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Archive for May 19th, 2017

Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms All Hail Macron! All Hail Macron! The new French President is the latest international political darling, man of the hour and flavour of—well at least a month.

Mrs May’s Manifesto: Clever or Too Clever?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May has taken the opportunity to capitalise on a predicted landslide ‘Brexit steered’ General Election victory to add a few surprises.

A year in office, Taiwan’s Tsai seeks Beijing’s goodwill to help curb anti-China sentiment

Tyrone Siu/Reuters   By J.R. Wu Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is signalling she needs more give and take from China to rein in hardliners on an island China considers its own, officials say, but Beijing is unlikely to budge months before its five-yearly Communist Party Congress.

Poetry

Katie Allen   By Naa Dedei Botchwey

Drug Traffickers and GPS Technology

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire The evolution of maritime trafficking expertise proves drug traffickers have both motive and means to develop new strategies that ensure delivery of their illicit cargo. Law enforcement agencies’ counter-narcotics sections challenge by placing state-of-the-art equipment and utilizing innovative interdiction methods, underworld characters manipulating legally available technology.

A Vote for the Homeless

BBC photo   By Hazel Speed ‘Hats Off’ to Alec McFadden who has intervened to ensure that the homeless people, who live close to where he works as Manager, of the Unemployment and Community Resource Centre, for Salford and Manchester, can vote.

How India Functions Under Modi – Part Five

Reuters photo   By Ratnesh Dwivedi   Press Information Bureau, Government of India

Poetry

AFP photo   By Ron Larson