Kurdish Independence Vote to Include Kirkuk

Kurdish Independence Vote to Include Kirkuk

Kirkuk, a province in northern Iraq home to Kurds, has voted to take part in next month’s Kurdish independence referendum, in a session, however, that was boycotted by Turkmen and Arab members. Ethnic Kurds number at least thirty million people spread out over parts of Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran. Kurdish statehood has been a dream […]

Bannon Out at White House

Bannon Out at White House

Steve Bannon, the chief strategist of Donald Trump and controversial extreme right-wing activist has left his post after eight months of controversy. In a statement, the Trump administration said the decision was “by mutual agreement”. The so-called “alt-right” has sparked a crisis within the White House after the president failed to condemn the consortium of right-wing groups protesting […]

Kenyans Raise Voices in Tumultuous Election

Kenyans Raise Voices in Tumultuous Election

Kenyans will go to the polls tomorrow to elect their next president. The choice is between their current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and challenger Raila Odinga. Opinion polling has left experts calling the race a toss-up. But, the country itself may be a winner regardless of the outcome if it can avoid widespread violence. Less than […]

Macron and Merkel Discuss Significant Changes to Schengen

Berlin and Paris want stricter controls on the flow of migrants. They will have to come up with a new regime for the Schengen area by November 1st in order to get them.

Macron and Merkel Discuss Significant Changes to Schengen

France, with the support of Germany, has a plan to rewrite the Euro-area Schengen area rules. Because the current exceptions granted by Brussels for ‘temporary controls in exceptional circumstances’ expire in November and can no longer be renewed, time is of the essence. Paris and Berlin – plus the other countries that are ready to support […]

The Resignation of Reince Priebus Could Prove to be a Watershed

The Resignation of Reince Priebus Could Prove to be a Watershed

There is little doubt in the mind of anyone that Reince Priebus’ exit from the White House today had everything to do with Anthony Scaramucci’s arrival. Multiple sources have stated that Priebus advised against bringing Scaramucci on as White House Communications Director. When Scaramucci got the job anyway, he went on an expletive laced rant […]

Observers Grow Worried at Poland’s Targeting of Judiciary

Observers Grow Worried at Poland’s Targeting of Judiciary

The upper chamber of the Polish Parliament agreed Saturday on legislation that critics assert will destroy the independent judiciary in the country. The legislation was a priority of the right wing Law and Justice Party, with Jaroslaw Kacynski, a co-founder and head of the party, stating that “the issue of courts must be completed” before […]

Panama Ends Ties with Taiwan, Establishes them with China

Panama Ends Ties with Taiwan, Establishes them with China

In a joint statement between China and Panama Monday evening, the two countries announced the establishment of formal diplomatic relations and the severing of ties between Panama and Taiwan. China has claimed Taiwan as its own since Republican forces fled there in 1949. The joint statement read, in part, “The Government of the Republic of […]

Riots Erupt in Swedish Neighborhood of Rinkeby

Riots Erupt in Swedish Neighborhood of Rinkeby

Riots erupted in a disproportionately immigrant town of Rinkeby yesterday, a northern suburb of Stockholm after police made an arrest. Riots previously broke out in the city twice before, in 2010 and 2013, but most think Sweden has done a better job of many European countries in assimilating refugee and immigrant populations. The event came […]