Abe Sidesteps Whether He Nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, did not deny he nominated President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. In the lower house of Parliament, he declined to comment on the nomination but remarked, “I’m not saying that it is not the fact”. Abe appreciates what Trump has done for his nation in terms of easing tensionsRead More

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Thailand to Become the First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly unanimously legalized medical marijuana use, making it the first Southeast Asian country to allow cannabis use of any kind. The legislation was passed by a 166-0 vote, with 13 abstentions. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is expected to give his final approval before the bill becomes a law. After that, citizens in ThailandRead More

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Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Heads for Re-election Despite Rampant Human Rights Violations

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s current prime minister, is expected to win her fourth consecutive term, a political phenomenon that has never been seen before in the country. Citizens will vote on Sunday to decide whether Hasina will be re-elected despite accusations of severe human rights violations. The 71-year-old prime minister faces an opposition coalition led byRead More

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U.S. Forms International Coalition to Indict Chinese Commercial Hackers

On Thursday, America was joined by four close allies—Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand—in its condemnation of China’s spying activates over the last twelve years. According to their statement, China has been launching cyber-attack campaigns to obtain classified information regarding trade and technologies from companies based in twelve countries. Such activities constituted a violation ofRead More

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Fired Sri Lankan Prime Minister Returns to Power

Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned to power on December 16th. For the first time in almost two months, citizens in the country knew unequivocally who occupied the post of Prime Minister. A political crisis was averted. In late October, President Sirisena unexpectedly replaced Wickremesinghe with Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The reason behindRead More

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China Grows Angry Towards the U.S. Over the Arrest of Huawei CFO

The arrest of a high-profile business executive has put a strain on the already deteriorating China-U.S. relations. Wanzhou Meng, 46, is not only the chief financial officer of Huawei—one of the biggest tech companies in China—but also the daughter of its founder. On December 1st, Meng was arrested during a trip from Hong Kong toRead More

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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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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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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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U.S. Accuses North Korea of Violating Sanctions and Overselling Petroleum Products

A month after the summit between President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, the relations between the U.S. and North Korea are still quite unstable. Recently, the Trump administration has continued to raise tensions between the two countries. The U.S. has accused North Korea of having violated U.N. sanctions, claiming that North Korea hasRead More

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