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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… Continue reading Opposition Party beats ruling military party in Thailand General Elections

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

FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, visit missile cruiser Moskva ( Moscow) in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Russia is negotiating an agreement with Egypt that would allow its warplanes to use Egyptian air bases, according to a government document released Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 a deal that would allow Moscow to further increase its military foothold in the Mediterranean. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, file)

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

St Petersburg Café Explosion kills Russian Blogger, injures 42 others

Recently, a large explosion in Russia’s second-largest city, Saint Petersburg, killed Russian blogger Vladlen Tatarsky in a small cafe while he was hosting a public event. The explosion also injured 40-50 other people, with the Russian government reporting that 24 people were hospitalized as a result of the explosion. The… Continue reading St Petersburg Café Explosion kills Russian Blogger, injures 42 others

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… Continue reading Italy proposes new bill banning English in official communications

Hungary and Türkiye approve Finland’s ascension to NATO, but hold off on approving Sweden

Recently, the Parliament and government of Hungary under the presidency of Viktor Orban approved a Finnish bid to be accepted into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a large military alliance that has existed since the end of World War II. However, both the Hungarian and Turkish governments have refused… Continue reading Hungary and Türkiye approve Finland’s ascension to NATO, but hold off on approving Sweden

A man waves a Georgian national flag in front of a burning barricade as other protesters stand behind not far from the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, March 9, 2023. Police in Georgia’s capital have fired water cannon and tear-gas to disperse demonstrators around the parliament building protesting a draft law aimed at curbing the influence of “foreign agents”, among fears it could be used to silence oppositions. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

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… Continue reading Protests erupt in Georgia over foreign agents bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address at the Gostiny Dvor conference centre in central Moscow on February 21, 2023. (Photo by Ramil SITDIKOV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

Russia Suspends New START Nuclear Treaty with United States

Recently, the Russian Federation under the leadership of Vladimir Putin has suspended their “New START” nuclear treaty with the United States under the presidency of Joe Biden. The “New START” treaty, as defined by the US Department of State, “enhances U.S national security by placing verifiable limits on all Russian-deployed… Continue reading Russia Suspends New START Nuclear Treaty with United States

Cambodia’s last independent media outlet shut down by the Prime Minister

(Featured Image provided by REUTERS/Johanna Geron) Recently, Voice of Democracy (VOD), one of Cambodia’s last independent and non-state-controlled media outlets, was just shut down by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Originally launched in 2003, the Phnom Penh-based radio station was run by the nongovernmental organization Cambodian Center for Independent Media… Continue reading Cambodia’s last independent media outlet shut down by the Prime Minister

Ukraine Receives Western Tanks, Potential Effect on War Effort

On Wednesday, several western countries and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) confirmed that they will be sending Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine. Tanks in the package include Leopard 2 MBTs (German) and M1A1 Abrams MBTs (United States). Sources from CNN familiar with the ongoing American deliberations… Continue reading Ukraine Receives Western Tanks, Potential Effect on War Effort

Supporters of Ex Brazilian President Storm Capital and State Institutions

Supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro recently stormed the National Congress of Brazil and the Três Poderes Plaza (Three Powers Plaza) in Brasilia, the nation’s capital. Protestors attacked and successfully entered the National Congress, Supreme Court, and Presidential Palace after overwhelming security forces who were sent to protect the… Continue reading Supporters of Ex Brazilian President Storm Capital and State Institutions

Russia War Crimes document circulating in EU, opposed by ICC chief prosecutor

Recently, a draft has been going around a United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York for a Nuremberg-like tribunal to hold Russia responsible for all the war crimes it has committed in its war on Ukraine. Ever since the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24th this year under the… Continue reading Russia War Crimes document circulating in EU, opposed by ICC chief prosecutor

China COVID-19 Lockdown force government to loosen restrictions

In China’s Xinjiang Province, protests have erupted in recent weeks over the Chinese government’s strict enforcement of its COVID-19 policies. Rumors began spreading after a fire in the capital city of the Xinjiang Province, Ürümqi, killed 10 Ürümqi residents and injured many more. Video of the fire captured by nearby… Continue reading China COVID-19 Lockdown force government to loosen restrictions

Drug Cartel responsible for 1/3 of all cocaine trade in Europe has been taken down

(Featured image provided by REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo) Recently, law enforcement authorities from six different countries joined together to take down a major cartel in Europe which is allegedly responsible for a third of all cocaine trading in the continent. Europol, the European Union’s (EU) government crime agency, said on Monday… Continue reading Drug Cartel responsible for 1/3 of all cocaine trade in Europe has been taken down

Philippine Prison Chief charged for murder of a journalist

(Featured photo provided by Dante Diosina Jr. / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Recently, police in the Philippines have accused the country’s Chief of Prisons, Gerald Bantag (and his associates) of being responsible for the death of a journalist last month. Percival Mabasa, a 63-year-old journalist who also went by… Continue reading Philippine Prison Chief charged for murder of a journalist

Nancy Pelosi’s Husband harmed in Hammer Attack at San Francisco Home

Recently, Vice President Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was attacked in their San Francisco home by a man named David DePape. Pelosi’s residence was broken into on Friday by Depape after he smashed the back patio entrance’s glass with a hammer. After gaining entry to the house, instead of finding… Continue reading Nancy Pelosi’s Husband harmed in Hammer Attack at San Francisco Home

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, OCTOBER 31 : Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gives a press conference after the election results at the Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 31 , 2022. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of the Republic for the third time. The PT beat President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in the second round. This is the PT’s fifth election as head of the country âalways in the second roundâ and the first time that a president in office loses reelection. won in 2002 and 2006. Rodrigues Alves (1902 and 1918), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1994 and 1998) and Dilma Rousseff (2010 and 2014) won twice âGetulio Vargas was elected indirectly in 1934 and by direct vote in 1950. (Photo by Danilo Martins Yoshioka/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Lula wins the Brazilian Presidential Election

(Featured image provided by DANILO MARTINS YOSHIOKA/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES) After a very tight election this Sunday, Luiz Inácio da Silva, also known as “Lula” to Brazilians, just won the office of the President of Brazil. This win marks a return of leftist power to Brazil, as the previous… Continue reading Lula wins the Brazilian Presidential Election

Russia secretly works on occupied NPP while accusing Ukraine of “Dirty Bomb” Plot

The defense minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shoigu, recently made several phone calls to the defense ministries of the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), France, and Turkey; alleging that Ukraine was posed to launch a so-called “dirty bomb”. The UK, US, and France almost immediately denied the allegations,… Continue reading Russia secretly works on occupied NPP while accusing Ukraine of “Dirty Bomb” Plot

Norway arrests suspected Russian Spy who posed as a Brazilian Researcher

(Featured Image provided by The Guardian) Recently, Norway’s domestic security agency arrested a man who is suspected to be a Russian spy on Monday, October 24, 2022. The suspect, José Assis Giammaria, is supposedly a Brazilian national who worked at the University of Tromsø as a researcher. According to the… Continue reading Norway arrests suspected Russian Spy who posed as a Brazilian Researcher

Retired American Military Generals taking Arab Military Positions

A recent article by the Washington Post has revealed that around 500 former military generals, members, and officers from the American military have been taking up job offers from several Persian Gulf and North African countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The jobs have been related… Continue reading Retired American Military Generals taking Arab Military Positions

Schoolgirl in Iran beaten to death after not singing pro-regime song

(Featured Image provided by Wikipedia) Recently, 16-year-old schoolgirl Asra Panahi died on October 13, 2022, after Iranian police raided her school and beat her to death after she refused to sing a song praising Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The incident occurred last Thursday at the Shahed Girls High… Continue reading Schoolgirl in Iran beaten to death after not singing pro-regime song

Japan demands apology after its ambassador in Russia blindfolded and interrogated

(Featured photo provided by David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Japan summoned Russia’s ambassador in Tokyo to demand they immediately make an apology after one of Japan’s diplomats was allegedly blindfolded and interrogated in Vladivostock, Russia. According to Japan’s foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, a Japanese consul based in Vladivostock by the name… Continue reading Japan demands apology after its ambassador in Russia blindfolded and interrogated

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be investigated for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

(Featured Image provided by Luis Santana/AP) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is being investigated for his connections to an incident that happened last Wednesday, September 14, 2022, involving 50 migrants from Venezuela. These migrants were initially staying at a shelter in San Antonio, Texas, when they were approached by a woman… Continue reading Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be investigated for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Members of the armed move the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (Cameron Eden/Ministry of Defense via AP)

Anti-Royalist arrests spark protest over Free Speech

Two men were recently arrested in Scotland during separate processions for the coffin containing the now-deceased Queen Elizabeth II and during her son’s ascension to the throne, King Charles III. King Charles was leading the procession for his mother’s coffin through Edinburgh, Scotland when mid-procession, one Anti-Royalist protester was spotted… Continue reading Anti-Royalist arrests spark protest over Free Speech

Ukraine Begins Southern Offensive around Kherson

Recently, the government of Ukraine under President Vlodymr Zelensky announced that their long-anticipated Southern Counter Offensive against Russian forces around the Kherson area had “begun in full force.’ Ukrainian forces were reportedly shelling Russian positions around Kherson and Chernihiv early yesterday morning, as they attempted to soften up Russian defensives… Continue reading Ukraine Begins Southern Offensive around Kherson

“Man of the Hole” dies, completing a decades-long genocide

  Recently, a native man indigenous to the Brazilian Amazon was found dead by the Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai), a Brazilian indigenous conservation agency. He had no known name and was simply referred to as Índio do Buraco, or “Man of the Hole” since he had been observed to… Continue reading “Man of the Hole” dies, completing a decades-long genocide

Former Prime Minister of Australia Investigated by Government

The Prime Minister of Australia, recently elected Anthony Albanese, has opened an investigation into former government ministers who were present under the last Australian administration, which was led by Scott Morrison. Former PM Morrison had recently given himself several administrative positions within the Australian government between 2020-2021, without the knowledge… Continue reading Former Prime Minister of Australia Investigated by Government

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

An aerial view taken on April 12, 2022, shows the city of Mariupol, during Russia’s military invasion launched on Ukraine. – Russian troops on April 12 intensified their campaign to take the port city of Mariupol, part of an anticipated massive onslaught across eastern Ukraine, as the Russian president made a defiant case for the war on Russia’s neighbour. (Photo by Andrey BORODULIN / AFP) (Photo by ANDREY BORODULIN/AFP via Getty Images)

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… 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… Continue reading Colombia Legalized Abortions for the First 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

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… 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… Continue reading Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

Russian government cracking down on anti-war protests within its borders

The invasion by Russia of Ukraine has already shocked many people across the world, and some are taking it into their own hands to protest the invasion on social media, even Russians themselves. Not even a day after the invasion began on February 24, 2022, thousands of Russians had already… Continue reading Russian government cracking down on anti-war protests within its borders

Convicted killer of Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been acquitted

Back in 2016, Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother. Waseem Baloch, in a so-called “honor killing” after she had posted “inappropriate” photos on Facebook. However, almost six years later, the same man is now being acquitted of his charges. The Balochs lived in a particularly… Continue reading Convicted killer of Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been acquitted

Freedom Convoy continues to Disrupt American and Canadian traffic

Currently, the Canadian Capital of Ottawa has been brought to a standstill by the “Freedom Convoy,” a large group of Canadian farmers and truckers who want several COVID-19 restrictions lifted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau said on Monday that “a small crowd of people waving Nazi flags outside… Continue reading Freedom Convoy continues to Disrupt American and Canadian traffic

Members of the United Nations Security Council, with visiting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, convene a meeting on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN Security Council holds meeting over Russian Tensions

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently held a meeting over the developing situation in Eastern Europe between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allied countries there and the Russian Federation. One of the many meetings in the council’s history, this one was preceded by harsh Kremlin rhetoric about Western Media… Continue reading UN Security Council holds meeting over Russian Tensions

Belgium passes new law to allow government workers the right to “disconnect”

(Featured image provided by Getty Images) As of this Tuesday, Belgium has just passed a law allowing its government workers the right to “disconnect,” or, in other words, no longer have to answer any work emails, calls, etc. after work hours. Under this new law, federal/civil servants cannot be contacted… Continue reading Belgium passes new law to allow government workers the right to “disconnect”

The Ukrainian Conflict, From Crimea To Now

Recent tensions have been heating up between Ukraine, their North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) allies, and the Russian Government.  For years, Russia has been placing heavy pressure on Ukraine, especially with the forced ‘annexation’ of Ukrainian Crimea in 2014 by the Russian Federation. Russian forces took over all of the Crimean… Continue reading The Ukrainian Conflict, From Crimea To Now

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Tonga Devastated by Undersea Tsunami

The island nation of Tonga was recently devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and an undersea tsunami which was caused by said eruption. Patchy communications and sparse satellite images show that the island is covered in ash and waterlogged houses and debris. The underwater eruption also slightly affected other countries… Continue reading Tonga Devastated by Undersea Tsunami

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Differences between the American and Italian school system

In the American movie industry, the stereotypes of a “regular teenage experience” are clear: going to a large high school, talking with your friends at lunch, playing sports, participating in clubs, etc. But is that accurate for other countries?  In Banfi, Italy, the primary and secondary school stages before going… Continue reading Differences between the American and Italian school system