Daily Archives: July 7, 2020


Britain Imposes Sanctions on Individuals Accused of Human Rights Abuses

On Monday the 6th of July, the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on a number of individuals accused of human rights abuses, including 25 Russian and 20 Saudi nationals. This is the first time that the United Kingdom has been able to impose asset freezes and visa bans independently – previously, […]


Trump Suspends All H1-B Visas And Green Cards For Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has recently moved to drastically expand immigration restrictions in the U.S. by freezing the issuance of all green cards and H1-B related visas for foreign workers and their dependents. On June 22nd, 2020, President Trump authorized this policy via executive order, and it officially became enacted throughout […]


Canadian Supreme Court Dismisses Indigenous Appeal Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

On July 2nd, Canada’s Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. The appeal, made by British Columbia’s First Nations Indigenous groups, represented a major opportunity for preventing the controversial project. Since its purchase in 2018 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, the pipeline’s […]


Did Trump Know About Russia And Taliban? What Does That Mean For The Peace Deal?

On June 26th, the New York Times published a report saying U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted the administration in January on the Russian plot to pay bounties on American soldiers. However, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence denied allegations of being informed of […]


Millions Of Hongkongers Now Able To Emigrate Easier Into The United Kingdom

United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new rules allowing Hong Kong citizens holding a British National Overseas passport to emigrate into the U.K., in retaliation to a new set of security laws imposed on Hong Kong residents that he deemed undemocratic and unfair. Under the new rules, Hong Kong […]