Women Can Finally Drive in Saudi Arabia

Women Can Finally Drive in Saudi Arabia

King Salman issued a royal decree this week in Saudi Arabia that for the first time allows women to drive. The religiously conservative country was the only one in the world that had not allowed women to obtain drivers licenses, although they could have cars registered in their own name. The new law takes effect next […]

Bangladesh Struggling to Accomodate Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh Struggling to Accomodate Rohingya Refugees

As Rohingyas flee Myanmar as refugees and enter Bangladesh, the latter is rushing to try and accommodate the influx of 400,000 refugees. The government has said it is planning to build an enormous camp in the next ten days to temporarily house the newcomers. The camp will be built in an area along the border with Myanmar […]

The Mysterious Attack on U.S. Diplomats in Havana

The Mysterious Attack on U.S. Diplomats in Havana

An investigation by the FBI has so far failed turn up the answer to who attacked twenty-one U.S. diplomats and five Canadian diplomats in Cuba. The attack was a sonic attack which caused dizziness, confusion, and deafness. The attacks were made at the homes of diplomats as well as hotels where they were staying. U.S. […]

Kenyan Court Annuls Election Results

Kenyan Court Annuls Election Results

In a ruling issued today that is sure to have wide reverberations, Kenya’s Supreme Court has nullified the result of the August 8 presidential election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The electoral board committed “irregularities and illegalities” during the vote. The Court said that those actions harmed the integrity of the election and ordered a new election within […]

Brazil Embarks on Major Privatization Plan

Brazil Embarks on Major Privatization Plan

The budget deficit of the government of Brazil is expected to be slightly lower than 8% of GDP this year. That is an improvement on last year’s figure of 9% of GDP, but is still well higher than any figure that could be considered sustainable and more than double the deficit levels expected to be […]

Jacob Zuma Survives Another Censure Vote

Jacob Zuma Survives Another Censure Vote

South Africa’s opposition party is disappointed today as President Jacob Zuma survived a new censure motion in parliament. “The results of the vote are as follows: 177 in favor of the [censorship] motion, 198 against and 9 abstentions,” declared the House Speaker, under the acclamation of majority legislators. It was the sixth such vote against Zuma and the first […]

Former Peruvian President to Remain in Detention

Former Peruvian President to Remain in Detention

Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were ordered remain in pre-trial detention by a Lima court this past Friday for money laundering. The alleged crimes of Humala and Heredia are related to allegations of receiving $ 3 million from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht as part of his 2011 election campaign. Humala was subsequently elected […]

Once Again, Senate Fails to Repeal Obamacare

Once Again, Senate Fails to Repeal Obamacare

The US Senate on Friday rejected by 51 votes to 49 a minimum initiative to bury Obamacare, the system that has extended medical coverage to 20 million people since 2010. It was the third failed attempt by the Conservatives and an unequivocal signal that Donald Trump, despite having a majority in both houses, is unable […]

New Study Finds 99% of Past NFL Players have Brain Damage

New Study Finds 99% of Past NFL Players have Brain Damage

The growing consensus on long-term neurological damage produced by football found new support on Tuesday. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found brain injuries in 110 of 111 brains donated by ex- NFL players. Although the conclusions cannot be extrapolated to all those who play football, this is the […]

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