Turkey’s currency plummets, struggling economy jeopardizes President’s re-election

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Wednesday, the value of the lira, Turkey’s currency, plummeted dropping 1.5 percent, making it a twenty percent drop this year alone and a value close to five to the dollar. The timing of this economic turbulence has proven itself to be quite inconvenient, since Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had recently called for early elections in June 24, over a year in advance of their original schedule date, in order to avoid clashing with a probable economic shift for the currency. After…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppSince 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…

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British Secretary of State’s Secret Meetings With Israeli Ambassadors

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppPriti 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…

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Children are ten times more obese compared to 40 years ago

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppMore children and teens around the world are obese today than ever before. CNN Reported that in 1975, only 11 million people were classified as obese. In 2016, that number had risen to over 124 million. In a global study, a population of 2,416 people over the age of 5 had their Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. The finding showed that trends in mean BMI have recently flattened in parts of Europe and “high-income English-speaking and Asia-Pacific regions” for both males and…

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Tillerson, US State Department tighten visa restrictions

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Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppPresident Trump has been promising to increase the difficulty for non-Americans to receive United States visas ever since he was on the campaign trail. Today, the State Department officially has new grounds to deny entry to visitors or remove them from US soil if they are currently residing here. In connection with all the United States Embassies around the globe, Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, stated that visitors who do not stay on their predetermined course of action when in the United…

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