Author: Grace O'Neill

Some Ethiopians Claim Forced Recruitment By Tigrayan Forces

In recent weeks it has been reported that a rebel group, known as the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has been forcing civilians to join their fight, where children and adults alike are physically threatened, and their relatives put into jail when not obliging with the army’s wishes. Captured fighters

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E.U. Lawmakers Call For Cocoa Corps To Sweeten Bitter Labor Practices

On May 9th, parliamentarians within the European Union took steps to address low cocoa prices in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, asking the European Commission to start negotiations to alleviate the current environment, labor, and human rights abuses occurring within the industry. Estimates place the global cocoa market’s worth at

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Israel Offers Support To Morocco Over Western Sahara After Summit

On March 27th, Israel hosted a landmark summit in which foreign ministers from Morocco, Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States met to discuss a myriad of international issues. They also met to illustrate successful steps towards normalizing relations between Israel and Arab countries in the Middle

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Vatican Mulling Jerusalem Meeting Between Pope And Russian Patriarch

In recent weeks, the Vatican has begun discussing a possible meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. This would be the second summit connecting the two figures since the Great Schism that divided the Christian religion into Eastern and Western branches in 1054, the first

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“I Got Putin Wrong,” says Chastened German President

On Monday, April 4th, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier admitted fault after his extensive appeasement of Vladimir Putin’s aggressive advancement and the prolonged advocacy for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia. With close ties to the Kremlin and a long history in favor of Western rapprochement with Russia, President

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Pfizer, Bayer To Continue Supplying Medicine To Russians

On February 24th, in an escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014, Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine, sparking international uproar and receiving condemnation from top leaders, countries, and companies across the globe. Between sanctions and public outcry, roughly 300 corporations have severed ties with Russia or

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