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Zaghari-Ratcliffe Sentence Extended by 12 months in Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been jailed for 12 months in prison in Iran. According to BBC News, Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘has been sentenced to a further year in prison and a one-year travel ban after being found guilty of propaganda against the regime in Iran'  Her lawyer said she was accused of taking part in a protest in London 12 years ago and speaking to the BBC Persian Service. The British-Iranian charity worker was first jailed in Tehran in 2016

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Biden’s First 100 Days: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

As he addressed Congress for the first time since taking office,  Joe Biden completed his 100th day in office as President of the United States this week. Unlike some previous presidents, there was to be no honeymoon period for Biden as he entered into office during an extraordinarily turbulent period in US history. Given the number of challenges which have arrived thick and fast in his first 100 days in office, how has this veteran of American politics performed so far?

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Common Agricultural Policy and Climate

Common Agricultural Policy or CAP is something that the majority of people know little or nothing about, but it shapes our lives nonetheless. In recent years the focus of CAP has moved from just supporting farm incomes to to also focusing on the environment. This has been seen as  a step in the right direction, but the way this process must occur is complex and volatile. 

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Nomadland Review: Forgotten America wins big at the Oscars

After much fanfare, Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland took home 3 Oscars at this year’s ceremony. A contemplative piece on a forgotten part of American life, the film eschews traditional story narratives in favour of chronicling a series of meetings that its central character has on her journey. The effect is as beautiful as it is compelling.

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The Rise of The German Greens

After the selection of Armin Laschet as the CDU/CSU candidate for Chancellor by the CDU’s executive the bloc seems to be stalling in the polls, gaining roughly from 24-28% of support in the most recent surveys. The party that is gaining support at the moment is the Green party, its recording phenomenal support, one that was not seen in Germany for many years. 

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