I've created this section to showcase the interviews I have done from across my portfolio separately, in addition to under their main topic section. 

'Think again!' - Campaigner warns against potential Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

The fund is reported to be closing in on a takeover of English Premier League football club Newcastle United. This is despite Mr bin Salman and the Saudi government facing scrutiny over the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen. Speaking to express.co.uk, Andrew Smith of the Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “There should always be strict regulations regarding state bodies and individuals who are using institutions in the UK for personal enrichment or self-promotion, especia

Luanda Leaks: Angolan corruption hangs over Commonwealth application

The documents called the ‘Luanda Leaks’, mostly obtained by the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, showed Ms Dos Santos and her husband were given access to lucrative deals involving state assets. As reported by the BBC, Ms dos Santos is under investigation by Angolan authorities and has had her assets in the country frozen. Her father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos was Angolan President from 1979 to 2017. Dr Justin

Campaign group slams House of Lords amid relocation proposal - ‘Unreformed travesty!’

It was reported by The Sunday Times, a constitutional review in the spring may decide to move the upper chamber and could even replace it with an at least partially elected house. The Lords is not democratically elected, instead possessing 26 high ranking Church of England bishops and Lords selected for peerages by political leaders. Speaking to express.co.uk, Willie Sullivan, senior director of the Electoral Reform Society, argued simply relocating the Lords would not be enough. He said: “Brita

What does Tsai Ing-wen's landslide Taiwan election win mean for tense China relations?

Dr Jonathan Sullivan, the Director of China Programs at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute spoke to express.co.uk about how China could react to the result, he said the “PRC (People’s Republic of China) will continue to try to contain and stymie the Tsai government as much as possible, by maintaining the block on formal communications, poaching diplomatic allies, opposing Taiwan’s participation international society and trying to hold their ‘one China’ narrative in global dis

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong makes defiant call for fair and free elections

Speaking to express.co.uk, activist Joshua Wong, made this call, which he admitted might look unlikely. Mr Wong, did, however, warn not to underestimate the people power behind the protests. He said: “Free elections is our ultimate goal and it’s a must of ours to elect our own government, instead of [it being] handpicked by Beijing. “During this summer, from June to August, no-one could imagine the Hong Kong government would completely withdraw the bill but finally the government compromised an

Thousands of tourists visit the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site every year on holiday

The Ukrainian town of Pripyat was evacuated by Soviet authorities and remains a ghost town with no permanent population. However, there exist several tour companies offering trips and tours to Pripyat, now administered by Kiev’s State Emergency Service. Speaking to express.co.uk, Yaroslav Yemilianeko, head of Chernobyl tour said: “The vast majority of people consider Chernobyl to be a dark, polluted and abandoned place. “Thus, a project was born to show that Chernobyl is really the story of man

'Angola should not join Commonwealth' expert warns amidst Prince Harry's country visit

Reports have claimed that Harry’s visit to Angola may be motivated by a desire for the country to join the Commonwealth. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Attorney Ed Patricoff, a partner at Schutts & Bowen has warned against the nation’s entry into the organisation. Mr Patricoff explained: “It would be very troubling to see Angola join a distinguished association like the Commonwealth based on its history of corruption and trade abuse. “Just in the past three years, I have litigated two cases where U

Labour outrage: Corbyn accused of damaging education following leaked tax raid documents

A shadow treasury document seen by The Daily Telegraph suggests Labour could scrap discounted business rates and impose Value Added Tax (VAT) on fees. The leaked document says £1.64 billion a year could be raised annually under the plans. John O’ Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: "Politicians pushing short-sighted policies like this belong at the bottom of the class. “Reclassifying rates on certain items makes VAT even more complicated, and chasing charities for business

‘Emotionally out of control!’: Hong Kong protestor tears into police force amid chaos

The protestor, who did not wish to be named, is a member of Demosisto, a pro-democracy party formerly led by Nathan Law that posseses activist Joshua Wong as its secretary-general. Mr Law became the youngest ever member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council aged 23 in 2016 when he was elected to represent Hong Kong Island but disqualified after using the oath taking ceremony to spread his political message, which the Chinese National People’s Congress viewed as in violation of the Basic Law in Hong

Is THIS Russia’s daring secret plan to completely destroy China?

The book has a section that deals with a plan to take over neighbouring China. Mr Dugin’s book says the plan must start off with less sparsely populated Chinese Provinces such as Xinjiang and Tibet before moving on to Manchuria, having earlier said Mongolia should be taken over, this would create a buffer zone between the two powers. The book has not been translated from the original Russian yet, but one unofficial translation says it says China “must, to the maximum degree possible, be dismantl

Interview: Maragaret Cho

Cho notes she can be "very, very self-destructive" before adding: "I really wanted to make an effort to show how this is like so scary and this is real and this can happen. And so, that’s a big part of the show too." She cites the late Richard Pryor as an inspiration for helping her to develop this style of comedy: "what is really vital and exciting about comedy is that you can ride that edge of 'this is too much, like, this is wrong' and I learnt all about this from Richard Pryor, who was a gr

ConIFA World Football Cup: In Conversation with Kabylia Manager Lyes Immemai

“To be honest, it is the first time we are here to participate in the ConIFA World Cup, so it’s already something big. We are not happy about the results. We could do much better, we could be more prepared," he summarises. The Kabylia team got a real baptism of fire with an 8-0 defeat to Panjab in the opening match, a battling 0-0 draw with United Koreans in Japan meant they were not mathematically eliminated before their final Group D with Western Armenia, however, they were in need of a 14 go

Meet the former FIFA World Cup star and two students aiming for ConIFA glory

The National Student caught up with two younger members of their squad, 19-year-old midfielder Tong Lee, who spent last season at Staines Town in their Under 19 squad, and 20-year-old defender Yoo Jun Kang after a day of sightseeing in London and training. The two seemed in good spirits in the area of the ConIFA hotel and both expressed their excitement at playing in what is their first international tournament. "It's very nice," stated Yoo who explains: "I got injured before I came here, so I

ConIFA World Football Cup: In Conversation with Barawa FA's Haji Munye

Barawa FA were not even members of ConIFA during the last WFC in Abhkazia back in 2016, having joined in July that year. We spoke to Haji Munye, one of the key organisers of the team about why it was set up: "Initially it was set up to just create awareness, trying to use football as a tool of bringing people together, uniting people and at the same time use football to play games to raise some money and send it back home. The power football has to create change, that's what we mainly use it fo

ConIFA World Football Cup: The story of Ellan Vannin

The Ellan Vannin team was set up by the Manx International Football Alliance (MIFA) in November 2013. The Isle of Man already had a representative side at the point, under the control of the Isle of Man Football Association (IOMFA), an affiliate of the English FA. This side consisted of players registered to clubs on the island. However, Manx footballers based elsewhere were not eligible for selection and there was no requirement to have any familial ties to the island. So MIFA formed Ellan Va

ConIFA World Football Cup: In Conversation with Western Armenia's Yagan Hiraç

Western Armenia are one of the 16 teams competing in this summer's ConIFA World Football Cup. The National Student spoke to co-founder of their governing body, Football Federation of Western Armenia and player Yagan Hiraç ahead of the tournament. Western Armenia refers to the historic Armenian farmland which is now within the territory of the Republic of Turkey. The Federation was founded in 2015, Hiraç, 29, who plays in the Swiss third tier for Stade Nyonnais, was part of a group who organis

Interview: Justin Walley, Matabeleland Manager

the tournament. His plans for his side, , extend far beyond the tournament: " I think we might help reshape Zimbabwean football for the better. When Premier League clubs here see us doing a better job than them with their big money and our very limited resources, it will inevitably lead to change. We are empowering young men, giving them hope for the future. Those players who are to London will see their lives change for the better as a result of this experience. Some players will no doubt get s

Meet vice-presidential candidate Zohra Bouchamaoui

As part of The Howl’s coverage of the student elections, we have offered interview opportunities for every single candidate. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a date and time to speak to Zohra Bouchamaoui, who is standing for Vice-President for Education. The only way to speak to her before polling closes was to send her the questions and wait for her responses. The responses from the second year Investment and Financial Risk Management student are below: Why are you running to be VP for educat

Meet presidential candidate Kristina Perelygina

Inclusivity, diversity and community are the buzzwords for Financial Economics postgrad student Kristina Perelygina, who is in the running to become President of the student union. An international student, who did her undergraduate degree in International Political Economy at City, she is hoping to use her experience to aid her in the role she is attempting to win. Perelygina was not aware of the existence of the student union until her third year and this has influenced her decision to run: “
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