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Richard Galpin

World Affairs Correspondent — BBC
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BBC World Affairs Correspondent based in London. Previous postings in Moscow, Athens, Jakarta, Islamabad and Dhaka.

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@Groovy_Toon my understanding is that Guam is not formally part of the USA, see below - but maybe this is wrong? "Under United States law, an unincorporated territory is an area controlled by the United States government which is not part of (i.e., "incorporated" in) the United States"
#Hawaii false missile alert sparks panic - but why did it take the authorities 18 minutes before sending first messages (via email!) telling people it was a mistake and 38 mins before sending out the same message as a text to mobile phones?  #USA
How can this be possible in the supposed freedom-loving #USA ? - A teacher who dared to raise concerns about salary levels ended up being taken away by the police in handcuffs
#HumanRightsWatch says it fears for life of Oyub Titiev, head of #Chechnya office of Memorial Human Rights organisation, who was arrested on Monday by Chechen authorities. They also fear it is attempt by authorities to finally push Memorial out of Chechnya. #Russia #Kremlin
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