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Ukrainian Presidential Election: Zelensky Leads Incumbent Poroshenko

Exit polls that were taken during the first-round of the Ukrainian presidential election on March 31st indicate that comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has gained a sizeable lead over President Petro Poroshenko. Although there have been several reports of electoral violations by the Ukrainian interior ministry, international observer organizations stationed in the […]


US, Canada, And EU Announce New Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

The United States (US), Canada, and the European Union (EU) have imposed new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and entities accused of supporting Russia’s occupation of Crimea. On Friday the US Treasury Department announced fresh sanctions against six Russian officials, six defense firms, and two construction firms […]


Russia Officially Suspends Arms Control Deal with U.S
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Russia has suspended its Arms Control Deal with the United States after the U.S. announced its withdrawal due to Russian violations. According to Reuters, the U.S. notified Russia of its plans to withdraw from the treaty within 6 months unless Russia decides to return into compliance with treaty agreements. Back […]


No Gay People In Malaysia: The Troubling Comments of The Tourism Minister

Malaysia’s Tourism Minister, Mohammaddin Ketapi, gave comments that support the country’s recently adopted homophobic rhetoric. In a press conference, ahead of the ITB Berlin tourism expo, the German news agency Deutsche Welle reported that Mohammaddin Ketapi said, “I don’t think we have anything like that in our country.” His words […]


Ukraine Begins Impeachment Process

Members of the Ukrainian Parliament have begun the process to impeach President Petro Poroshenko after a media report was released linking him to a corruption scandal in which the president’s friends and high-ranking defense officials allegedly stole millions from the country’s military industry by receiving kickbacks for smuggling spare military […]


Russia Unplugging From The Internet To Improve Cyber Defences?

The Russian Legislation has just approved a draft law for Russia to temporarily unplug from the global internet. The draft law, called Digital Economy National Program, is meant to test Russia cyber-defenses in case a foreign cyber attack occurred. These results and feedback are meant to complement and improve a […]


Bangladesh Proposes To Create A Safe Zone In Myanmar For Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh has proposed to create a ‘safe zone’ in Myanmar’s Rakhine state for Rohingya refugees, where they fled state persecution in late 2017. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on Russia, China and India to help the country tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis. In an interview with Anadolu News […]


Russian Following The U.S. In Abandoning The 1987 Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

On February the 2nd, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s abandonment of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty ( known as I.N.F), only a day after the United States’ announcement of pulling out of the pact. U.S. President Donald Trump had accused Russia of violating the 1987 treaty with “impunity” […]