Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

Brock Turner Free After 3 months In Jail

Brock Turner, the 20-year-old Stanford rapist, walked out a free man after serving 3 months of a 6-month prison sentence. He was convicted earlier this year of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.   People around the world were outraged by the mild sentence Brock Turner received, and this […]

Rising Tensions About The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

  Throughout the month of August, tensions between the European Union and Turkey continued to mount over the controversial refugee deal they had signed in March 2016, as Turkish President Recep Tayyid Erdogan threatened to withdraw from the deal unless the EU accelerates their promised visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens. […]

Voting Begins In The First Major Elections In Hong Kong Since Pro-Democracy Protests

The polls opened at 07:30 local time in Hong Kong today, and will close 15 hours later. Hong Kong’s citizens are voting for members of the Legislative Council (LegCo), which is a body that passes and rejects laws, and approves the government’s budget. Today’s voting is significant as these are […]

Gabon: Violent Clashes Between Security Forces And Protestors After Results Of Presidential Elections

Riots erupted in 9 suburbs of Libreville, Gabon’s capital city, on Thursday after the results of the presidential elections, the winner of which is the incumbent President, Ali Bongo. Supporters of Ali Bongo’s main rival, Jean Ping, have made accusations of the elections being rigged. While hundreds of people had begun […]