Drapeau du Royaume-Uni. Crédit Rob Micthell.

Brexit: A Divided Northern Ireland

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND ALISON ARLOW Since March, Brexit has led the British regions to rethink their relations with England and Europe. The discussion surrounding the hardening of a North Irish Border has led to a debate on the potential reunification of Northern and Southern Ireland. Northern Ireland has always been an instable and […]

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Portugal plays the silver economy card

TRANSLATED BY ALISON ARLOW AND LISETE FERNANDES An increasing number of pensioners decide to spend their retirement days in Portugal, making a return on the Lusitanian silver economy. Portugal, alongside Greece, was considered for as the weak link in Europe during the debt crisis. Abandoned by investors, financial circles expected the worst for the national […]

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Crédit Muriel Epailly.

Gambia: The end of Yaya Jammeh’s reign

TRANSLATED BY NIAMH WEEKES AND ALISON ARLOW Yaya Jammeh, President of Gambia of 22 years following a coup d’état, has seceded from power under threat of west-African state military intervention and has found asylum in Equatorial Guinea. Even having lost the election to his opponent Adama Barrow, he refused to give up his seat. The […]

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Les fonds de l'Océan Pacifique. Crédit Valérie Hukalo.

Discovering Earths untapped Land, part 1/5: “Under the Ocean…”

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND ALISON ARLOW The world has not yet revealed all its treasures. Many biodiversity reserves remain untouched by human activity. Faced with the depletion of natural resources, Man is stretching its limits and is reaching more and more isolated areas of the globe. These rare lands could be his passport to life […]

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Crédit Envolée Culturelle DR.

My brother’s husband: homosexuality in the land of the Rising Sun?

Original article reproduced in partnership and with permission from L’Envolée Culturelle. TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND ALISON ARLOW My Brother’s Husband is a manga written by Gengoroh Tagame and published by Akata. It is still being produced in the land of the rising sun as well as in France, and will reach the Anglophone market this […]

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The Chinese educational system: strictness, patriotism and selectivity

TRANSLATED BY ÀLEX MASPOCH LUQUE AND ALISON ARLOW In China there’s a conception and a view of education that is sometimes different from the rest of the world. Le Journal International met with two Chinese students to analyse this educational system which is based on strictness, patriotism and selectivity. Like many countries, children can join […]

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