Sunday, October 2, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at Age 96

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Early Thursday, September 8th, Buckingham Palace stated that the royal medical team expressed concern for Queen Elizabeth’s health and believed she should be under medical care. The statement quickly captured media coverage around the globe as the people wondered about the possibility of a new monarch to follow her 70 year reign.

The UK: Confetti Politics

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The United Kingdom has been a whirlwind of international developments the past few weeks, whether it be from the resignation of Boris Johnson after pressure to resign arose from his own party, the exceptionally bad performances of the ruling Conservative party that ultimately lead to Johnsons resigning, or the fact that their head of state for the past 70 years passed away last week, The UK is nothing short of a confetti cannon of news.

Massive Earthquake Hits Japan

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan earlier this week, leaving at least four people dead and 160 injured. A tsunami advisory had also been placed but was recently lifted.

Russia in Talks with Turkey on Possible Peace Deal with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a phone call with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to discuss exactly what his demands for Ukraine would be in order to reach a peace deal.

An Overview of the Ukrainian Conflict

Russia has amassed an estimated 100 thousand troops along its border with Ukraine in recent months, sparking fears of an invasion in the coming days. According to US intelligence, Russia already has the military capacity to do so.

Government of Burkina Faso Overthrown by Military Coup

The tiny west African nation of Burkina Faso suffered a huge shock on Monday when democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was ousted from power after the military stormed his house on Monday.

Partygate

In late November of 2021, the Daily Mirror reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff at 10 Downing Street were holding several parties in 2020 and 2021, which violated the government’s very own COVID-19 restrictions.

A Cry Against Inequality Turned Into a Coup

On January 2nd, protests in western Kazakhstan began spreading across the country as a result of the government cutting down on fossil fuel subsidies. What were once peaceful protests turned bloody after the police cracked down on the protesters.

The Silencing of Independent Media in Russia

By Nikolai Perebeinos      On April 24th, after the start of the invasion of Ukraine, Roskomnadzor, or Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere...

The Events Leading to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

By Ariq Uddin        Since this conflict is unfolding currently with new information rolling in each day, East Side News will continue to report on...

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