Ram Nath Kovind becomes the 14th President of India. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee received the votes of 522 Members of Parliament. His opposition candidate, Meira Kumar, gained the votes of 225 MPs. Counting is still underway but the large margin makes a declaration
The warning comes as another German citizen is being held on terrorism charges. On Thursday, Germany’s foreign minister announced a significant “reorientation” of its policy towards Turkey. “We need our policies towards Turkey to go in a new direction … we can’t continue as we
On Thursday, Cardinal George Pell, a trusted adviser of The Pope, took a leave of absence. The move comes as Cardinal Pell prepares to fight multiple sexual assault charges in his native Australia. While speaking at the Vatican press office, Pell vehemently denied the charges.
Ehud Olmert was released Sunday after serving 16 months for corruption charges. The former Prime Minister was originally sentenced to 27 months, but was released early after serving about two-thirds of his sentence. Olmert was imprisoned for taking money from an American businessman in addition
The opposition leader has been formally banned by the Central Election Commission. The Central Electoral Commission based their ruling on the fact that Navalny was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Navalny decried the decision and stated that according to the constitution,
Ex-President Martinelli has been arrested in Florida on spying allegations. Panama’s exiled former president was arrested in Florida late Monday after being accused of political espionage by his successor in the Central American nation. Late Monday, Ricardo Martinelli was detained near his home in Coral
On September 25th, the people will speak. The announcement came on Wednesday via the twitter account of Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdish regional government. The referendum on whether to secede from Iraq will be held in the three provinces that make up the
As the country sinks deeper, citizens are fighting back On Saturday, Venezuelan citizens took to the streets in protest of the country’s growing food shortages. The march was quickly broken up by security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, who stands accused of deliberately crippling the
Duel Attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market The attack began late Saturday night. A white van carrying three men swerved into crowds on London Bridge, leaving bodies lying in the roadway. The suspects then jumped out the van and proceeded towards the nearby area
The series of bombings are being claimed by the Islamic State. Two major bombings took place outside a popular ice cream parlor in central Baghdad and the downtown area during rush-hour, according to Iraqi officials. These attacks account for most of the dead and injured.