Daily Archives: January 27, 2018

Carnage In Kabul: 95 Killed In Taliban Suicide Bombing

At least 95 have died and 158 have been injured in the Afghan capital of Kabul after Taliban militants detonated an explosive-laden ambulance in a densely-populated area. Passing through a police checkpoint into the central ward of the city, officials believe that the target of the attack was an interior […]

Ukraine’s Parliament Terms Russia “Aggressor” State

After three days of heated discussion in parliament, last Thursday Ukraine passed a law declaring areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as being under “temporary occupation” by Russia. The “Donbass reintegration law” was submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and adopted with the support of 280 lawmakers […]

Could Proposed Legislative Reform End France’s Violent War On Drugs?

A recently commissioned parliamentary report has suggested decriminalizing all drug use to ease France’s congested criminal justice system. Comprised of two assembly members of the governing centrist and centre-right parties, the report’s authorship recommended either fining (rather than prosecuting) individuals found in possession of drugs or downgrading use and possession […]

PyeongChang Olympics, Or Pyongyang?

In what has been heralded as a ‘diplomatic breakthrough’ by the Atlantic Post, North Korea and South Korea will present a combined women’s ice hockey team for the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. ABC News reports that in conjunction with the team, twenty-two athletes will represent North Korea and march […]

Russian Cinema Drops Film Under Pressure After Police Raid

On January 26, 2017, Russian authorities raided Moscow’s Pioner Cinema, an art-house cinema which had defied the government ban on a screening of The Death of Stalin. Police officers and numerous plainclothes officials entered the theatre during the midday screening of the film in question. When asked whether the cinema faced […]