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South Korea Locks Down Cities As Coronavirus Spreads

The Coronavirus is starting to take hold outside of China and, with a sharp increase in confirmed infections, South Korea is now stepping up measures to contain the virus, closing off two southern cities as well as suspending military operations. Following a rise of 53 cases of infection in the country on Thursday, a furtherContinue reading “South Korea Locks Down Cities As Coronavirus Spreads”

FW De Klerk and Nelsson Mandela sharing the 1993 Nobel Prize (Getty Images)

De Klerk Withdraws "Totally Unacceptable" Apartheid Denial

Former South African president, FW de Klerk, has withdrawn his comments that denied that the system of Apartheid was a crime against humanity. In an interview following de Klerk’s controversial statements denying that the system of Apartheid was a crime against humanity, he claimed it to be a “blatant lie” that he is an ApartheidContinue reading “De Klerk Withdraws "Totally Unacceptable" Apartheid Denial”

Op-ed: Why Trump Will Be Hard To Beat In 2020

There’s no denying that Donald Trump is a political juggernaut. Even though it seems ludicrous to some, he should be considered the favourite to win the general election in November, regardless of his opponent. And here’s why: Trump shocked the entire world when he beat Hillary Clinton in 2016 in a fairytale (or nightmare, dependingContinue reading “Op-ed: Why Trump Will Be Hard To Beat In 2020”

Medical staff in protective clothing carry a patient suspected of having the virus from an apartment in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. Some 242 people in Hubei died from the infection on Wednesday [Hector Retamal/AFP] - taken from Al Jazeera

Coronavirus Infections Near 60,000 – Chinese Party Official Fired

There has been a sharp increase in the number of confirmed cases of the nCoV-2019 coronavirus and a Communist Party of China official has been dismissed from his post. On Wednesday, China’s hardest-hit province of Hubei reported 242 new deaths in relation to the mystery virus – more than double the previous deadliest day. TheContinue reading “Coronavirus Infections Near 60,000 – Chinese Party Official Fired”

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Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger & Parasite The Big Winners At The 2020 Oscars

South Korean film, Parasite, made history at the 92nd Academy Awards last night, while Joaquin Phoenix was once again given recognition for his tremendous performance in Joker, and Renée Zellweger won the award for best actress for her role as Judy Garland in Judy. Winning an Oscar is one of the most prestigious, if notContinue reading “Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger & Parasite The Big Winners At The 2020 Oscars”

Op-ed: Takeaways From Iowa Debacle

Former Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg narrowly beat Bernie Sanders in terms of his share of State Delegates Equivalents, with 100% of districts’ numbers finally released. However, Sanders won over 2,500 more votes than Buttigieg and the “inconsistencies” with the reporting of results will have many Americans questioning the voting process and legitimacy thereof,Continue reading “Op-ed: Takeaways From Iowa Debacle”

Image: Aljazeera [Leah Millis/Reuters]

Trump Acquitted To Top Off Nightmare Week For Democrats

Unsurprisingly, President Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial by the United States’ Senate on Wednesday. However, the big story may not be about Trump himself, but the political miscalculation that could destroy the Democratic Party’s reputation and aid Trump’s re-election efforts. Trump was acquitted by 52 votes to 48 on charges of abuse ofContinue reading “Trump Acquitted To Top Off Nightmare Week For Democrats”

Dear Boomers, Here’s What It’s Like To Be A Millennial

The Millennial generation (1982-1999) often has a bad reputation among the older generations. However, there are many reasons for who we are, how we behave and our opinions. It starts with you. We are a generation that’s considered entitled. We have stupid haircuts, love avocados, we skateboard to work and we basically come across asContinue reading “Dear Boomers, Here’s What It’s Like To Be A Millennial”

Pelosi Tears Up Trump's State Of The Union Address

Donald Trump has praised his administration for it’s “great American comeback” in last night’s State of the Union address, but the major talking point was how House Majority Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, tore up Trump’s speech after it ended. Amidst all the drama of President Trump’s impeachment trial, he took to the House floor to deliverContinue reading “Pelosi Tears Up Trump's State Of The Union Address”

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