Day: September 29, 2017

New Prime Minister Takes Top Job In Peru

After a crushing vote of “no confidence” in the Peruvian government, Prime Minister Fernando Zavala has stepped down to make way for his successor, Mercedes Araoz. The no-confidence vote passed last week by a 123-4 margin, prompting Zavala to resign along with the 19 members of his cabinet. Though the

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The Meaning Of Trudeau’s UN Address

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an address at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 21st, in which he focused on the historical injustices Indigenous people in Canada have faced, the current challenges they are facing, and what his government is doing to address them. Trudeau linked the

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The Latest In A String Of Provocation And Threats: U.S. Bombers Fly Close To North Korean East Coast

On Saturday, following heightened rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, U.S. bombers escorted by fighter jets made a provocative flight close to the North Korean east coast in what U.S. officials say is a display of military strength. The Pentagon elaborated saying that Saturday’s operation showed the seriousness with which Washington took Pyongyang’s “reckless

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New Ceasefire Agreement Signed To End Mali Conflict

The BBC News reports that pro-government fighters and rebel forces have signed a new ceasefire agreement on Wednesday, September 20th, in hopes of ending the armed conflict in northern Mali. Since the 2012 Tuareg rebellion and consequent military coup, Mali has faced a multitude of internal problems, including a failed

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Catalan Voter Suppression Amid Calls For Independence

In Catalonia, Spain, the local separatist government faces one of the largest waves of voter suppression in the country’s recent history as it attempts to hold an independence referendum for the region. Police have seized up to 10 million ballots, imposed fines upon upper level Catalan officials, and temporarily arrested

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UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Blast

At least three United Nations peacekeepers from Bangladesh have been killed after their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali’s troubled north. The peacekeeping mission, known as the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said that another five soldiers had been seriously wounded. The attack occurred early Sunday morning on

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