Daily Archives: December 3, 2018

US-China Temporary Trade Truce

US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for continued talks over recent trade disputes. The breakthrough came after a post-G20 summit meeting. Trump has agreed not to boost tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10% […]

Iran to Continue Nuclear Missile Testing Despite United States Sanctions

Despite American sanctions on Iran, the Middle Eastern government has declared that it will continue to run nuclear missile weapons testing. Recently, the country has made several attempts at strengthening its military. Considering the global community’s concerns about the instability of the Middle Eastern region as well as fears about […]

Abuse And Death Of Transgender Woman In ICE Detention Highlights Need For Action

A transgender woman, named Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, died in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in May of this year. At the time of her death there was an outpour of calls for justice for Hernandez, noting the failure of ICE to appropriately support her medical […]

Tensions Escalate As Russia Seizes Ukrainian Navy Boats

The strained relationship between Russia and Ukraine was tested last week as the countries came to blows in the Kerch Strait, a stretch of water linking the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov. On 25 November, Russian border guards fired at and seized three Ukrainian navy ships approaching the […]

G20 Summit: The Saudi Crown Prince’s Diplomatic Test

This weekend, from Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 2nd, the annual G20 summit has been taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The summit marked the Saudi Crown Prince’s first major international diplomatic test since the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, on October 2nd. Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS as he […]