French-Italian diplomatic relations worsens

By Helene Fung Relations between long term European Union allies France and Italy hit a new low, as the French Foreign Ministry recalls its ambassador to Italy. This is in response to a series of insults from Italy, including the decision this week by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio to meet with members…

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UN inquiry into journalist death points to Saudi officials

By Helene Fung A UN-led inquiry into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggiback on 2nd October, 2018, found that Saudi officials “planned and perpetrated” the torture and killing. The Washington Post journalist was murder by a team of Saudi operatives, and then his body was dismembered and moved to an unknown location. US intelligence agencies…

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Remains of Remains of explorer Matthew Flinders found under London train station

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: London Underground The remains of explorer Matthew Flinders, most known for having circumnavigated Australia 216 years ago, have been found at a burial site beneath London’s Euston station, which is currently undergoing an upgrade as part of the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project linking London and Birmingham. Archaeologists identified his…

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