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Trudeau Won’t Attend Washington Summit, Mexican President Says

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not attend talks in Washington, D.C. the week of July 6th, to inaugurate the start of the new North American trade deal, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). While Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador committed to meeting the U.S. President in-person, Trudeau abstained […]

Mississippi Votes To Strip Confederate Emblem From State Flag

On June 28th, 2020, Mississippi lawmakers successfully voted to remove the Confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag. The Confederate emblem is a symbol of former slave-owning states in the United States. Mississippi is the last state to feature the Confederate emblem on its flag. Both the state’s House of Representatives […]

U.N. Rights Body To Examine U.S. Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

As of June 15, 2020, The U.N. Human Rights Council will be following a request by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African nations to examine the U.S.’s “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests,” in response to the killing of George Floyd.  The request specifically cited the […]

What Jeff Sessions’ Resignation Means For Civil Rights 1

Jeff Sessions has resigned as Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as of November 7th, 2018. Upon his departure, Sessions signed a memorandum that demands stricter requirements on instituting “consent decrees” between the DOJ and local police departments, which effectively increases the difficulty by which the DOJ […]

November 6th’s Washington State Elections To Address Climate Change

Washington state is the home of the latest environmental battle in the U.S.A, with the controversial Initiative 1631 due to be voted on in the November 6th elections. The initiative has received both positive and negative attention, given its particular stipulations and its relation to the UN-backed call to lower […]

China Detains President Of Interpol, Raises Questions About China’s International Diplomacy

In late September, President Meng Hongwei of Interpol took a flight to China and mysteriously disappeared. Meng’s last message to his wife was a knife emoji, potentially indicating a dangerous situation. In early October, after Beijing confirmed that it had been holding Meng in custody, French forces moved to launch […]

Taliban Forces Kill 27 Members Of Afghan Security 

On September 17, 2018, global news sources reported that more than 27 security force members were killed across three provinces in Afghanistan: Farah, Badghis, and Baghlan. Taliban forces have been targeting police checkpoints and killing, wounding, or abducting security force members. The Taliban publicly claims responsibility for such attacks. These […]

Online Videos Of President Maduro Eating Meat With “Salt Bae” While Venezuela Starves

A viral video has surfaced of Venezuelan President Nicolás Marduro dining at a restaurant run by the world-famous Nusret Gökçe, also known as the internet’s “Salt Bae.” Maduro and his wife Cilia were gifted cigars while Gökçe prepared a steak for them at one of Gökçe’s chains in Turkey. This […]

Saudi Air Raid on Houthi Territory IDP Camp Kills 22 Children 

On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, Houthi news source SABA reported that the Saudi-UAE military alliance led an air-raid on an IDP camp in Duraihami, Yemen, killing 22 children. This report comes just weeks after another attack in Northern Yemen which killed 40 children. According to Hussiein al-Bukhaiti, a pro-Houthi activist […]