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Venezuelan civil war at stake without peaceful dialogue

WHO: Dr Hazel Marsh

"“Many poorer Venezuelans who benefitted under Chavismo fear that a return to the political right would reverse all their gains, and worse."

Grand jury could signal deeper investigation of Trump

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

"The fact that Mueller has impanelled a grand jury suggests that he may be investigating Trump and his associates for other crimes, perhaps related to their financial dealings with Russia."

Chaos reigns while “mega-Mooch” is in the White House

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

"Anthony Scaramucci has been called Donald Trump's ‘mini-me’, but as long as the man in charge is himself a ‘mega-Mooch,’ the chaos will continue.”

A year later and Pokémon is still Go-ing strong

WHO: Dr Tom Phillips

"The mobile aspect of the game had great appeal in allowing urban exploration and a sense of seeing the familiar through a tourist gaze.”

Compromise needed to break Cyprus talks deadlock

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"Unless both communities and the Guarantor Powers are willing to compromise, it is difficult to see how the current deadlock can be lifted.”

North Korea missile takes aim at East Asia dynamics

WHO: Dr Ra Mason

"The launching of missiles by North Korea, with primarily political objectives, is nothing new, but the current positions of China and Japan do make the current dynamics in East Asia potentially more fluid than they have been for some time."

Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The UK is heading slowly but surely towards a constitutional stalemate very similar to the one triggered by the Catalan independentist movement in Spain. The political developments this week mark another step towards this direction."

Fractures rare but aerial challenges risk concussion

WHO: Dr Michael Grey

"The old heavy-ball argument often touted as the source of concussion in football is a red herring."

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