India supreme court decriminalises gay sex

India supreme court decriminalises gay sex

In a unanimous vote on September 6th, the Supreme Court of India, headed by India’s outgoing chief justice Dipak Misra, ruled that section 377, a 157-year-old colonial-era law which criminalises “intercourse against the order of nature”. The ruling overturned a 2013 decision which upheld the controversial law. The has now...

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Australia’s Revolving Door Government Spins Again

Australia’s Revolving Door Government Spins Again

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted from office after facing a rebellion from inside his own Liberal Party over Climate Change Policy. Turnbull is now the 5th Prime Minister to be ousted before completing a full term in office. 7 ministers and 15 others had resigned from Turnbull’s...

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Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

On August 9th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had the dubious distinction of being the one to announce the creation of the new sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, which he said would debut in 2020. “The time has come to write the next great...

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Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of the most accomplished and celebrated Americans of all time. He had a long and distinguished military career in during which he was appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, then served as Army Chief of Staff, the first Supreme Commander of...

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Zimbabwe: A Missed Opportunity For Reform

Zimbabwe: A Missed Opportunity For Reform

The November 2017 resignation of Robert Mugabe who ruled as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017 sent waves of optimism and hope through all of Africa just as the toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had once sent a wave...

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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador and Freezes Trade

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador and Freezes Trade

In a move which could be described as questionable at best, and utterly mad at worst, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador, recalled its own ambassador, and frozen all new trade deals with the North American nation over what it calls interference in its domestic affairs....

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Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Pope Francis has a history of causing heads to spin with his policies and ideas on how to bring the Catholic Church into the 21st century and is no stranger to the tensions and conflicts brought about by changes to millenia of church teachings. On August 2nd, the Pontiff has...

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Trump Demands End to ‘Witch Hunt’

Trump Demands End to ‘Witch Hunt’

U.S. President Donald Trump took to twitter suggesting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions end the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Muller. Trump tweeted on August 1st: “..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain...

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Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Amidst the ongoing trade war, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, came up with a creative way to explain trade and economics to U.S. President Donald Trump during their recent meeting on July 25th. The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior EU official explained their strategy to negotiate...

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Kuwaiti Social Media Celebrity Faces Harsh Backlash Over Viral Video

Kuwaiti Social Media Celebrity Faces Harsh Backlash Over Viral Video

Sondos Al-Qattan is a social media celebrity famous for her beauty tutorials on Instagram, where she has gathered over 2.3 million followers. However she now now risen to infamy after posting a video in which she denounced new laws which give Filipino workers a day off and the right to...

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