Day: October 16, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Appointment Triggers Chaos Across America

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court is the latest controversy to unfold under Donald Trump’s Presidential reign. When it was announced that Kavanaugh would be Trump’s second addition to the Supreme Court, Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick all came forward and accused Kavanaugh

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North Macedonia Future Uncertain After Failed Referendum

The state of Macedonia’s name is up in the air following an unsuccessful referendum to change the nation’s official name to “Republic of North Macedonia”. The referendum, which was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, saw 91% of voters agreeing with the name change. Unfortunately, only 36.9% of eligible voters participated,

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Dozens Killed in Ethiopia Ethnic Clashes

Last week, at least 44 individuals were killed and upwards of 70,000 fled their homes amid horrific violence in western Ethiopia. These bloody ethnic clashes, between rival ethnic groups, occurred on the border between central Oromia and western Benishangul-Gumuz regions, according to local officials said Al Jazeera. According to residents

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UN to Extend War Crimes Investigation in Yemen

The current civil war in Yemen, which has raged since 2015, has recently reached another critical point.  Just last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted twenty-one to eight to extend an ongoing war crimes investigation.  Those in favor of the extension claim that there are ample amounts of

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Maldives Opposition Claims Election Victory

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition presidential candidate in the Maldives, claimed victory in the election early morning on Monday, Sept. 24. Solih defeated incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in what was described as “unexpected” by the Associated Press. Many voters believed there would be fraud committed by the President and

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