Multiple Countries Support American Facing Espionage Allegations in Russian Jail

48-year-old Paul N. Whelan, a retired US Marine, is charged with spying on Russia. He is being detained in Moscow within Lefortovo prison. Whelan was arrested on December 28 and charged with espionage. It is unlikely someone like Whelan, who works in security for a global auto parts manufacturer called BorgWarner, is involved with AmericanRead More

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Brexit is Not Going as Planned for Brexiteers

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, was going through a rough patch with her Brexit plan viewed by many as wishy-washy and submissive. The UK officially branches off from the EU on March 29. Her 600+ page Withdrawal Agreement, negotiated for two years in Brussels, includes a 21-month transition period and payments to the EU untilRead More

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Russian Interference Began Earlier and Lasted Longer Than Previously Imagined

New reports shed light on Russian’s attempts to manipulate the American public even after the 2016 election. Earlier this week, the Washing Post revealed how after Trump’s election, Russia’s intelligence team utilized various social media platforms to undermine special counsel Robert Muller’s credibility as the latter continued his investigation on Russian interference. Two reports preparedRead More

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Alleged Russian Spy Pleads Guilty to Conspiring Against the US

The 30-year-old alleged Russian spy Maria Butina on Thursday pleaded guilty to conspiring to be a foreign agent in the U.S. She also acknowledged her multiple attempts to infiltrate American policymakers in the 2016 election through her contacts with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and top Republican officials. “Butina sought to establish unofficial lines ofRead More

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Paris is in Flames as Anger Against Macron Mounts

For four weekends, protestors wearing yellow vests set cars on fire, looted shops, and smashed windows all over France. Paris was hit hardest by demonstrations. Protests began over heightened duties on diesel, a widely used fuel that had the lowest taxes than other fuels until now. These taxes were intended to be sustainable and reduceRead More

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U.S. Allies with Russia and Saudi Arabia to Undermine Climate Pact

The U.N. climate conference in Poland now enters into its second and final week. Negotiators are rushing to agree on a final guideline that limits the negative effects of climate change. Three years ago, the Paris climate talks delivered the first ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. 195 countries signed an agreement to reduceRead More

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Retiring Republican Congressmen open fire on Trump

As a number of Republican congressmen are expected to retire in a few weeks, they become more vocal about their criticism toward President Trump. Trump’s presidency is about to enter into its third year and Republican lawmakers who were once part of the #NeverTrump movement back in 2016 have gradually lost their influence. Although GOPRead More

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Cohen Pleads Guilty to Fresh Charges and Promises to Work with Mueller on Russian Probe

On November 29th, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty to new charges that he lied about a real-estate deal involving Trump and the Russians back in 2016. In August, Cohen already pleaded guilty to eight federal charges. The main allegation concerned his payments to two women at Trump’s direction in order to silenceRead More

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Iran and Syria

On Tuesday, Washington announced that it would impose additional sanctions on Iran and Syria for their alleged illicit oil trade scheme. Before the Tuesday action, U.S. sanctions against Iran allowed for a number of exemptions for medical products and devices. The new ban specifically punished Syrian citizen Mohammad Amer Alchiwiki and the Russian state-owned enterprise—GlobalRead More

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Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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