Category Archives: World News

June 05

Power Shakeup in the Middle East!

BBC – “Qatar row: Saudi and Egypt among countries to cut Doha links” – “The diplomatic withdrawal was first put into motion by Bahrain, then Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based government and the Maldives all followed suit. SPA cited officials as saying the decision was taken to “protect its national security […]

May 30

Europe’s growing problems with the current U.S. administration

By Samuel Osborne, The Independent, “Ms Merkel said that as the traditional western alliance is threatened by the new US presidency and Brexit, “the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.” “Her comments came after Mr Trump said he needed more […]

May 30

Macron 1 – Putin 0

By Robert Mackey, The Intercept,“When news outlets spread defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists. They are influence operations,” Macron said, as Putin shifted uneasily from side to side. “Russia Today and Sputnik were influence operations during this campaign, which on several occasions told lies about me personally and my campaign.” Continue Reading

May 02

“Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move” – BBC

“Mr Maduro said his move was necessary to fend off a foreign-backed plot against him. The US said it was a bid to cling to power, while Brazil called it a “coup”.”  

“Merkel presses Putin over anti-gay purge in Chechnya” – The Guardian

“Angela Merkel has urged Vladimir Putin to investigate reports of the torture and persecution of gay men in Chechnya and to ensure the safety of LGBT people across the region.” “Merkel also raised concerns over restrictions on the freedom of assembly in Russia, following the arrest by riot police of people demonstrating against the anti-gay […]