Tag: world news

Brazil’s political explosion reaches boiling point

With the abundance of occurring conflicts and events surrounding the people of the United States, it is difficult to acknowledge current conflicts at a global scale. The rest of the world continues to experience their own battles. In Brazil, they’re struggling to fight the corruption and destruction of their present government.     Brazil is… Read More

North Korea sentences American student to 15 years hard labor

An American college student, Otto Warmbier, has been sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp. The student is currently holding charges for “crimes against the state.” Warmbier faces years of hard labor and imprisonment in North Korea for trying to drunkenly steal a political propaganda poster from a hotel in Pyongyang. The… Read More

Is corruption worsening in Africa?

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Africans feel that corruption is worsening. At least, according to a poll released by Transparency International in December 2015. Transparency International is a non-governmental organization based in Berlin aimed at creating a corruption-free world. Transparency International is recognized as a leading body when it comes to research and surveys on the state of corruption on the… Read More

Greek protests refuel talks of a Eurozone exit

Greek protests

Greece continues to be a point of conflict for the Eurozone. Last Thursday, Greek police were forced to use tear gas and other crowd control measures to end violent and destructive protests in Athens. Protesters created road blocks and threw petrol bombs. The violence began after a group of approximately 20,000 Greeks marched through Athens… Read More

Lebanon bombings go ignored in recent series of ISIS attacks

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France was hit with a monumental tragedy on Friday, when over 120 people were killed in Paris by a combination of ISIS-credited suicide bombings and mass shootings. Similar attacks by ISIS occurred around the world within the same week, yet these other acts of terrorism haven’t been given as much media attention.             Suicide… Read More

Britain seriously considering independence, may leave E.U.

European Union exiting through Union Jack door

After 42 years as a member of the European Union, Great Britain is seriously considering exiting the 28 member political and economic bloc. The Brexit, a term coined to describe the potential British exit, will be voted on through a yes/no referendum vote sometime before the end of 2017.   Tensions have risen between E.U. leaders… Read More

Obama, Putin take conflicting views on Syria

Obama and Putin talk in the Oval Office

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin took center stage at the United Nations General Assembly in late September with their conflicting stances on the situation in Syria. President Obama spoke first and told other world leaders that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down from power. His Russian counterpart expressed the exact opposite… Read More

Government corruption threatens to cripple Malaysia’s economy

Protesters against Malaysian government corruption

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is under investigation by both domestic and international agencies for what could be the largest corruption scandal in his country’s history. Razak is accused of funneling approximately $700 million from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, a strategic development company which the prime minister oversees, to his personal bank account. Malaysian, Swiss,… Read More