Chinese Spy Arrested for Stealing Aviation Secrets

As it turns out, when a Chinese bureaucrat invites you on a free trip to Beijing, he might be after something other than your companionship. The Justice Department on Wednesday publicized the arrest of a senior officer from China’s Ministry of State Security on espionage charges. Based on court papers, the alleged spy Yanjun XuRead More

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“Trump of the Tropics” Jair Bolsonare Likely to Become Brazil’s Next President

“I am in favor of a dictatorship,” boasted Jair Bolsonare, a far-right presidential candidate who scored an outright victory in Brazil’s first round of voting on Sunday. Named the “Trump of the Tropics” by Brazilian media, Bolsonaro indeed runs his campaign on similar premises as did U.S. President Donald Trump—xenophobia, misogynism, anti-establishment appeals and a populistRead More

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Anti-Rape Activists

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. As Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter nomination fight monopolizes all conversations of sexual violence, the work of Murad— a Yazidi rape survivor—and Mukweg— a Congolese gynecologist—urges everyone to look beyond partisan squabbling in the U.S. and recognizes the sheer brutality faced byRead More

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Trump Imposes Hard Line Sanctions on Iran

Sanctions levied against the Iranian government by the Trump Administration took effect Tuesday, with another round of more stiff round of sanctions to come in the near future. The Trump Administration has hopes that these sanctions will help cripple the Iranian economy and force concessions from the capital of Tehran. In fact, the announcement ofRead More

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Once Again, The Trumps Go Back On Their Word

It is not the first time Donald Trump- or one of his children for the matter- has completely taken back and recreated an official statement. It is also not the first time it has been done through a tweet. With worries high about the Trump’s connections to Russia, ties to the Kremlin, and illegal activityRead More

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Toronto Votes to Completely Ban Handgun Sales

Toronto’s city council has recently decided to install a ban on all handgun sales after a mass shooting in the city left three people dead. This is a striking measure, especially when compared to how U.S. politicians have recently approached gun control legislation. The city’s mayor, John Tori, was blunt and direct when addressing theRead More

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U.S. and Europe Start Negotiations to Halt Trade Wars

In a surprising move, the European Union and the United States have agreed to stop what seemed to be an imminent trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker announced a future deal on Wednesday which will focus on lowering tariffs and “trade barriers.” It is unknown whether these negotiations willRead More

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North Korea’s Oil Prices Drop, Despite EU’s Tariffs

North Korea’s oil prices have dropped significantly in just a matter of months. According to Reuters, the value of North Korean oil has nearly halved in this short span of time. This fact demonstrates that oil has become an independent and isolated market. United Nations’ Security Council shortened its limit on refined petroleum exports toRead More

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IMF warns Venezuela of having 1M% inflation by the end of the year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a concerning prediction regarding the Venezuelan economy. According to them, if the country continues to pri1nt money in order to cover their massive gap in the budget, their inflation could rise up to a baffling one million percent. Alejandro Werner, head of the Fund’s Western Hemisphere department, statedRead More

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G20 summit finishes without solutions for Trump’s trade wars

The recent summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina by the Group of Twenty ended in a disappointing note, as there were no agreements or solutions to President Trump’s trade wars. The meeting saw several finance ministers from all around the world, who had reportedly been discussing how the president’s recent actions surrounding trade could beRead More

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