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Aug 28, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Approves Suspending Parliament

  • Queen Elizabeth approves Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request to suspend Parliament from mid-September to October 14th. 

  • "The real purpose of the dramatic move is to limit the amount of time opposition members of Parliament have to block a 'no-deal' Brexit," writes Axios.

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Aug 23, 2019

Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns

  • Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, announces he will resign from his position amidst tensions between Italy’s two populist parties that make up the government’s majority coalition.
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Aug 13, 2019

Hong Kong Shuts Down Airport as Tensions Rise

  • Tensions escalate as thousands of Hong Kongers defy orders to stop protesting.

  • The protests cause flight delays and shut down the Hong Kong airport entirely. THe protests occasionally turn violent, with police clashing with citizens.

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Jul 23, 2019

Boris Johnson to Become Prime Minister of U.K.

  • Boris Johnson will become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom.

  • A major proponent of Brexit, Johnson faces the daunting challenge of leading the U.K. out of the European Union. 

  • A no deal could severely hurt the British economy, according to several economists.

Jun 9, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong

Days after the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, approximately one million protestors take to the streets of Hong Kong in disagreement with a new extradition law. The new provision would allow a person in Hong Kong to be tried in mainland China. Days later, the leader of Hong Kong suspends the extradition bill. 

Apr 21, 2019

Sri Lanka Bombings

Suicide bombers kill at least 250 people and injure over 500 by detonating bombs in six locations – at three churches and three hotels – in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. According to government officials, the attackers were members of a local Islamist militant group

Apr 16, 2019

Trump Vetoes Resolution To Stop U.S. Involvement In Yemen War

Trump vetoes a resolution that would have ended the U.S. participation in the Yemen War. The second veto of his presidency stops a resolution that passed the House by a vote of 247-to-175 and the Senate by a vote of 54-46, with seven Republican senators joining Democrats in support

Apr 15, 2019

Massive Fire Rips Through Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame, one of France's most cherished relics, goes up in flames. After the fire is put out, authorities say that the structure remains intact and that arson is not to blame. President Emmanuel Macron vows to rebuild the sacred structure

Apr 11, 2019

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange is Arrested

Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower group WikiLeaks, is arrested by British authorities on U.S. hacking charges and faces possible extradition. Assange was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London under asylum protections. On April 11, the Ecuadorean president revoked Assange's protection because of bad behavior and invited the U.K. authorities to arrest him

Apr 8, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-Election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins re-election to win a record fifth term as head of Israel. Netanyahu, a conservative, relied on the resurgent religious right to secure another victory. During the campaign, Netanyahu highlighted his close relationship to Trump and made a controversial pledge to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank. He is also facing corruption charges that he could still be indicted for

Jan 23, 2019

Two Presidents in Venezuela?

Juan Guaidó, leader of the opposition party, declares himself the legitimate president of Venezuela. Nicolás Maduro claimed victory weeks earlier in a presidential election many considered rigged. The Trump administration backs Guaidó as the rightful leader

Jan 11, 2019

U.S. Begins Exit From Syria

U.S. troops start transporting military equipment out of Syria in first steps of the Trump-ordered exit from the region

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