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Op-Ed: There's a lack of millennial commentators in the mainstream media

With the 2016 Election approaching, many are already wondering if millennials will turn out to vote or campaign. Yet when it comes to participation in society, millennials are often shut out, and no where is that more obvious than in the mainstream media.

China warns North Korea nuclear arsenal expanding: Report

Seoul - Chinese nuclear experts believe North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Jeb Bush: NSA mass surveillance 'best part of Obama presidency'

Seattle - Possible Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised President Barack Obama for enhancing the National Security Agency by continuing its worldwide program of mass surveillance and bulk data collection.

AZ sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt charge in profiling case

Phoenix - Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio began the first part of a four-day hearing on Tuesday that may result in fines and damage him politically and in terms of his credibility.

Harper government extends International Space Station commitment

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government re-upped their commitment to the International Space Station (ISS), signing on for an extra four years. Canada will now be a part of the project until at least 2024.

Op-Ed: Ron Paul on U.S. silence on Ukraine opposition murders

Kiev - Ron Paul points out the radical differences in the response from the U.S. government when a prominent opponent of the Russian government is murdered and when several members of the Ukrainian opposition meet the same fate.

Passion for political science at the 2015 MPSA Conference Special

Chicago - The annual MPSA Conference was recently held at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL. Thousands are drawn to the yearly event, and each passes a symbol of romance upon arriving. Passion for the field of political science was exuded by all who participated.

Op-Ed: Greek government has contradictory aims

Athen - Greece said it will keep election pledges to end austerity measures even as its creditors demand pension and labour market changes that go counter to those pledges.

Washington Post journalist faces spy trial in Iran

Tehran - A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran will be tried for espionage and collaborating with "hostile governments", in a decision branded absurd Monday by the White House and the newspaper.

Op-Ed: Iran nuclear talks to resume this week — New details emerge

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry heralded the recent preliminary agreement with Iran as a historic event. So far, America has catered to many requests while Iran promises little in return.

Leader of Alberta's NDP Rachel Notley reveals election platform Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, revealed her party's election platform at a press conference in Edmonton on April 19.

Protesters continue to oppose Bill C-51 Special

Edmonton - A second National Day of Action on April 18 saw protesters come out in droves in Edmonton again to protest the federal Bill C-51.

Op-Ed: Draft agreement on Libyan unity government appears close

Tripoli - Bernardino Leon, the special UN envoy for Libya, who is guiding peace talks between the two main rival factions in Libya, claims that the two parties are "very close to a final agreement" on a unity government.

Greece set for trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

Atenas - Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.

Op-Ed: UN reports differences between parties on Libyan unity government

Skhirat - The UN clams it is trying to narrow differences between the two rival governments in Libya on the nature of a unity government to replace the two competing governments.

Collapsed bribery cases boost UK's vilified press

London - Vilified for their dark arts since the phone-hacking scandal, Britain's popular press won a victory this week after prosecutors acknowledged that the long-held practice of paying sources for stories was legitimate.

Op-Ed: Governor to sue President Obama over forced Medicaid expansion

The Sunshine State has a dark cloud hovering over its health care system. The Governor claims that Florida is the victim of political blackmail in order to force Medicaid expansion.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked Libyan armed forces head General Haftar is untouchable

Tripoli - There is ample evidence to show that General Khalifa Haftar is untouchable no matter what he does to directly snub his nose at the UN-supported peace talks promoted by the U.S. and other countries.

Op-Ed: UN imposes sanctions on Houthis but Yemen conflict continues

Sanaa - In a sign that the Saudi-led bombing campaign and offensive against Houthi rebels is not going well, the newly minted vice-president appointed by the internationally recognized president Mansour Hadi has urged the Houthi fighters to end their offensive.
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