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#StopJihadism: France’s new online weapon against radicalisation

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics Correspondent  In a bid to fight the recrudescence of radicalisation on its territory, the French government is launching its own “anti-propaganda” online platform under the hashtag #StopDjihadism. “Search for paradise and find hell: the jihadist propaganda wants to convince by describing a misleading " ideal ...

FRACKING: Government faces public rejection despite U-turn “victory”

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics Correspondent  A Tories U-turn vote on fast-track fracking is being dubbed a ‘huge victory’, but campaigners say now is not the time to celebrate. The government made a major U-turn on plans to fast-track UK fracking after accepting Labour proposals to tighten environmental regulations on ...

Cristina Kirchner: Nisman did not commit suicide

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics Correspondent   Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the president of Argentina, has said that she does not believe that prosecutor Alberto Nisman committed suicide, as new findings raise questions over his death. Nisman, who accused the Argentinian President and members of her government of colluding with ...

Charlie Hebdo’s survivors’ issue: a short lived solidarity?

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics reporter Charlie Hebdo’s “survivors’ issue” sold out within minutes as readers jostled and elbowed their way to grab a copy, but supporters warn this upsurge of solidarity could be short-lived. Demand for what is being called the "survivors' issue" of the Charlie Hebdo magazine was high across France ...

Charlie Hebdo attacks: Your personalised T-shirt for €20

By Elsa Buchanan,  Less than 48 hours after the violent attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left 12 dead, a macabre business around "Je Suis Charlie" has been emerging on the internet. Phone cases and personalised T-shirts vendors are using the tragedy to make money. You can now buy your personalised ...

Russia bans transsexual and transgender people from driving

By Elsa Buchanan,  Russia says drivers must not have 'sex disorders', and has listed transsexual and transgender people as those who will no longer qualify for driving licences.  Russia has banned transsexuals and people with "disorders" involving sexual preference and gender identity, including exhibitionists and fetishists, from obtaining driver's licenses. ...

Smells Like Team Spirit

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics reporter How a Brazilian sporting event company went from being FIFA’s darling to its backbiter They had hired men dressed as Amazon trees, indigenous canoes and R&B singer Jennifer Lopez. On the night of the 12 June, excitement must have reached fever pitch at Team Spirit, ...

The Story So Far

Jack Peat on TLE's story so far “While Jack Peat reports a far more balanced article concerning the failings of the Football League and not just Leeds bashing it doesn't cover up the inept report from one of his journalists which is why it had so many replies. If this is some sort ...

Meet PEGIDA, Germany’s middle class ‘pinstriped Nazis’

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics reporter They have been labelled "Nazis in pinstripes" by members of the government and rally by the thousands against asylum-seekers and the supposed threat of the "Islamification" of Germany. Yet, they are desperate to prove they are not racist to attract a wide range of supporters. Welcome into the world ...

Oil spill: Not another Bangladeshi catastrophe

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics reporter After initial news reports relayed pictures of the oil spill “catastrophe” in Bangladesh last week, the media have fallen somewhat silent. Disasters are so common in Bangladesh that they go unnoticed. Children covered in fuel oil up to their waist are trying to gather the sticky slick using ...

Can the US midterms revive the polemical TTIP?

This week’s midterm elections in the United States could be decisive for the controversial TTIP, but is Obama running out of time to complete the deal with the European Union? Elsa Buchanan discusses  As voters in the United States flock to the polling stations to define control over the Senate in ...

TTIP: Have we lost our democratic privileges?

By Elsa Buchanan As the European Commission and the US are busy negotiating a free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), campaigners say they are increasingly worried citizens are losing their democratic privileges. While corporations are looking forward to an improved trade and regulatory cooperation between the ...

Don’t sanction Russia – Integrate Putin

By Elsa Buchanan As US and EU leaders outline the finishing touches on their Russian economic sanctions, experts say Putin needs to be integrated to the debate, not economically quarantined The European Union and the US have finally imposed punitive economic sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow's continued support ...

The TTIP threat to locally-sourced food

Buying British Food and EU-US trade deal: Why you can’t have both, Mr Cameron By Elsa Buchanan David Cameron’s reshuffled government should be applauded for outlining a £400 million plan last week to boost the central government to buy fresh, locally sourced, seasonal British food. "Our long-term economic plan is ...

Israel-Gaza conflict: Is US’ back seat role a mistake?

By Elsa Buchanan The United States’ choice to take a more passive role in the Gaza conflict and delegate the responsibility of leading a ceasefire to Egypt is a blunder from the Obama administration, a leading academic has warned. But the US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to express ...

BRICS Bank versus the IMF: a zero-sum-game?

By Elsa Buchanan After a decade of anti-Western discourses, the world’s emerging economies have finally launched a pair of financial institutions they hope will challenge their pet hates, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Built on shared complaints and challenges, the new ‘mini IMF and World Bank’ has ...