UK Mourns Her Queen

UK Mourns Her Queen

The United Kingdom was thrown into mourning yesterday following Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch. Buckingham palace had earlier announced that the 96-year-old monarch had been placed under medical supervision after doctors expressed concern over her health. Members of the royal family had rushed to Balmoral castle,…

Liz Truss replaces Boris Johnson as UK’s Prime Minister
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Liz Truss replaces Boris Johnson as UK’s Prime Minister

Britain’s Conservative Party has announced that its members have chosen Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson as its new party leader and next Prime minister of the United Kingdom. Forty-seven-year-old Liz Truss who until her election as the PM, was the foreign secretary in Johnson’s cabinet, defeated Rishi Sunak, a former Chancellor of Exchequer, whose…

Benjamin Netanyahu on returning to the office of Prime Minister
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Benjamin Netanyahu on returning to the office of Prime Minister

Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has his eyes set on returning to the office of Prime Minister, but he needs to win a 61-seat majority in the Knesset to form a coalition that could pass laws, and take steps to stop his corruption trial.  How’s he doing with the bid?  In the last few days,…

Czech massive protest: what you need to know

Czech massive protest: what you need to know

Thousands of protesters on Saturday matched on Prague to express discontent over the Czech government’s foreign and economic policies.  What policies? The protesters, who numbered about 70,000 and represented the anti-migrant Freedom and Direct Democracy Party and the Communist Party, were displeased with the government’s handling of the country’s rising inflation, a situation they say is…

E.U considers canceling all Russians

E.U considers canceling all Russians

Officials of the European Union (E.U) are unsatisfied with the impact of sanctions and other measures initiated against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and are considering targeting all Russians, including civilians.  Target in what way?  E.U. Foreign Ministers have been in talks about whether to limit travel permits for Russian citizens or outright ban…

Germany launches world’s first railway powered by hydrogen

Germany launches world’s first railway powered by hydrogen

Germany has inaugurated the world’s first railway line powered entirely by hydrogen.  Hydrogen trains have been projected to help decarbonize the rail sector by phasing out climate-warming diesel, which still powers 20% of trips within Germany. The fleet of 14 trains, provided by French industrial giant Alstom to the German state of Lower Saxony, replaces…

Chinese Province plans to ban sales of fuel-powered cars

Chinese Province plans to ban sales of fuel-powered cars

In an effort to curb climate-changing carbon emissions, Hainan Island in the south China Sea says it will place a ban on the sales of fuel-and diesel-powered cars. A statement from the Hainan Provincial Government said “Sales of fossil fuel-powered cars will be banned by 2030 and electric vehicles promoted with tax breaks and by…

LGBTQ: finding a middle ground between Change and Tradition 
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LGBTQ: finding a middle ground between Change and Tradition 

Singapore has announced plans to decriminalize homosexuality but will protect the country’s definition of marriage.   What does that mean?  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong disclosed the plan during the annual National Day Rally yesterday, August 21, 2022. According to the PM, the government will repeal a colonial-era law that criminalized intimacy between men, and under…

French President, Emmanuel Macron to visit Algeria

French President, Emmanuel Macron to visit Algeria

French President, Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to visit Algeria next week, in a bid tostrengthen the relationship between the two countries, 60 years after Algeria gainedIndependence from France. According to a statement from the Elysée Palace, President Macron will visit Algeria fromThursday, 25th of August, to Saturday 27, 2022. “The trip will contribute to deepening…

Symbolizing the importance of a message 

Symbolizing the importance of a message 

The Laocoon, one of the Vatican museum’s oldest sculptures, was the target of environmental activists who staged a protest in Italy yesterday.  What was the protest about? Gluing their hands to the base of the sculpture, with a banner affixed to it reading “No gas, no coal”, the activists were protesting the government’s exploration for…