Europe


Japan And Russia Still Haven’t Signed Peace Treaty 70 Years After WWII

Almost 70 years after the end of World War II, Russia and Japan still haven’t signed a peace treaty. The warring parties signed a mutual agreement to a ceasefire, but never entered into peace negotiations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe began discussions several years ago […]


Russian Disinformation Threatens Consensus In Macedonia

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attended a welcoming ceremony in Skopje last Monday, where he warned that Russia is attempting to meddle in the September 30th referendum, in order to change the Balkan country’s name from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to the Republic of North Macedonia. […]


Pope Francis’ Conference on Sexual Abuse: Chit-Chat or Action?

Last Wednesday, September 12th, Pope Francis summoned bishops from across the world to meet to discuss the sexual abuse crisis currently confronting the Catholic Church. The meeting, slated to occur February 21st to 24th, will mark the first time a gathering has ever been called within the Church to discuss […]


The Rise Of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments In Scandinavia

Although the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have been the forefront of pro-immigrant policies in the last decade, anti-immigrant attitudes have begun to rise in recent political discourse. Considered as states with democratic political postures, the reversion to more conservative attitudes and policies have redacted their progressive liberal […]


Rejection Of Ceasefire At Tehran Summit Means Battle Of Idlib Inevitable

An attempt to prevent a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Idlib, a city located in Syria’s north-western province, has failed. On Friday, September 7, Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met at a trilateral summit in Tehran, to possibly negotiate a last-minute diplomatic deal to prevent further bloodshed in the ongoing Syrian […]


Anti-Macedonia Deal Protestors Tear-Gassed In Thessaloniki 1

Up to 6000 demonstrators waving Greek flags shouted “Greece, Greece, Macedonia” and “traitors” just ahead of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s opening speech at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair. The protests turned violent when some 100 people detached from the main crowd and tried to attack City Hall and throw […]


Western Countries Rally Against Russia

Countries such as Canada, Germany, United States of America and France have supported the United Kingdom’s assessment that the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were done by Russian military officers. Skripal is a former Russian military intelligence officer who worked for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and […]


Scotland Moves To End “Period Poverty” Paving The Way For Others To Do The Same

Scotland has moved to provide free sanitary products to students in all schools and universities across the country, in a £5.2 million program that aims to end “period poverty,” an issue that can force those that are unable to afford sanitary products to periodically miss school, work, or social activities. […]


United Nations Calls For Genocide Charges Against Myanmar Military Officials

Myanmar’s military commander and five other high-ranking military officials should be brought before the International Criminal Court to be tried for genocide, according to the United Nations. The decision comes after a yearlong investigation into the Tatmadaw’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims last year. Focusing on the Kachin, Rakhine and […]