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Abe looks to secure Japan’s status in meetings with Trump

WHO: Dr Ra Mason

"PM Abe will be looking for reassurances from Donald Trump that the two leaders are still on the same page with regards to North Korea."

EU's draft withdrawal treaty

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"[I]t is possible for Northern Ireland to remain in the single market even after Brexit. Such a solution would be a recognition of the special constitutional status of Northern Ireland as established in the Good Friday Agreement."

German diesel ban sends chill through industry

WHO: Prof Konstantinos Chalvatzis

"This will be a vicious circle for diesel vehicles in Europe."

Trump’s background checks and ‘bump stock’ bans won’t stem the tide of mass shootings

WHO: Dr Emma Long

"For a sign of how little impact on guns the tightening of background checks and the regulation of so-called “bump stocks” will have, it’s worth noting that the National Rifle Association supports both."

US tax laws fuel Amazon job cuts

WHO: Prof Paul Dobson

"Job cuts under the guise of streamlining operations at Amazon signal a change in direction for the global giant, with a focus on profitability and not just sales growth."

Ethics in theatre needs to start in drama school

WHO: Dr Daniel Foster

“Teaching ethics to theatre students will only lead to better art, to more creative, more truly collaborative, and even more daring solutions to problems."

Calais refugee announcement falls short

WHO: Dr Alexandria Innes and Ms Hari Reed

“Increased security measures do nothing to address the real issue and are historically ineffective in reducing irregular migration.”

Trump’s base emboldened by comments

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

"This sort of language, with its frisson of the forbidden, is exactly what Trump's base most wants to hear."

Time to listen to women in the entertainment industry

WHO: Dr Helen Warner

“The Golden Globe awards represents an historic moment in which women of Hollywood not only spoke out but also listened."

Deal is a step towards "smooth and structured" EU withdrawal

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"Today's agreement...is a step towards a smooth and structured withdrawal of the UK from the EU."

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