Category: World

Iraqi Kurds seek independence in controversial vote

Baghdad wants Kurdish leaders to postpone the controversial referendum on independence for Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan scheduled for September 25, amid fears the vote could distract from the region’s war against the Islamic State (IS).  In a September 12 vote in Baghdad, Iraq’s Parliament voted…

Trump orders new sanctions against North Korea

President Donald Trump signed an order that imposed new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and authorized he US treasury to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the country. The announcement came as the Chinese central bank…

Russians used Facebook to support Trump rallies

The Daily Beast discovered ‘Being Patriotic,’ a Facebook group that proves Russian provocateurs explicitly mobilized Trump supporters during last year’s presidential campaign. Facebook’s recent deletion of hundreds of Russian accounts hid much of the evidence but videos and photos from…

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 44 people and toppling dozens of buildings in Mexico City and surrounding areas. Mexico City’s airport has suspended operations after the 7.1 magnitude…