Global Events

Global/International Current Events.  World news and foreign policy feeds refreshed daily.  Not simply headlines, but ideally covering stories from more in depth sources about the topics of the day.

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  • World News | Breaking US News and International News Headlines – GlobalPost is my best global news source.
  • The Ground Truth Project |  Blog of on-the-ground reporting around the world

Most political experts in and outside Ukraine have reacted negatively or very negatively to the announcement, on New Year's eve, of Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelens'kyy that he will become a candidate in Ukraine's presidential elections scheduled for 31 March (first round) and 21 April 2019 (second round of the two front-runners). Indeed, Zelens'kyy's submission is – see below – in various ways problematic. Probably, his candidacy is an even more ambivalent enterprise than those of [...]

Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
This week's [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
President Donald J. Trump begins his third year in office, political turmoil continues in Venezuela, and Brexit faces more challenges. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: The World Next Week |
Hoes before Bros

John-Pierre Joyce

Venetian officials sought to stem a ‘plague' of sodomy by promoting the heterosexual sex trade.

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Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: History Today Blog
Juan and Eva Peron, the World's most well known Populists

In my city, we had one of the first internationally known populist leaders in our city government. He won because his main challenger was seen as a part of a corrupt regional government that were far from allergic to scandals. His personal life was complicated and tragic, with the man himself succumbing to cancer after a few bouts at rehab for his drug and alcohol addictions. [...]

Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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