Authorities and Protestors Clash at Hong Kong Airport

Demonstrations in Hong Kong turned violent today as clashes erupted at Hong Kong’s international airport. Protestors had shut down one the world’s busiest airports for the second straight day, blocking departure lines and causing the cancellation of more than 200 flights. Police said they tried to help emergency crews reach a man who was apprehended […]

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Boris Johnson to Become Next UK Prime Minister

The United Kingdom has a new prime minister as Boris Johnson became the leader of the country’s governing Conservative Party. He defeated Conservative rival Jeremy Hunt by winning two-thirds of roughly 160,000 party votes across the country today. He will officially become prime minister tomorrow once Queen Elizabeth II formally asks him to form a […]

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Iran Threatens to Break Aspects of Nuclear Deal in Response to U.S. Actions

The Iran government announced today that it will break its commitment to the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between the U.S., Iran and five other countries. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal last year saying the deal had not been negotiated up to his standards. The deal specifies that Iran will stockpile no more […]

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European Elections See Partisans Gain Seats and Centrists Lose

The European Union held parliamentary elections this weekend and partisan groups – both on the right and left – made big gains. Suffering losses were centrist parties who now hold the least power in about 40 years. Europe has spent that last 4 days voting for representatives in the European Parliament, the lawmaking arm of […]

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Theresa May Steps Down Amid Failure to Find Brexit Agreement

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation today, telling supporters that it was with “deep regret” that she couldn’t deliver a Brexit deal. May said she had done everything she could to convince British Parliament to support a withdrawal deal she had crafted with the European Union but that now it was in the […]

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Putin Vows to Brief Washington on Summit with Kim Jong Un

An historic summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up with the both sides agreeing to keep denuclearization as a goal for the international community. Both men characterized their talks as “good” and Putin called on the Trump administration to make greater compromises than have thus far been […]

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“London Patient” Becomes Second Man to be Functionally Cured of AIDS

A man living in England who was HIV-positive has become the second adult worldwide to be cleared of the deadly virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant. Nearly three years after receiving stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists the HIV virus, the man known as “the London patient,” shows […]

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Saudi Arabia Admits Role in Khashoggi’s Death

Saudi Arabia has admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month. The Kingdom had up until now denied any role in the death. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He went there to obtain paperwork which would allow him […]

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