Shallow Dive #6: Refugees, Mali & Old Man Joe

 

 

Turkey is encouraging refugees to head to Greece and the EU aren’t happy. Meanwhile climate change is only going to make the problem worse, on a global scale. Also British troops are heading to Mali.

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Further reading

Turkey turns a blind eye as refugees head for border.

The EU’s morality is facing a severe test when it comes to refugees. Greece aren’t helping.

It’s all part of a geopolitical balancing act regarding Turkey’s intervention in Syria, on the opposite side to Russia.

Turkey-US relations have been strained by the case of an evangelical pastor and Turkey’s buying of Russian weapons.

The EU and Turkey agreed a deal in 2016, but Turkey says the EU hasn’t held up its side.

Accession talks for Turkey to join the EU have been stalled for years.

The climate crisis will intensify the migrant crisis over the next few decades.

The US judiciary has ruled against the ‘Remain in Mexico’ strategy but allowed it continue, for now.

Here’s what it could mean for the 60,000 migrants in terrible conditions at the border.

British troops are back on the front line, fighting troops in Mali. Here’s what’s at stake.

France bypassed the national assembly to get through controversial pension reforms.

Australian news is changing forever.

Trump tells Colombia to keep using potentially carcinogenic herbicide to destroy coca plants.

Peace with the Taliban isn’t so peaceful.

Authoritarian uses crisis to punish vulnerable minority – in Hungary. 

SUPER TUESDAY WASN’T SO SUPER FOR WARREN

Shallow Dive #3: Justice, Badgers, and the BBC

 

The rule of law is under attack everywhere, it seems, but Ecuador. Plus Donald Trump’s many questions about badgers, and we ask: should the licence fee be scrapped?

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Further reading

Sajid Javid is out, after a cabinet reshuffle that was more dramatic than many expected.

The Roger Stone fiasco.

Roger Stone’s role in the Mueller investigation, explained.

Roger Stone threatened to kidnap Randy Credico’s dog.

Plans to reform judicial review in the UK.

Poland’s ominous plans to undermine the independence of their judiciary.

Ecuador’s president is undoing the damage done to the courts by the previous one.

report from the WWF argues that climate change will be devastating to our global economy.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sacks his chief of staff.

massive data breach in Israel.

Armed soldiers enter El Salvador’s parliament.

Matteo Salvini to stand trial over kidnapping charges.

Snow in Baghdad, for the first time in ten years.

The government is considering scrapping the licence fee.

Donald Trump had a lot of questions to do with badgers.