose West Bank settlements immediately – or risk accelerated construction until January
The internet has seen a 900% spike in the global use of hashtags encouraging violence against China and the Chinese. Despite this, there is still a strong cultural perception of East Asians in the West as a privileged group. Continue reading British Asians battle ‘privilege’ stigma amid three fold increase in racist abuse
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, head of PSOE, the Spanish socialists, and in coalition with anti-austerity party Podemos since January, has been taking increasingly ambitious steps in the direction of righting the balance. Continue reading Spain is finally facing up to its contentious past, but has the reckoning come at the wrong time?
It was less than seven days ago when the New York Times broke the story that President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. Continue reading A long week in politics – Trump, coronavirus and an unprecedented election cycle
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have accused pro-Beijing officials of using anti-mask law to silence opposition supporters. Continue reading Joshua Wong: Arrest of Hong Kong activist sees pro-democracy supporters cry foul over anti-mask law
Once a fringe proposal, Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been thrust into mainstream political discourse in recent months. Continue reading Coronavirus: Universal Basic Income could serve as welfare solution during and after pandemic
As businesses and people prepare for an easing of the lockdown, it becomes more important than ever that we have the right tools to prevent transmission from rising as a result. Continue reading Public support vital to contact tracing apps: Can NHSx provide this?
“We ran short of food and water. Many children and women were crying. We all started losing hope as the bodies of other refugees had to be thrown into the sea.” Continue reading How coronavirus is worsening the perilous plight of refugees
Once more, the coronavirus pandemic has seen the globe gripped with fear and anxiety, and led to mobilisation of unprecedented scale and manner. Continue reading Coronavirus: How Trump might weaponise the pandemic to boost his re-election bid