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Spain gives Catalan leaders 5 days to declare independence or back...

(Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, image courtesty of Wikimedia Commons.) After Catalan President Carles Puigdemont confusingly equivocated on Catalonia's independence, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy...

Kenya faces civil and constitutional crises as the opposition party withdraws

(Raila and Ida Odinga during a political rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) Kenya faces serious civil strife now that the main...

In German election Merkel’s center holds, but the far-right rises

(Alexander Gauland, one of the leaders of the far-right AfD party. Image courtesy of Wikimedia commons.) Germans have re-elected Angela Merkel and her centrist CDU...

Catalonia protests for a referendum on independence

(Carles Puigdemont, the President of Catalonia, a province in Spain. Photo courtesy of wikimedia commons.) Protests rage in Catalonia, a region in northeast Spain, over...

Tensions rise as North Korea faces another sanction

(Nikki Haley, current UN ambassador and a key to the negotiations around the current North Korean sanctions. Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore, via Flickr.) Tensions...

Angola’s ruling party claims a narrow victory in recent election

  Photo: The party flag for the MPLA, Angola's ruling party. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Polls have just closed on Angola's election and the ruling MPLA...

Trump promises change in Afghanistan policy, but change is unlikely

Photo:US President Donald Trump meeting with General Joseph Votel. Courtesy of US Central Command. After a tumultuous week President Trump had spent on an on-and-off...

Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Cuba Policies

Former President Barack Obama opened up relations between the US and Cuba after about 5 decades of embargo but now President Trump will roll...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

President Hassan Rouhani during a visit to Russia, picture courtesy of the Kremlin, President of Russia's office, March 28, 2017. Winning 57 percent of the...

Germany | Angela Merkel and CDU Win Big Regional Victory

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have now won their third regional election and their biggest yet. In this election the CDU have...