Sunday, January 21, 2018

Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

By BBC The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group's...

Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the pope

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sean Spicer finally got to meet the pope. The former White House press secretary attended an audience with Pope Francis Sunday as part of an annual...

Austria’s Ban on Burqas: Oppressed and Not Correctly Dressed

By Claire O'Connor, Franklin and Marshall College Have you ever thought to yourself, “What’s the difference between a burqa and a bikini?” Probably not. The main difference is very obvious:...

Divided French Left Struggles to Block Marine Le Pen

By EMILY TAMKIN, FOREIGN POLICY  The French presidential election in May has become surprisingly important, coming as it does on the heels of Brexit, Donald Trump’s victory in November, and a...

Extraordinary Rendition: Extraordinarily Undemocratic

Imagine: our own country kidnapping or abducting someone and transferring him or her to another country, usually one with lax torture laws. Sounds like something no democratic nation would...

Human Rights vs. Human Life

Tell me this, what is more important: human rights or human life? How do we distinguish which should come first? Is there even a difference? These are the questions...

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill to Boost Erdogan Powers

By Assosiated Press Staff, AP News ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that...

Corruption in Romania…Legalized?

Never in my life, have I thought I would read the words “legalizing corruption” from a major news source concerning a member of the European Union; however this is...

Inside the Brexit talks: 72 hours in Brussels

Politico Like a pack of over-dressed late summer tourists, they streamed out of the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Midi on Tuesday morning with their roller-bags and duffels. Their mission,...

Syria Talks Set to Begin in Astana as Ceasefire Holds

By Zena Tahhan & Dylan Collins, AlJazeera News The Astana meeting marks a distinct change from what has previously been a diplomatic process led by UN, say analysts. Astana, Kazakhstan -  Key...