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UK parliament supports bill to outlaw ‘Vulture Funds’

On May 6th the UK House of Commons voted in support of the ‘Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery) Bill’. It was introduced using the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Labour MP Sally Keeble. This method is rarely successful and mainly used by backbenchers to raise awareness…

Worldwide protests on May Day

Thousands of people around the world marched in protest on May Day or International Workers Day. The main causes of protest were rises in unemployment and the management of the economic crisis. The protests were mainly peaceful though led to more serious clashes with the police…

Journalists indicted in North Korea

Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were arrested on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by the North Korean military on the border of China and North Korea. The reporters, who have been detained in North Korea for over a month, are charged with illegally entering the county…

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