U.S. Sends Troops to Yemen

President Trump has authorized the deployment of a small number of American troops to Southern Yemen in an attempt to drive Al-Qaeda out of the region. The American troops will fight alongside a Yemeni tribal group called the Shabwami forces and the U.A.E. in the Shabwa province located in the Arabian Peninsula. In March, Trump introduced legislation that declared parts of Yemen as “temporary battlefields” … Continue reading U.S. Sends Troops to Yemen

Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.

Many news outlets have praised President Trump’s handling of the economy since taking office, citing the more than one million jobs that have been added to the workforce. However, the American economy under Trump is actually slightly worse off than under his predecessor Barack Obama. On average, 181,000 jobs were added per month under Obama compared to Trump’s 179,000 per month, which indicates a better … Continue reading Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.

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

Tensions Rise Between China and India

China has demanded that India remove troops from the 2,175 mile long shared border neighboring the kingdom of Bhutan. Tensions have risen in the past year due to a increase in Indian troops along the border and the construction of highways. According to the foreign ministry of China, “India is not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between China and India

Turkey Rejects a Kurdish State

For years, the Kurds and Turkish have fought for the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Iraq which has led to multiple suicide bombings in Turkey and thousands of deaths on both sides. On Friday, deputy chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Mehmet Gunal spoke of Turkish support for Iraq’s territorial integrity. In other words, Turkey would fight to protect that national sovereignty … Continue reading Turkey Rejects a Kurdish State

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