The fault in our government: The need for a political revolution

I HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU ‘MURICANS: BUT WE DON’T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. The reality is that most Americans are not surprised by this statement, they know that there is a grave problem in Washington, Money in Politics: The issue that affects every other issue. The United States has transformed from a Representative Democracy to a plutocracy. There is no debate about that, … Continue reading The fault in our government: The need for a political revolution

Protests against Catalan leadership arrests

Thousands of Catalans took to the streets outside the region’s parliament in Barcelona on Thursday to protest the internment of eight ministers of Catalonia’s former government.  The former officials, along with four others who ignored Spain’s high court summons, are charged with rebellion, sedition, and misuse of public funds. Carles Puigdemont was also charged but didn’t leave Belgium to answer to Spanish prosecutors. Madrid is … Continue reading Protests against Catalan leadership arrests

Apple shares hit records over iPhone X

Apple released its highly anticipated iPhone X on Friday a decade after the mobile line was launched in the United States, sending shares up by 3% and carrying the Cupertino-based company to a market capitalization of nearly $890 billion USD.  Apple Inc is the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, and with sales exceeding expectations as December holiday shopping season approaches, economic analysts predict that … Continue reading Apple shares hit records over iPhone X

Daesh loses final strongholds

Within the same day, Daesh (IS) has lost its final strongholds in Syria and Iraq.  Early on Friday, the Syrian Army said it had recaptured Deir al-Zour and hours later Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said al-Qa’im right across the border had been liberated by government forces. Iraqi forces said they have retaken the last border post-Daesh held between Iraq and Syria. Soon after, the … Continue reading Daesh loses final strongholds

Colombia, UN to combat cocaine production

The government of Colombia signed a $315 million USD deal with the United Nations on Friday to compensate farmers switching to safer crops from coca, used to make cocaine.  “This historic agreement is a unique opportunity to turn the tide against Colombia’s coca cultivation and help farmers embrace alternative development,” said the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC. Executive Director … Continue reading Colombia, UN to combat cocaine production

Trump’s personal Twitter offline for minutes

Twitter confirmed in a statement that United States President Donald Trump’s personal account was offline for 11 minutes on Thursday evening due to a mistake by a company employee.  Reports emerged around 7 pm that Mr. Trump’s personal Twitter account was inaccessible, but it was quickly back up moments later. Twitter’s Government and Elections page initially said the account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human … Continue reading Trump’s personal Twitter offline for minutes

Daesh executed 741 during Mosul battle

Daesh (IS) killed at least 741 civilians while Iraqi and allied forces were fighting to take the militant stronghold of Mosul, according to the United Nations.  So-called Islamic State murdered the 741 individuals in “execution-style” killings, said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The UN mission in Iraq released a report on the liberation of Mosul that also said: “at least 2,521 civilians … Continue reading Daesh executed 741 during Mosul battle

Walmart shooting kills three in US

Three were killed by a lone shooter at a Thornton Walmart in the United States on Wednesday night with the suspect taken into custody the following day.  The Thornton Police Department said primary suspect Scott Ostrem was found thanks to a tip from the public and then taken into custody without incident. SWAT officers were at Mr. Ostrem’s last known residence in Adams County on … Continue reading Walmart shooting kills three in US

New York Terror attack suspect charged with terrorism

Key suspect Sayfullo Saipov has been charged by United States prosecutors with causing the deaths of eight people in New York by mowing them down in a truck in lower Manhattan.  Saipov was charged with providing Daesh (IS) with material support and resources. He was shot during the incident by NYPD officers and received treatment in a hospital. Saipov spoke freely to the authorities and waved … Continue reading New York Terror attack suspect charged with terrorism