Day: January 17, 2019

US-Turkey Relationship On the Rocks As A Result Of Tweets

On the 13 January in a string of tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically if they hit the Kurds”. This tweet has resulted in a diplomatic storm as Turkish officials take offence and U.S. officials scramble to explain and defend the statements made. The tweet also advocated

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Guatemala To Withdraw From UN Anti-Corruption Body

On January 7th the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, announced the nation’s withdrawal from the UN supported anti-corruption commission and gave the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) staff 24 hours to leave the country.  In August of 2018, Morales announced that the mandate of the anti-corruption body would not be

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Reuters Journalists’ Appeal Rejected in Myanmar

Reuters journalists’ appeal is rejected in Myanmar. According to The Washington Post, two journalists employed by international news agency Reuters appealed their imprisonment to Myanmar’s High Court in Yangon last Friday. The journalists, Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December of 2017 on charges of possessing official

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Canadian Charity Exposed: Donations Funded Israeli Army Projects

Last week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) published an exposé on the Jewish National Fund (JNF), a Canadian charity which has been audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). According to a complaint filed in October 2017, JNF put donations toward building infrastructure for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), including

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