• FAILURE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM TOPPLES FINNISH GOVERNMENT

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Finland’s coalition government resigned on March 7th a month ahead of a general election, saying it could not deliver on a healthcare reform package that is widely seen as crucial to securing long-term government finances. Healthcare...
  • DENMARK SCHOOLS HAVE A WEEK OF SEX (EDUCATION)

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Denmark’s sex education curriculum is among the most progressive in the world, so much so that the sixth week of the school year is dedicated entirely to all things sex and relationships. ‘Sex week’ — a...
  • HANGING JUDGE MADE IRAN’S CHIEF JUSTICE

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed ultra-conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, a one-time presidential hopeful, as head of the judiciary, the leader’s website said. Former judge Raisi, who currently heads the holy shrine of Imam...
  • U.S. COALITION THREATENED EAST OF THE EUPHRATES

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to keep a residual force of at least 400 troops in Syria prevents the immediate takeover of valuable natural resources and infrastructure in Eastern Syria by Iran, Assad, and Russia. These actors...
  • CAN ARMENIA AND TURKEY MAKE UP

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Little more than 100 years after the Ottoman Turks killed about 1.5 million of the empire’s Armenian citizens, Turkey’s president tweeted in Armenian. On Friday March 7th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan surprised Twitter users with...
  • COLOMBIA’S FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS FIGHT FOR LEVEL FIELD

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Its not just the US Women’s team that is fighting for gender equality Sara Pulecio, who played for Colombia’s soccer club La Equidad, controls the ball during a soccer clinic for professional female players in Bogota,...
  • INDIA TAKES A LEAF FROM ISRAEL’S BOOK

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    On Feb. 25, 11 days after a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad killed upwards of 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Mirage 2000 fighter jets crossed into Pakistani airspace, marking the Indian military’s first incursion...
  • RUSSIAGATE BEGAN WITH SNOWDEN

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    The ability of Russian intelligence agencies to penetrate and attack US systems, including the Presidential election that elected Donald Trump, was enhanced by the debriefings in Moscow of Edward Snowden, a man still regarded in many...
  • TRUMP SOLD WEAPONS TO UKRAINE TO SHUT DOWN MANAFORT PROSECUTION

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    The Trump Administration bartered the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine to bury a potentially damaging investigation of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced late on Thursday February 1...
  • HOW SEVEN AFRICAN NATIONS SQUANDERED FOREIGN AID

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Africa’s foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human exports from the continent. Aside from being the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations for nine years (1997 to 2006), the late Ghanaian was one...