Tennis star Djokovic donation helps children’s charity
May19

Tennis star Djokovic donation helps children’s charity

British children’s charity Small Steps has been helped in a fund-raising auction by donations from international Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and a London (Richmond) gallery. Small Steps, which helps children with physical disabilities or genetic disorders, received the racket as a contribution to an auction held in May 2017. Small Steps says its fund-raising auctions help it work with children and enable them to stay...

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Can a Macron effect save UK from Brexit?
May08

Can a Macron effect save UK from Brexit?

Is President-elect Emmanuel Macron of France likely to be a beacon of hope for Britons? As recent polls suggest an increasing number of citizens in the UK see separation from the European Union as a potential disaster of epic proportions that cannot but affect every part of British society, and in more adverse ways than it is possible yet to foresee. Macron’s triumph can affect the Brexit process in various ways, some apparent...

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Syria: The story so far?
Jan31

Syria: The story so far?

Europe, not just the European Union, continues to blunder through policy and practice vis à vis Syria and its refugees as the turmoil in the country continues and the death toll mostly of the innocent mounts daily. And now there’s President Donald Trump of the United States, and the future for Syria, the Middle East and indeed the whole of Europe and the West looks uncertain. Amidst these multiple imponderables comes a new book...

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Law firm seeks Parliament debate and vote on Brexit
Jul04

Law firm seeks Parliament debate and vote on Brexit

British law firm Mishcon de Reya says it is taking action to ensure the formal process for the UK leaving the European Union is not started without an act of Parliament. Mishcon de Reya, which said it is acting for a group of business people and academics, pointed out it would be unlawful for a prime minister to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty without a full debate and vote in Parliament. The legal action comes after the UK...

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US competitive edge surpassed by Switzerland and Hong Kong: IMD
May31

US competitive edge surpassed by Switzerland and Hong Kong: IMD

Switzerland and Hong Kong have surpassed the United States as the most competitive places in this year’s rankings of the world’s strongest economies, the International Institute for Management Development said in its annual survey that rolls out the the fittest and the feeble among global business performers. In the 2016 World Competitiveness rankings produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, the United States was...

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Greek problems compounded by refugee influx
Jun25

Greek problems compounded by refugee influx

The Greek humanitarian crisis – no, not the one caused by economic meltdown – is mounting as the country’s support systems for the foreigners fleeing war are pushed to breaking point. Advocacy group Amnesty International wants European leaders at the EU Summit, opening in Brussels Thursday, to do more to resolve the refugee crisis. A sharp increase in refugees arriving on Greece’s Aegean islands is pushing an already faltering...

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