March For Our Lives was a student led demonstrations, held on March 24, 2018 in Washington D.C. with 800+ sibling marches around the world. Over 200 thousand people attended the march in Washington D.C. People marched in solitude in order to prevent gun violence with stronger gun laws. Parkland student speakers included Emma González, David Hogg, Delaney Turr, Alex Wind, and Cameron Kasky, all speaking on the premises that enough is enough and that school shootings need to co
Former Catalan President Charles Puigdemont has been on the run since October. When Puigdemont visited Finland to promote the cause for Catalonian Independence, Spain reactivated the international arrest warrant for the ex-president. Puigdemont is wanted on charges of sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds, all as a result of his involvement in the Catalonian Independence referendum. If charged, he could face up to 30 years in prison. The arrest warrant arrived in Sp
On Wednesday March 21st politicians in Kosovo were shocked by a large amount of tear gas being released in the parliament chambers. The gas was set off by opposition politicians hoping to delay a vote on Kosovo opening its borders to the EU. This minority party was overshadowed and it appears as though the vote will pass and Kosovo will further its integration with the EU.
In 2012, Elon Musk first suggested the creation of the HyperLoop. A new form of transportation, getting rid of the two biggest things that slow down all vehicles: air resistance, and friction. The HyperLoop would look like a train, but be magnetically levitated, getting rid of friction, and would go through a tube, which would get rid of air resistance. Having been busy with his other companies such as SpaceX and Tesla, Musk did not have the time to build the HyperLoop himsel
In an effort to work towards a solution for the opioid crisis (a drug problem in the US and elsewhere that results in over 115 American deaths daily), the Trump administration has been finalising a plan that will call for controversial methods. One such is enforcing the death penalty for some drug dealers. Lawmakers are split on this, with some such as Chris Collins (NY) in favour while others oppose it, such as Ed Markey (MA). This plan could cost billions more than Trump bu
Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001. Yet they have one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world - there are around 2 million privately owned for the population of just over 8 million. In a culture where guns are incredibly engrained, measures have been taken in order to keep gun violence under control, such as most men being taught how to use a gun through mandatory military service, and gun providers having to follow strict licensing procedures. In ad
On Sunday morning, Syrian rebels took control over the city of Afrin, backed by Turkey. This impacted the Kurdish aspirations for self determination in the region, and added to Turkey’s ever growing presence in Syria. They were able to move in after Kurdish troops withdrew into the surrounding hills.
The UAE has been a prime location for international trade. In the 1950s oil deposits were found near the capital, Abu Dhabi, which counted for 400 billion dollars of the UAEs GDP. But Dubai wasn’t so rich, only 1 % of its economy was from oil sales. The UAE has always had a close relationship with the UK, granting them Western investments and partnerships. Thus in 2000 the international credit boom helped the UAE receive foreign investments that payed for the world's tallest
Vladimir Putin has recently made an impressive, and predictable, win in the Russian election polls. An election with eight candidates, Putin was the obvious winner from the beginning, partly due to the exclusion of the most popular opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
The overwhelming final results of the election were largely encouraged by the popular belief that Putin’s stance against the West is propagating ameliorated Russian living standards and a renewed patriotism
Rex Tillerson is an American government official who served under as the Secretary of State for Donald Trump, and has just been fired from this position. He is also a former energy executive who had worked for Exxon. In October, Trump criticised the former ExxonMobil executive's efforts to open a dialogue with North Korea, just one example of their difficult relationship.