East Asia Japan – A tiny island in the North Pacific yielded a major discovery last week: mud (about 16 million tons of it). More specifically, this mud was found to contain enormous amounts of rare earth minerals that are Read More
Last year, during his State of the Union Address, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker promised to update the institution’s Strategy for the Western Balkans. On February 6th, President Juncker fulfilled this promise when the Commission released a revised plan to Read More
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Middle East Syria – The United States, United Kingdom, and France conducted a joint airstrike on the night of April 13th on three sites identified as integral to the Syrian government’s production of chemical weapons. This attack was meant to Read More
Africa Zimbabwe – Last November, Zimbabwe saw the biggest political change since its independence when President Robert Mugabe resigned. On April 11th, Zimbabwe announced that it will invite Western monitors to the country for its national elections for the first Read More
Asia China – After the U.S., via President Trump, placed tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, China fought back with tariffs of its own. American farmers are some of the hardest hit by these new tariffs, as $3 billion worth Read More
After years of speculation and testing, SpaceX successfully conducted a test launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6th. The test showed off several key aspects of the private company’s work to make space flight more affordable. The Read More
This week, following continued chaos in the international arena, the UN, with sponsorship from CERN, NAFTA, Disney, and Alphabet, has announced that they will be reorganizing the system with a series of reforms designed to “ensure the security and continuing Read More