Turkey attacks Kurds


Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq after a Turkish diplomat was killed there. While there is no claim of responsibility from Kurdish fighters, Turkey has retaliated against the group.

Iran seizes British oil tanker


Iranian media is reporting that Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. While the situation is still developing, this seizure may be in retaliation for an Iranian tanker seized by the UK as it headed for Syria.

Popular app has Russian connections


A popular face-editing app developed in Russia is now catching the attention of the FBI. Senator Schumer is asking the FBI to investigate the app, as the app requires “full and irrevocable access to [users’] personal photos and data.”

Trump broke campaign finance law in 2016


Newly released federal search warrants detail Trump’s deep involvement in his hush money scheme to hide his affair and protect his campaign in 2016. This scheme is illegal under federal campaign finance laws.

Trump’s racist tweets spark outrage


How does Trump follow up on his latest racist Twitter tirade? By demanding that those he attacked apologize to him, the U.S., and Israel. Additionally, GOP lawmakers have almost been completely silent on Trump’s racist Twitter attack.

EU gets a new leader


Ursula von der Leyen was elected as President of the European Commission. Leyen, former German defense minister, is the first woman elected to hold the E.U.’s top position.

Max Boot: Trump is a bigot


“Trump is a bigot and doesn’t even bother to hide it. In fact — and this is the truly appalling part — he parades his bigotry in the expectation that it will win him votes.”

China’s economy slows


China’s economic growth slows to 6.2%, the slowest in nearly 30 years. While Trump takes credit, the slowdown is likely due to China’s development. Economic growth is expected to slow as economies get stronger.

Maduro, Guaido talks to continue


Another round of talks between Maduro and Guaido envoys ended after a week of meetings in Barbados. Norway, who is mediating the talks, says that despite no agreement being reached, talks will continue.

China’s subtle espionage campaign


China’s subtle influence and espionage campaign deepens in Europe. Students living abroad are taught to “turn patriotic feelings into patriotic deeds … tightly tie your own ideals to the destiny of the motherland!”

Turkey attacks Kurds


Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq after a Turkish diplomat was killed there. While there is no claim of responsibility from Kurdish fighters, Turkey has retaliated against the group.

Iran seizes British oil tanker


Iranian media is reporting that Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. While the situation is still developing, this seizure may be in retaliation for an Iranian tanker seized by the UK as it headed for Syria.

Popular app has Russian connections


A popular face-editing app developed in Russia is now catching the attention of the FBI. Senator Schumer is asking the FBI to investigate the app, as the app requires “full and irrevocable access to [users’] personal photos and data.”

Trump broke campaign finance law in 2016


Newly released federal search warrants detail Trump’s deep involvement in his hush money scheme to hide his affair and protect his campaign in 2016. This scheme is illegal under federal campaign finance laws.

Trump’s racist tweets spark outrage


How does Trump follow up on his latest racist Twitter tirade? By demanding that those he attacked apologize to him, the U.S., and Israel. Additionally, GOP lawmakers have almost been completely silent on Trump’s racist Twitter attack.

EU gets a new leader


Ursula von der Leyen was elected as President of the European Commission. Leyen, former German defense minister, is the first woman elected to hold the E.U.’s top position.

Max Boot: Trump is a bigot


“Trump is a bigot and doesn’t even bother to hide it. In fact — and this is the truly appalling part — he parades his bigotry in the expectation that it will win him votes.”

China’s economy slows


China’s economic growth slows to 6.2%, the slowest in nearly 30 years. While Trump takes credit, the slowdown is likely due to China’s development. Economic growth is expected to slow as economies get stronger.

Maduro, Guaido talks to continue


Another round of talks between Maduro and Guaido envoys ended after a week of meetings in Barbados. Norway, who is mediating the talks, says that despite no agreement being reached, talks will continue.

China’s subtle espionage campaign


China’s subtle influence and espionage campaign deepens in Europe. Students living abroad are taught to “turn patriotic feelings into patriotic deeds … tightly tie your own ideals to the destiny of the motherland!”