Tensions Unfold Between Pakistan and the U.S. as Washington Suspends Security Assistance to Islamabad

Since the 2011 capture of Osama Bin Laden, concealed away in the outlands of Abbottabad, Pakistan, the U.S. has had their doubts about Pakistan’s alliance with the American government. With Donald Trump in power, unresolved questions and suspicions have escalated. Washington raised the suspicions by denouncing Pakistan of playing a “double game,” in regard to Pakistan’s possible aid to the Taliban and association with the Afghani guerilla insurgent group, the Haqqani network. In 2012, soon after the arrest of Bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, was caught spying for the…

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British Secretary of State’s Secret Meetings With Israeli Ambassadors

Priti Patel, British Secretary of State in International Development, resigned last week due to a conspicuous breach in regulation when she met with Israeli diplomats upon her two-week holiday over the summer, contradicting her statement of visiting her family. This sudden and covert meet was arranged and violated ministerial protocol, causing her political termination. As the lead of International Development, Patel’s role is supporting and providing needs for the underdeveloped and communities of developing countries. Her duties can vary from education benefits to health and agriculture. Her confidential meetings contained…

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Einstein’s Note on Happiness Sells For Over $1.5 Million

The year was 1922, a few years before WWI’s completion. The 20s were the era of revival and rebirth; new definitions were determined, a new savoir-faire, without the resistance from society. We were finally detached from propriety. These thoughts may have crossed the mind of physicist Albert Einstein during the surrealist movement of the early 20th century. Similar thoughts consumed the minds of civilians during the 1900’s, salubrious and stimulating. How do we determine happy living and humble beginnings? Shortly after the announcement of the Noble Prize attainment through a telegram,…

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‘We have perhaps been silent too long’: Catalonia independence causes fierce division

Over 300,000 out of the expected 900,000 demonstrators assembled in Barcelona on Sunday amidst week-long rallies expressing views of Catalonian liberation from Spain. Flags of both regions waved high and signs expressed the crowd’s opposition to the independence vote, declaring, “Together we are stronger” and “Catalonia is Spain.” Last week’s popular vote from the referendum concluded 90 percent of residents voted for independence from Spain. The Spanish court later ruled out the ballot votes, claiming the voting was invalid due to miscalculation and illegality. Turn-out for the vote was only…

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