Westminster: 48 Hours Later

As PM Theresa May delivered her statement on the Westminster attack Wednesday night, it was clear she had chosen her words carefully. “The United Kingdom’s threat level has been set at severe for some time, and this will not change,” May said in the statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have…

Attacks in Westminster: What We Know

An attack Wednesday afternoon at several locations around London’s Houses of Parliament left several critically wounded.  Latest reports list the number killed as four, including the suspected attacker, though information is as yet unclear. Videos of the attack show pedestrians running, being ordered by police to get to cover and clear the area. A car,…

White House Bars Selected Media Organizations from Entry

The usual daily press briefing didn’t happen on February 24.  Instead, an untelevised briefing of a selected few media outlets took place at the White House. It is clear CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is working to hide her shock as she broke the news at 2:01 p.m., Friday afternoon. “We have just learned here at…

The Decision in Bobigny: Police Brutality in France

On Monday, a French court determined a police officer should go to trial and face charges of rape. The decision comes after weeks of often violent rallies, sparked by “L’Affaire Théo”: the February 2nd arrest of Théo Luhaka, 22, which resulted in surgery and a hospital stay.  Three police officers involved were accused of unnecessary…

A Rundown of Recent Protests and Riots in Paris

After similar riots earlier this month, protests in Paris got violent again over the weekend. On February 2, a black man, identified only as ‘Theo,’ aged 22, was arrested in the district of Aulnay-Sous-Bois by police.  He alleged that one of the officers sexually assaulted him with a baton during the arrest. The arrest was…

Taiwan, the U.S. and the ‘One China’ Policy

Some people are saying Trump made a bit of a questionable diplomatic decision this week. The relationship between the U.S. and China has always been a bit strained, so Trump’s phone call Thursday night to Chinese President Xi Jinping to wish him a happy Chinese New Year might seem like a good move on his…