Turmoil And Tragedy Amidst Catalan Struggle For Independence

Century-old tensions between Catalonia and Spain finally erupted on October 1 when an illegal independence vote was held by the Catalan government, which was met with police sent in from other parts of Spain to prevent the vote from taking place. The conflict caused by the controversial referendum resulted in over 750 injuries by Spanish … More Turmoil And Tragedy Amidst Catalan Struggle For Independence

Hurricane Irma Leaves Thousands Without Power In Florida

The residents of Florida return home to shocking aftermath of Hurricane Irma. More than forty percent of Florida is still in need of electricity. Due to the extent of damage caused by the hurricane, Krebs said, “This will be a situation about rebuilding, instead of simply repairing damaged power infrastructure.” As well as loss of … More Hurricane Irma Leaves Thousands Without Power In Florida

Puerto Rico in Peril after Hurricane Maria

Thirteen days after Hurricane Maria hit hard, Puerto Rico remains stranded in apocalyptic-like conditions, and aid from the U.S. has been scant. With the loss of power spanning across the entire island and a severe depletion of food and fresh water, the death toll has risen to thirty-four within two weeks of the storm’s denouement. … More Puerto Rico in Peril after Hurricane Maria

Safety Concerns About the Olympics being hosted in South Korea

On Thursday the 21st of September, 2017, the French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said, “It is possible France will skip the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, due to security concerns.” The conflict between the United States and North Korea is not exactly helping matters; therefore France is having security speculations and concerns. Laura … More Safety Concerns About the Olympics being hosted in South Korea

Success for both Angela Merkel and the Far-Right in German Election

Angela Merkel and her party, the Christian Democratic Union, celebrated victory on September 24 as Merkel now begins her fourth term as Chancellor and continues to be the longest-standing leader in the European Union. However, their triumph was muted by unprecedented leaps and bounds by Alternative for Germany, a right-wing nationalist party that garnered roughly … More Success for both Angela Merkel and the Far-Right in German Election

North Korea’s Nuclear Program Threatens US as Tensions Rise

The dictatorial country of North Korea has had a long and controversial history with its turbulent usage of nuclear weaponry. Just within the past year, North Korea made its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and Kim Jong-un threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the U.S.” due to America’s threats to … More North Korea’s Nuclear Program Threatens US as Tensions Rise

Civil War continues to plague South Sudan; starvation rampant around the nation

Hunger, malnutrition, and famine keep coming in South Sudan with an inability to plant or harvest crops. Five million people are in need of help in South Sudan, according to the UN World Food Programme. People are forced to scavenge for food with not enough food deliveries to supply everyone. With a population of 11.3 … More Civil War continues to plague South Sudan; starvation rampant around the nation