Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida shakes up cabinet following controversial political ties

After recent controversy surrounding potential ties to the Unification Church, the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, has decided to shuffle up his cabinet, a government body of highly elected officials that advise the Prime Minister. It all started about a month ago after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known in Japan for his “Abenomics” initiative to jumpstart the country’s economy and … Continue reading Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida shakes up cabinet following controversial political ties

Doughnuts Around the World

Donuts, the perfect breakfast on the go or a “pick-me-up” after a long day of school or work. There’s the classical glazed, chocolate or strawberry frosting with or without sprinkles. However, there are many other varieties of the doughy treat around the world. The doughy pastry is so popular, it has its own national day.  Most people know the donut as a fluffy, doughy, and … Continue reading Doughnuts Around the World

Azov Battalion surrenders in Mariupol

Recently, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated that the besieged city of Mariupol, specifically the Azov Battalion inside of the bunkers under the Azovstal Steel Plant, surrendered to Russian forces, and evacuated the nuclear bunkers underneath the Azovstal plant. Ukrainian forces had been trapped inside of the city for almost 2 months after it was surrounded near the start of the Russian … Continue reading Azov Battalion surrenders in Mariupol

Colombia Legalized Abortions for the First 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

By: Tricia Desroches Columbia has legalized abortions for up to 24 weeks. They were legalized on February 21, 2022. Columbia used to be a very conservative country with a majority of the country having strong Catholic beliefs. Before 2006 abortions were completely banned. Since abortions were illegal, women found hazardous ways to stop their pregnancies.  Out of the countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, … Continue reading Colombia Legalized Abortions for the First 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

“Bongbong” to win Philippines presidential election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, better known as “Bongbong” to the Filipinos as well as the son of the late dictator Marcos Sr, is set to win the Philippines’ presidential election according to some unofficial results. 95% of the total votes have been counted so far, and Bongbong had an astonishing lead of about 30 million votes, while his closest rival, the incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo, … Continue reading “Bongbong” to win Philippines presidential election

Macron Reelected in 2022 French Elections- brings fears of Far-Right surge

Recently, France held their annual 5-year presidential elections. The victor in the elections was Emmanuel Macron, the Incumbent French President, who defeated his far-right opponent of the Republique Nationale party, Marine Le Pen. Le Pen had run three times before this election for president, and had slowly increased in popularity every election season. However, Le Pen lost by nearly 10% of the French vote to … Continue reading Macron Reelected in 2022 French Elections- brings fears of Far-Right surge

Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

In November of 2000, two notebooks that initially belonged to the famous naturalist Charles Darwin were taken out of storage at Cambridge University in England to be photographed. It was completed in the same month. However, it was discovered during a routine check made in January of the following year that the box which contained the books had not been returned to its original place. … Continue reading Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

1 Month of War in Ukraine

After over one month of the war in Ukraine between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Ukraine, the war continues. Russian forces have been unable to capture any Ukrainian major city after about a month of campaigning through Ukraine, with their forces being currently nearly stalled on all fronts in Ukraine. Their offensive into Ukraine in February was stalled in mid-March with logistical problems … Continue reading 1 Month of War in Ukraine

Moscow bans interview of Zelensky talking about the war

It’s already one month into the war and not much is changing between Russia and Ukraine. Many Ukrainians continue to flee the country, and the Russian government continues to crack down on the spread of “fake news” about the war in the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin has even gone as far as to sign a new law in which anyone who is found to … Continue reading Moscow bans interview of Zelensky talking about the war

Saudi Arabia Conducts Mass Execution of 81 Men

Recently, in the country of Saudi Arabia in Southwest Asia, 81 Men were beheaded in a mass execution on March 12th. Most of the men were charged with Terrorism-Related Offences for participating in pro-Shiite Muslim protests in the country during 2011 and 2012. The protesters asked for greater political participation from the Saudi Government, however, most were denied and almost immediately arrested by both Islamic … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Conducts Mass Execution of 81 Men