Category Archives: International

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

Alexei Navalny Barred from Russian election.

Alexei Navalny Barred From Russian Presidential Poll

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,

Former Panama President Arrested for Espionage

Former President of Panama Arrested

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

Iraqi Kurds To Vote On Independence

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

Food Shortage Protests in Venezuela

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┬áNicolas Maduro, who stands accused of deliberately crippling the

London Bridge, borough Market Attack Leaves Seven Dead

London Terror Incident Leaves 7 Dead, Dozens Injured

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

Baghdad Bombings leave 31 people Dead.

Series of Bombings Leaves at Least 31 Dead in Baghdad

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.

Deadly explosion in Kabul kills 80, wounds hundreds.

Explosion in Kabul Leaves 80 Dead, Hundreds Injured

The powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour. A public health official said at least 80 people had been killed and more than 350 wounded. The blast also inflicted severe damage to embassy buildings. The victims of the explosion appear

Justin Trudeau asks Pope Francis for an apology.

Canadian PM Reportedly Asks Pope For An Apology

The popular Prime Minister has asked the Pope apologize for the Church’s abuse of Canada’s indigenous children. Residential schools were created in the 1880’s to take children from their families and assimilate them into mainstream Canadian society. The final such school did not close until