Who is Oscar Lopez Rivera? Play

Who is Oscar Lopez Rivera?

A former leader of the FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) and a Puerto Rican nationalist, Oscar Lopez Rivera is one of the last prisoners Barack Obama commuted during his presidency. Opponents call Oscar a terrorist and supporters compare him to Nelson Mandela. In honor of his release, Lopez Rivera was set to healine the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, but in light of his controversial commutation he decided to step down. Oscar Lopez Rivera no longer condones the use of violence for the freedom of Puerto Rico but he will still march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade as a humble Puerto Rican. Jun 5, 2017
How the Stonewall riot birthed LGBT Pride Play

How the Stonewall riot birthed LGBT Pride

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riot. President Clinton declared June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in 2000. This became LGBT Pride Month under President Obama in 2009. Jun 3, 2017
UN urges world to continue fight against climate change Play

UN urges world to continue fight against climate change

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that those not contributing to the Paris climate agreement would be left behind. He spoke on 30 May, before US President Donald Trump announced the United States would be leaving the climate treaty. The edited version of the video called Get on board or get left behind shows images of environmental dangers and was uploaded after Trumps announcement. Jun 3, 2017
London Bridge Terror Attack: What You Need To Know Play

London Bridge Terror Attack: What You Need To Know

Seven people have been killed in a terror attack in London. 48 more were injured and taken to five hospitals, some are still in critical condition. Three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge. They also stabbed several people at nearby Borough market. Wearing fake explosive vests, the attackers were shot shortly after. Their identities are not yet known. All political parties except UKIP have suspended their campaigns for the upcoming election on 8 June. Jun 4, 2017
Fishermen discuss Brexit, political fatigue and future of their industry Play

Fishermen discuss Brexit, political fatigue and future of their industry

In 2016 fishing quotas briefly became a political hot topic in the UK. The restrictions on the British fishing industry were widely used as an example during the referendum of how the EU negatively affected UK business. However, since the UK voted to leave the EU fishing has been seemingly forgotten about by politicians. With the 2017 general election fast approaching, we visited the seaside town of Hastings and spoke with fishermen there about political fatigue, Brexit, and the future of their industry. Jun 4, 2017
Theresa May drilled on TV debate absence during election campaign stop Play

Theresa May drilled on TV debate absence during election campaign stop

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced multiple questions from journalists on 31 May about her planned absence from a TV general election debate after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn agreed to take part. Corbyn had previously ruled out taking part in the 7-way leaders debate, and the decision may reflect an improvement in voter perception. Jun 1, 2017
Five times Jeremy Corbyn lost his cool Play

Five times Jeremy Corbyn lost his cool

Leader of the U.K. Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has had some feisty interviews in the past. So before the General Election on 8 June, here are five times his temper got the best of him.  Jun 2, 2017
Donald Trump announces withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Were getting out Play

Donald Trump announces withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Were getting out

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement, in effect ensuring the worlds second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming. The US will remove itself from the deal, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to the Paris agreement. There will be no penalty for leaving, with the Paris deal based upon the premise of voluntary emissions reductions by participating countries. Jun 2, 2017
#ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire on Zimbabwes future Play

#ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire on Zimbabwes future

Zimbabwean pastor and activist, Evan Mawarire created the #ThisFlag movement in April 2016 with a simple video that spread across social media and created a movement that inspired thousands of Zimbabweans. At the 2017 Oslo Freedom Forum, he told his story and shared his views with Newsweek on the future of his home nation, Zimbabwe.  Jun 1, 2017
Donald Trump pulls US out of Paris climate agreement Play

Donald Trump pulls US out of Paris climate agreement

Axios news outlet, which first reported that Donald Trump would withdraw the US out of the Paris climate agreement, said details of the pullout are being worked out by a team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The choice is between a formal withdrawal that could take three years or leaving the U.N. treaty that the accord is based on, which would be quicker but more extreme. May 31, 2017
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How Covfefe sent the internet into meltdown

Nothing brings the various tribes of the internet together like creating a meme. Around midnight on May 31, the account of US President Donald Trump tweeted Despite the constant negative press covfefe and the Twittersphere lit up. In less than 10 minutes a newly created @covfefe Twitter account responded to him, it received 6200 retweets, the domain name covfefe.com was purchased and it spawned its own hashtags with tens of thousands of mentions. Jun 1, 2017
Donald Trumps spin doctor Mike Dubke resigns from White House post Play

Donald Trumps spin doctor Mike Dubke resigns from White House post

White House communications director Mike Dubke will leave his position but no date has been set for his departure, it was reported Tuesday. The veteran Republican strategist reportedly handed in his resignation over a week ago on 18 May, just before President Donald Trumps first official trip abroad. However, he offered to stay on through it, which Trump accepted, Axios reported. May 31, 2017