Category Archives: International

Migrants Stranded at Sea Arrive in Spain

Migrants began arriving Sunday after Italy turned them away, leaving them stranded at sea for a week. Rescue ship, The Aquarius, finally docked in port of Valencia after a harrowing week that left many fearing for their lives. Originally the rescue vessel carried about 630

Sri Lanka Ends State of Emergency

Sri Lanka’s President announced Sunday he is ending the nationwide state of emergency. Maithripala Sirisena declared the emergency 13 days ago in response to anti-Muslim riots in which three people died and hundreds of shops were destroyed. Sirisena said improvements in the security situation prompted him to

Dual Car Bombs Rock Somali Capital

On Friday, two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu killing 27 people and injuring 20. The attack was carried out by the Islamic militant group Al Shabaab. According to authorities, the first bomb was detonated after members of the group breached a checkpoint near the presidential palace.

China Releases U.S. Student

China Releases U.S. Student

The young man was released Monday following a week long detention over taxi dispute. Guthrie McLean was detained for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute. McLean, a student at the University of Montana, was released from

Manhunt Underway in Swiss Chainsaw Attack

Manhunt Underway in Schaffhausen Attack

On Monday, a man attacked people in a office with a chainsaw. Armed with a chainsaw, a lone attacker has wounded five people at a health insurer’s office in the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. Police suspect the man is Franz Wrousis. Wrousis has two previous

Polish President Vetoes Judicial Reform Bill

Polish President Vetoes Judicial Reform Bill

The controversial bill triggered massive protests. On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced his unexpected decision to veto a bill touted by his own party. The bill was part of a larger pack of judicial reforms that would have given his populist government the power to

Ram Nath Kovind is India's Next President

India’s Next President Is Ram Nath Kovind

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

Germany Issues Travel Warning to Citizens about Turkey

Germany Issues Warning to Citizens Traveling to Turkey

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

Ehud Olmert released from prison.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Released From Prison

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