Studying in England: life of an expat student

TRANSLATED BY CORALIE FRACHISSE AND BEN LITTLEDYKE Every year, more and more Europeans decide to study abroad. One of them, Fiona, tells the Journal International about her life as a student in England. Fiona is a 19-year-old French student, who enrolled at the University of Surrey after receiving her baccalaureate (French high school diploma). She […]

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Les supporters du FK Sarajevo lors du derby contre Zelzelnicar en octobre 2016. Crédit photo Pierre-Alix Pajot.

Could the former Yugoslavia be on the cusp of a football renaissance with the Balkan League?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND VICTORIA WILLIAMS The dream of a football competition in the former Yugoslavia is on the way to becoming a reality. Beyond its symbolic significance, the Balkan League could turn out to be a breath of fresh air for sport in the region, after its football clubs have seen their most […]

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Un arbre seul au milieu du désert égyptien. Crédit ivabalk (Pixabay).

Is a forest in the desert a mirage or an oasis?

TRANSLATED BY ORIANE MOLLARET AND BEN LITTLEDYKE Egypt is an arid land which is made up of 96% sand where a forest just was planted in the middle of the desert. The forest called Serapium is supplied by wastewater. This is an initiative to combat desertification and poverty. Egypt was pioneer in the fields of […]

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Serge Sargsyan (au centre), Président Arménien, entouré de ses homologues des pays membres de l'OCTS ainsi que du secrétaire général de l'organisation Nikolai Bordyuzha (à gauche). Crédit Alexei Druzhinin / Kremlin Pool Photo via AP.

The Summit of the CSTO in Yerevan

TRANSLATED BY EILEEN O’SULLIVAN AND BEN LITTLEDYKE It’s been three years since Armenia surprised us. This small Caucasian country, that comes across as slow moving and folkloric, has attained great importance among analysists since 2013, a situation confirmed by the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) on October 14th in the capital city […]

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La maison de vacances du Premier ministre Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. Crédit Johan Wieland (Flickr).

Uncertain Parliamentary Elections in Iceland

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND BEN LITTLEDYKE On 29 October parliamentary elections will be held to determine the composition of the Albingi, the Icelandic Parliament. A dozen political parties are fielding candidates for this uncertain and highly-anticipated vote, which follows the Panama Papers scandal. At the time, the former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson lied […]

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Crédit Harout Arabian (Flickr).

Armenia reaffirms its support for Assad and Putin

Translated by Ben Littledyke and Mathieu Scott On October 8th, two Russian transport planes dispatched from Armenia arrived at the Russian military base of Hmeimin, in Latakia, Syria, a region controlled by government forces. The planes carried 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid provided by the Armenian government for the Armenian population in Latakia, Kessab, Tartus, […]

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