Daily Archives: June 3, 2019

Three Days Of National Mourning In The Central African Republic After Rebel Attacks Leave Over 50 Dead

The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin-Archange Touadéra, declared three days of national mourning after attacks left over 50 civilians dead in the villages surrounding the north-western village of Paoua, near the border with Chad. The killings, which took place on the 21st of May, are thought to […]

Russia Censors “Rocketman“ Using The “Gay Propaganda Law”

The Russian version of Elton John’s biopic Rocketman has reportedly cut several scenes depicting the singer’s homosexuality, citing laws banning “homosexual propaganda.” The film’s final caption referencing the openly gay singer’s life with his husband and their children was also cut. These edits come despite the film being rated 18+ […]

Taliban Delegation And Afghan Political Leaders Gather In Moscow For Peace Talks

This past week, A 14-member Taliban delegation along with other Russian and Afghan political leaders were invited to meet for peace talks in Moscow. Attendees included the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a representative of the Afghanistan High Peace Council and Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s former president. The talks were provoked […]