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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”
In an attack that is being treated as an act of terrorism, nine people have died in a mass shooting at the hands of a far-right extremist in the German city of Hanau. A gunman opened fire on two shisha bars in the Western city killing nine at around 22:00 local time. The clientele ofContinue reading “Nine Dead After Terrorist Attack In Germany”
A surging candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries is somebody that hasn’t even been on the ballot yet. His name is Michael Bloomberg and he’s just like Donald Trump. Michael Bloomberg is a 78-year-old businessman that is best known to Americans as a former Mayor of New York. He is also the CEO of financial,Continue reading “Trump 2.0: Meet Michael Bloomberg”
Former South African president, FW de Klerk, has withdrawn his comments that denied that the system of Apartheid was a crime against humanity.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”
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”
The Bitcoin price is above $10,000 again, after a strong 2019. It’s still a far cry from its December 2017 high of almost $20,000, but the real question is whether it can sustain its value this time around. Bitcoin investors, enthusiasts and evangelicals desperately want the answer to that question to be a resounding yes,Continue reading “Bitcoin Prices Soar Again… Here's Why”
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”
Senator Bernie Sanders was declared the winner of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary on Tuesday, while Senator Amy Klobuchar shocked everyone with a third place finish and Andrew Yang dropped out of the race. Following the debacle of the Iowa caucus last week, Sanders has been declared the winner with 87% of the results reportedContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary”
The mystery of coronavirus in China continues to escalate, after over 100 people died from the virus on Monday, according to Chinese authorities. Less than a fortnight after the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency and the first fatality outside of China occurred, the virus continues to escalate at an alarming rate. TheContinue reading “Coronavirus Death Toll Now Over 1000”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Is it possible that Zinedine Zidane’s rejuvinated Real Madrid team could win the treble this season?