Opposition Party beats ruling military party in Thailand General Elections

Move Forward Party leader and prime ministerial candidate Pita Limjaroenrat in Bangkok on May 14 (Featured photo provided by Jack Taylor/AFP via Getty Images) Recently, in the 2023 Thai general election that took place on May 14, Move Foward, an anti-military opposition party, won the majority of the votes. This means that the party now has the most seats in the country’s House of Representatives and … Continue reading Opposition Party beats ruling military party in Thailand General Elections

Australia to crack down on vaping among youths

(Featured Image provided by Martin Ollman/Getty Images) The Australian government will ban the recreational use of e-cigarettes, reinforcing a law it has that makes them only obtainable through pharmacy prescriptions. The reason for this crackdown is due to the increasing use of e-cigs among Australian youth. According to the country’s health minister, Mark Butler, vaping has already become a major behavioral issue in high schools … Continue reading Australia to crack down on vaping among youths

Chinese ambassador to France suggests former Soviet states aren’t sovereign

Lu Shaye (pictured) is China’s ambassador to France (Photo provided by Benoit Tessier/Reuters/Files) Recently, China’s ambassador to France, Lu Shaye, made remarks which had Europe outraged and China trying to distance itself from him. Last week, in an interview with the French network La Chaîne Info (LCI), Lu was asked about his country’s stance on the Crimean peninsula, a former part of Ukraine that was … Continue reading Chinese ambassador to France suggests former Soviet states aren’t sovereign

Brazil’s Lula condemns invasion, calls for peace talks by neutral countries

(Featured image provided by REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO) On Tuesday, April 18th, Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva, condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it a “violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.” However, while Lula does express support for an eventual peaceful resolution to the war, other comments he’s made about the war have gotten some controversy. The reason for this comes after Lula recently visited China … Continue reading Brazil’s Lula condemns invasion, calls for peace talks by neutral countries

Leaked U.S. document alleges Egypt to supply Russia with rockets

(Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, visit missile cruiser Moskva in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, back on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Photo provided by Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Many United States (U.S.) government documents were recently leaked and shared on various social media sites, detailing U.S. intelligence on its allies and foes amidst the … Continue reading Leaked U.S. document alleges Egypt to supply Russia with rockets

Italy proposes new bill banning English in official communications

(Featured Photo provided by Times Now) After recently banning ChatGPT and laboratory-produced food from the country, Italy could now be looking towards doing the same for foreign languages, specifically English. Proposed by Fabio Rampelli, a politician and member of Italy’s far-right party, Brothers of Italy, this bill, if passed, would prohibit the use of English in all official documents. The draft bill stated that the … Continue reading Italy proposes new bill banning English in official communications

Protests in France over Pension Reform Bill

(Featured Image provided by AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez) For weeks, protests have been ongoing in France, and they’re not showing any signs of halting soon. These protests come after the Borne government, led by French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne and French President Emmanuel Macron, proposed a 2023 pension reform bill that would increase the national retirement age from 62 to 64 as well as require that … Continue reading Protests in France over Pension Reform Bill

U.K to increase Defense Spending ahead of AUKUS Deal

(Featured Image provided by Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP) United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Runak released a statement on Sunday that the UK will look towards expanding its military defense spending. Rishi stated that the budget increase by about £5 billion ($6 billion) is in response to the “epoch-defining” challenge presented by China and Russia’s war in Ukraine. Last year, the U.K. released the … Continue reading U.K to increase Defense Spending ahead of AUKUS Deal

Protests erupt in Georgia over foreign agents bill

(Photo provided by Zurab Tsertsvadze / Associated Press) Recently, the Parliament of the Republic of Georgia just passed the first reading of a draft law regarding “foreign agents.” Under this new law, any organization receiving more than 20% of its funding from external, non-state sources would need to register as a “foreign agent”, unless they want to face heavy fines from the government. On the … Continue reading Protests erupt in Georgia over foreign agents bill