18 Nov 2019

Sri Lanka president-elect Rajapaksa a war hero to some, a polarizing figure for others

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president of Sri Lanka on Sunday, amid concerns over election security. For the majority population of Sinhalese Buddhists, Rajapaksa is well-positioned to take on the task of defeating enemies such as those responsible for the horrific Easter Sunday attacks earlier this year. However, he is accused

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13 Nov 2019

Bolivia Senate Leader Jeanine Añez Declares Herself President

On Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales stepped down from office after weeks of protests, following advice from Bolivia’s military chief. The protests originated after a Morales was elected to a fourth term. Morales was one of the last Latin American leftist leaders, creating the Movement for Socialism party in 1998.

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12 Nov 2019

Large-scale cyberattack hits Labour Party systems

A month out from UK’s General Election, the Labour Party reported they had been hit with a cyberattack. The Labour Party stated that the attack was sophisticated and affected the party website, which was down yesterday while security experts worked on responding to the attack. The Labour Party stated that

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11 Nov 2019

Myanmar Genocide Lawsuit Is Filed at United Nations Court

On Monday, Gambia commenced legal action against the government of Myanmar for their purge of Rohingya Muslims residing in the country. Thousands of the minority group of Rohingya Muslims fled the country following a campaign of rape, arson, and killing. The lawsuit was filed at the International Court of Justice

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08 Nov 2019

Macron says Europe is facing the ‘brain death of NATO’

Washington’s indifference to NATO has resulted in the “brain death” of the alliance, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, adding that there currently is “no coordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making between the United States and its NATO allies.” An example of this is US President Trump’s recent decision to

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07 Nov 2019

China says it has agreed with US to cancel tariffs in phases

After more than a year and a half of heightened US-China trade tensions, both countries have finally come to an agreement about phasing out the tariffs that were imposed as part of the conflict, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday. China and the US are

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06 Nov 2019

Iran starts injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at Fordow: TV

For the second time this week, Iran has announced measures that represent a step away from compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that was abandoned by the United States last year. On Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported that the country has began injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at the Fordow

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05 Nov 2019

N. Korea says US terrorism blacklist hinders nuke diplomacy

A recent terrorism blacklist report released by the US Department of State is proof that Washington continues to pursue a “hostile policy” in relation to North Korea, the country claimed on Tuesday. A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry mentioned that the inclusion of the country in the report

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05 Nov 2019

Russia Dominated Syria’s War. Now It’s Sending Mercenaries to Libya.

In the past 6 weeks, Russia has sent around 200 troops to Libya as part of a broad effort to increase its influence in the Middle East and Africa, the New York Times reports. In Libya, the Kremlin has been supporting renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar in his campaign to

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04 Nov 2019

Iran announces new nuclear deal violations

Iran on Monday announced that it has launched 30 new nuclear centrifuges that enrich uranium 10 times faster than the older centrifuges used by the regime. In addition, the country said that it is developing a new type of centrifuge for enriching uranium up to 50 times faster. The announcement

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