Daily Archives: March 9, 2019


Berlin’s Plan To Halt Mounting Rents

In political response to increasing rent prices in Germany’s capital city, Berlin has proposed the implementation of a five-year Mietendeckel, or rent cap. As a result of changing age demographics, as well as increasing migration to the city in general, Berlin’s real estate market has grown significantly over the past […]


Cuba Reforms Cold War Constitution

On 24th February 2019, the Cuban communist regime held a national referendum to revise its historic 1976 constitution. The proposed 224-article change had been designed to acknowledge the new realities faced by the island nation, specifically targeting economic reform, greater access to the Internet and the increased allowance of foreign […]


US Ramps Up Presence In Taiwan Strait 2

For the fifth time in eight months, the US has sent two navy ships through the Taiwan Strait. Earlier this week, the US sent the destroyer USS Stethem and the cargo and ammunition carrier USNS Cesar Chavez through the 80-mile-wide waterway that separates Taiwan from mainland China. The two vessels […]


Detained Refugees Allegedly Tortured In Libyan Detention Centre

Last week, refugees and migrants, including minors, were reported to have been tortured in Libya for escaping and protesting the inhumane conditions of their detainment under Libya’s Department of Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM). Most detained Libyan refugees and migrants were returned to Libya by the E.U. funded Libyan coastguard after […]