New Spanish Cabinet Features More Women than Men

The formation of Spain’s new government saw the country reach its highest number of women holding cabinet positions. Pedro Sanchez became Spain’s new prime minister following a vote of “no confidence” against the former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who was in power since 2011. Sanchez, leader of the socialist PSOE party, is expected to extend welfare rights and open talks with Catalonia regarding a … Continue reading New Spanish Cabinet Features More Women than Men

Austria to Close Seven ‘Political’ Mosques and Expel Imams

Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), announced on Friday that Austria would shut down seven mosques and kick out Imams who are funded by foreign countries. Kurz’s decision was prompted by several children’s reenactment of the Battle of Gallipoli in a mosque while wearing Turkish military uniforms. “Parallel societies, political Islam, and radicalization tendencies have no place in our country,” … Continue reading Austria to Close Seven ‘Political’ Mosques and Expel Imams

Saudi Arabia and Russia Reignite Relations in the Middle East

Since the outbreak of the Iraq war in 2002, the United States has acted as the main policeman in the Middle East and throughout the globe. America’s eastern counterpart, Russia, has strove to combat American dominance through numerous actions, backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and tampering with America’s elections. More recently, Russia has attempted to reconnect with one of America’s strongest allies, the Kingdom of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Russia Reignite Relations in the Middle East

Eastern Europe Resembles Cold War Times

Over the next few years, the U.S., allied NATO, and EU members will conduct military exercises to ensure Eastern European countries that any Russian aggression will be met with force. The majority of American soldiers are inexperienced when it comes to the landscape, having fought for years in the sandy Middle East. The largest exercise in Europe this year cost $40 million and included more … Continue reading Eastern Europe Resembles Cold War Times

Germany to Send Refugees to Greece

Germany will send fellow EU member, Greece, 392 asylum seekers using the EU’s Dublin Convention as an excuse. The Dublin Convention states that the first EU country a refugee arrives in, makes that nation responsible for their asylum claim. However, since the economic recession in 2008, Greece has failed to recover financially still relying on bailouts from the IMF and EU (Germany). Greek migrant reception … Continue reading Germany to Send Refugees to Greece

Russian Ambassador Says Talks with Flynn were Basic

During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak met with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a member of the Trump campaign. Kislyak recently told the Russian media that what the two discussed was “simple things” and exclaimed that there were “no secrets.” Its hard to believe Kislyak or Flynn considering that Flynn was not honest on his security clearance form which eventually … Continue reading Russian Ambassador Says Talks with Flynn were Basic

Extreme Weather in Europe Could Kill 152,000 a Year by 2100

Scientists have once again forecasted a gloom outlook for the state of nations in the darkening cloud that is global warming. By 2100, extreme weather in Europe could kill up to 152,000 people a year with heat waves as the main culprit. The report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center also found that two in three people would be affected by disasters by 2100, … Continue reading Extreme Weather in Europe Could Kill 152,000 a Year by 2100