Puerto Rico wants the ashes of the Fiscal Control Board

Last year during the administration of Barack Obama the Puerto Rico Oversight, Managemnet and Stability Act (PROMESA) became law. Law that opens the way for a Fiscal Control Board to be appointed so that the country's finances will be restored as an initiative to comply with bondholders and GO's (General Obligation Debts). Then this year … Continue reading Puerto Rico wants the ashes of the Fiscal Control Board

North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range

MANILA — North Korea on Monday spurned overtures from South Korea and the United States, and instead lobbed a new inflammatory threat to retaliate against the United States over new U.N. sanctions punishing Pyongyang for its missile and nuclear tests. In a speech at the ASEAN Regional Forum, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho … Continue reading North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration. For many members of the group, which is called “Fedrelandet viktigst” or “Fatherland first,” the image encapsulated the problems Norway was facing after an influx of Muslim immigrants in the past few years. It … Continue reading An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

WASHINGTON — Russia is preparing to send as many as 100,000 troops to the eastern edge of NATO territory at the end of the summer, one of the biggest steps yet in the military buildup undertaken by President Vladimir V. Putin and an exercise in intimidation that recalls the most ominous days of the Cold War. The troops are conducting military … Continue reading Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

Commendations for UPR students

The University of PR students resumed classes after a long struggle and after University authorities, Fiscal Board and the Governor agreed to hear their complaints and proposals.   At the end and as expected, the President of the University, Nivia Fernández resigned from her post along with other officials from the administration of the University after … Continue reading Commendations for UPR students

A much-feared Taliban offshoot returns from the dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — When a fake sewage tanker truck carrying 3,000 pounds of explosives managed to reach a high-security district of Kabul on May 30, then detonated a huge bomb that left 150 people dead and 400 wounded, no insurgent or terror group claimed responsibility. But immediately, the rumors began to spread. The Haqqanis. It had to … Continue reading A much-feared Taliban offshoot returns from the dead

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Monday proposed holding military and humanitarian talks with North Korea, its first visible split with the Trump administration, which has said it will deal with North Korea’s continued missile tests by stepping up sanctions and military pressure on the country. If the talks take place, they will be the first military-to-military dialogue since 2014. … Continue reading South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border