Daily Archives: July 1, 2019

Trump’s Last-Minute Reversal on Striking Iran

After directing his top Pentagon officials to prepare for U.S. military strikes against Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. drone in international airspace, President Trump abruptly called off the operation. Iran reportedly shot down a U.S. drone near the Strait of Hormuz on June 20th; however, the […]

Heatwave in Western Europe

On Sunday, it appeared that an ongoing four-day heatwave in western Europe, which had killed seven people, began to ease up. Temperatures are set to gradually decline while wildfires are being slowly controlled. In the Gard region of France, a national record temperature of 45.9 degrees Celsius was recorded during […]

Ethiopia Security Forces Kill Alleged Coup Leader

Ethiopian forces identified General Asaminew Tsige as the man behind the recent coup attempt. This attempt left five senior government officials dead, including Seare Mekonnen (the now former Chief of Staff for Ethiopian national security) and Migbara Kebede (now former Attorney General). Immediately following the failed coup attempt, Asaminew went […]

Protests Continue In Honduras Surrounding Tenth Anniversary Of 2009 Coup

Anti-government protests continue to take place in Honduras in the wake of a coup in June 2009. The protesters are calling for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández, whose government has encouraged violence against protesters. Since the coup, the people of Honduras have suffered a lack of public services, […]

Generational Twists And Turns In Algeria’s Determination To Seek Democratic Reform

Thousands of protestors continue to flock to the Algerian capital, Algiers, since February of this year. This comes after President Abdelaziz announced he is seeking a fifth term. Collectively known as the ‘Smile Revolution’, the protestors are demanding democratic transitions in an Algerian political arena comprised of a concentrated elite […]