Daily Archives: November 25, 2018


What Jeff Sessions’ Resignation Means For Civil Rights 1

Jeff Sessions resigned as Attorney General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on November 7th, 2018. Whilst this event occurred weeks ago, the effects of Sessions’ resignation will likely continue to make headlines for the foreseeable future. Upon his departure, Jeff Sessions signed a memorandum to effectively increase the difficulty […]


Umbrella Movement Leaders Plead “Not Guilty” To Chargers As Protestors Show Support

Benny Tai, 54, Chan Kin-man, 59, and Chu Yiu-ming, 74, faced a busy courtroom day on Monday, November 19th, as chargers were presented over their involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The trio pleaded “not guilty” to conspiracy to incite and commit public nuisance. Those are the […]


Taiwan President Quits As Party Leader Following Local Election

In a recent announcement, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has announced that she will be stepping down as the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The resignation follows the recent defeat of the DPP in the Local Elections on Saturday, which saw the victory instead of the Kuomintang (KMT) party […]


Next Parliament Hurdle Following May’s Brexit Draft

For Brexiteers, Wednesday the 14th was a day of both celebration and concern, as ministers such as Esther McVey and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab began dropping like flies after May’s cabinet vote. Following a five-hour meeting, it was announced that Theresa May’s cabinet was to officially back the latest Brexit draft, […]


Police Storm Papua New Guinea Parliament over APEC

Hundreds of police officers have stormed the parliament building in Papua New Guinea. After hosting the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this year, the police officers and security services were outraged when they discovered they were not going to be paid for their work at this major international event. […]


Migrant Caravan: Refugees Face An Uncertain Future In Tijuana

Since its formation in Honduras on October 12th, a large migrant caravan has been moving north through Guatemala and into Mexico, fleeing political oppression and violence of nearby Latin American states. Earlier this week, approximately 5000 caravan refugees arrived in Tijuana, a border town in Mexico just south of California. […]


UN Concerned By Fighting In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Ahead Of December Elections

Political tensions have devolved into outright violence preceding December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Fighting has ensued between those who favor the reelection of President Joseph Kabila and those who fear that his continued leadership will further entrench autocratic norms in the country. As the DRC […]