25 Jun 2020

Kosovo President Facing 10-Count Indictment on War Crimes

Hashim Thaci, Kosovo’s president, is facing charges for war crimes by an international tribunal. This has forced Thaci to cancel a trip to the White House scheduled for this Saturday to discuss the Balkans peace talks. Thaci has led Kosovo as prime minister of president for almost a decade. However,

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29 May 2020

New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

A recent report released by Amnesty International alleges that Ethiopia’s security forces have partaken in extrajudicial killings and mass detentions despite the country’s prime minister received the Nobel Peace Prize. The report was published on Friday and claims that security forces killed at least 25 people in East Guji and

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31 Mar 2020

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

The Trump administration will allegedly be lifting sanctions on Venezuela under the terms of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and his enemy, opposition leader Juan Guaido. US Officials stated that the plan will be announced on Tuesday amid the growing coronavirus

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27 Mar 2020

Nicolás Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with ‘narco-terrorism’

The US has recently charger several senior officials in Venezuela, including its President Nicolas Maduro, with flooding the US with cocaine and other drugs, using them as a weapon to damage American health. The charges were announced by Attorney General William Barr, who also stated that a $15 million reward

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11 Mar 2020

Putin Backs Term Limit Freeze Allowing Him to Stay in Office

Russian President Vladimir Putin supported a new constitutional amendment that would allow for his reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count. Valentina Tereshkova, an 83-year-old former Soviet cosmonaut, proposed abolishing Russia’s two-term limit or stopping the clock so that the law would not apply to Putin. Lower parliament quickly

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09 Mar 2020

Saudi Arabia detains three senior members of royal family

In Saudi Arabia, three senior members of the royal family have been detained for unexplained reasons in what onlookers see as a consolidation of power by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Two of the men, Mohammed bin Nayef, the former crown prince, and Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the

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26 Feb 2020

13 dead, at least 150 injured in New Delhi clashes amid Trump’s visit

Over the past two days, New Delhi has experienced violent clashes between supporters and opponents of a new law that fast tracks citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from particular countries. The protests have killed at least 13 people, including one police officer. The unrest erupted on Monday just hours ahead of

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14 Feb 2020

Xi Installs Close Ally to Tighten Control Over Hong Kong

Xi Jinping, Chinese President, announced on Thursday that he plans to put Hong Kong under the supervision of Xia Baolong, former provincial leader to the Communist Party who upheld a campaign to tear down Christian churches and crosses. Mr. Xia frankly lacks experience in Hong Kong affairs and had previously

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03 Jan 2020

U.S. slaps sanctions on Cuba defense minister over support for Venezuela’s Maduro

On Thursday, the US imposed sanctions on Cuba’s defense minister. US officials accused Leopoldo Frias of human rights violations and supporting socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Frias and his family members were blacklisted by Washington on Thursday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Frias’s affiliate, MINFAR, had been involved

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20 Dec 2019

Trudeau Presses U.S. to Secure Release of Canadians Detained in China

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, stated Thursday that the US should not continue with trade deal proceedings involving China until the cases of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and two Canadian citizens detained in China have been resolved. Trudeau’s plea is a result of escalating tensions between Beijing and Ottawa after

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