Protests in Hong Kong Over Extradition Bill

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday, protesting a government plan that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Rising fears over the erosion of Chinese civil liberties have driven the semiautonomous city apart from Bejing. The mass demonstration - one of the largest in Hong Kong's history - [...]

By | 2019-06-13T11:26:56-04:00 June 13th, 2019|International|0 Comments

May Resigns, Russia’s New Icebreaker, and an IT National Emergency

Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit https://www.npr.org/2019/05/24/726784463/british-prime-minister-theresa-may-acknowledges-defeat-announces-resignation On Friday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged defeat Friday and announced her resignation as leader of Britain's Conservative Party. The announcement came after years of debate over how the United Kingdom will proceed with Brexit. With her departure, the future of brexit remains uncertain. May [...]

By | 2019-05-27T12:18:59-04:00 May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Former CIA Officer Charged, ISIS Leader Reappears, and UK Defense Minister Fired

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying for China Jerry Chung Shin Lee plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to conspiring “to gather and send secret information to the PRC.” Lee, 54, began working in China and other places as a CIA Officer in 1997. He left the Agency in 2004, reportedly frustrated that [...]

By | 2019-05-06T21:50:24-04:00 May 6th, 2019|International, World News Round-Up|0 Comments

The Belt and Road Initiative, Ukranian Elections, and U.S. Cuba Relations

China’s Second Belt and Road Forum Is Underway This week, 36 world leaders have gathered in Beijing for to discuss China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Nine of the 10 ASEAN countries are represented at the conference as well as four of the five Central Asian countries. This level of attendance shows great regional confidence in [...]

By | 2019-04-30T20:17:42-04:00 April 30th, 2019|International, World News Round-Up|0 Comments