Day: May 27, 2019

180 Nations Agree To United Nations Plan For Plastic

On May 10th, there was a significant move towards regulating the export of plastic waste as 180 governments collectively agreed on the new UN framework and the amendment of the Basel Convention (1989). The meeting in Geneva involved 1,400 representatives who arrived at this decision after 12 days of intense

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Rising Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran           

On Wednesday 15th May 2019, the U.S. State Department released an urgent message calling all “non-emergency” U.S. government employees to leave Iraq. U.S. citizens were advised not to travel to Iraq because of the “high risk of violence and kidnapping.” This order was given amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and

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Putin Calls Protesters “Godless”: Public Outcry Over The Construction Of A Church In Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Protests in Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg), Russia, have lasted nearly a week with crowds numbering more than 5,000 people, according to Ivan Zhilin in The Moscow Times. Residents of Yekaterinburg are protesting the planned construction of a new Orthodox Church in the middle of an inner-city park, and tensions escalated after violent

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U.S.-Iran Tensions Threaten Iraq

The tension between the United States and Iran over photographs that supposedly show missiles being boarded on ships by Iranian paramilitary forces have caused Iraq to take precautions. According to the New York Times, Iraqi officials have taken steps to warn armed groups tied to Iran within the country to

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