In China, Your Social Credit Score Can Determine Your Future

The Chinese government has begun assigning Chinese citizens credit scores in an effort to build what it calls, a culture of “sincerity.” The government will assign a score to individuals and that score will either increase or decrease based on what people buy, whom they associate with and what they post on social media. Praising […]

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Mass Violence on Israeli/Palestinian Border as U.S. Embassy Opens

Fifty-eight Palestinians were killed and 2,700 were injured in one of the most violent days along the Palestinian/Israeli border in years. The violence came amidst protests that began on March 30 and had already seen dozens of casualties. The protests are in response to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem a city scared […]

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What Next After the U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Deal?

President Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal last week, his main complaint being that it was a poorly negotiated deal that didn’t include important provisions. The President would like to see the deal expanded to include Iran’s non-nuclear, ballistic missile program as well as their alleged state sponsoring of terror in […]

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Strikes Between Israel and Iran Along Syria’s Border

Iran and Israel have reportedly exchanged military strikes in the Golan Heights, an area on Israel’s eastern border with Syria. The Israeli military said that it had struck nearly seventy targets including an Iranian military compound north of Damascus, arms storage warehouses at Damascus International Airport and a logistics headquarters belonging to the Quds Force, […]

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World Reaction to Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal

The world has reacted to President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran. The leaders of France, the U.K. and Germany issued a joint statement expressing concern over the U.S.’ decision. “It is with regret and concern that we, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom […]

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John Kerry Working in the Shadows to Keep Iran Deal Alive

Former Secretary of State John Kerry has been working over the last several months to drum up support for the United States’ remaining in the Iran nuclear deal, according to The Boston Globe. Kerry, according to the Globe, has met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to forge a strategy that would keep the international […]

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Plan to Denuclearize Not Because of U.S., North Korea Says

North Korea’s plan to denuclearize was not the result of pressure from the United States, the country’s news agency announced this week, adding that the U.S. was intentionally misleading the public by claiming otherwise. The U.S. government has repeatedly claimed North Korea’s decision to denuclearize was the result of imposed sanctions and a “maximum pressure” […]

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In Response to Russian Aggression Navy Re-Establishes 2nd Fleet

The United States Navy is reviving its Second Fleet, the fleet responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean, almost seven years after disbanding it. The fleet was split as a result of cost-saving and restructuring measures. It is being re-constituted as tension between the U.S. and Russia, as well as China, have ratcheted up in recent […]

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