Global Warming Could Reveal Mummified Corpses in the Alps

Increased temperatures in the Swiss Alps could reveal the bodies of hundreds of mountaineers who perished decades ago. Last week, Swiss officials found the body have a German citizen who had gone missing on a hike in August 1987. Global warming has caused the Swiss glaciers to melt roughly 900 billion liters of water over the past year. The glaciers have shrunk from 670 square … Continue reading Global Warming Could Reveal Mummified Corpses in the Alps

Russia Cracks-down on Web VPNs

A highly controversial move by Russian President Vladimir Putin will see Russian officials crack-down on virtual private networks (VPNs). VPNs allow users to appear as if they are in a different country and bypass censored websites from their home nation. Russia has previously censored websites that promoted demonstrations against the government which caused a major anti-government protest in the streets of Moscow, ironic. Former NSA … Continue reading Russia Cracks-down on Web VPNs

Russian Pipeline Plans to go Ahead Despite U.S. Sanctions

Russia’s plans to build two pipelines, one to Germany and the other to Turkey, will go ahead despite President Trump signing sanctions against Russia on Wednesday. However, the sanctions have delayed the construction of the pipelines and have made the venture more expensive. In order for Gazprom, the Russian oil giant, to raise enough money for the pipelines, they will be forced depend on Russian … Continue reading Russian Pipeline Plans to go Ahead Despite U.S. Sanctions

Pence Visits Eastern European Countries

Mike Pence visited Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro demonstrating the U.S.’s commitment to NATO and the threat that Russia poses on Tuesday. During his campaign, Trump called NATO “obsolete” and questioned whether the U.S. would step in if Russia or another nation attacked a member of NATO. However, Pence has quelled any questions about Trump’s rhetoric by reiterating the U.S.’s willingness to help countries if attacked … Continue reading Pence Visits Eastern European Countries

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill

After much speculation, Trump has reluctantly signed the sanctions bill which will place further sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran. Trump said that signing this bill was “for the sake of national unity” but also called the legislation “seriously flawed” and “clearly unconstitutional.” It is unusual for a president to sign something and immediately come out against it, but it is Trump. Frankly, Trump … Continue reading Trump Signs Sanctions Bill

Russia Harks Back to Cold War Days

Russia is planning to send more than 100,000 troops to their western borders for a military exercise, which will be one of the largest military buildups undertaken by President Putin. The exercise will take place near Belarus, which is NATO territory, and is seen as an act of aggression by the Russians after the U.S.’s latest decision to add more sanctions. The move is also … Continue reading Russia Harks Back to Cold War Days

500 To Stand Trial for 2016’s Turkey Coup

After the failed coup last summer in Turkey, many were arrested by police for their attempted overthrow of president Erdogan. On Tuesday, 500 people including army generals and pilots were escorted into a courtroom in Ankara accused of commanding the coup from an airbase in the capital city. Many protesters surrounded the entrance to the courtroom jeering at the accused for killing relatives and demanded … Continue reading 500 To Stand Trial for 2016’s Turkey Coup