A number of countries — including the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark — have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. Meanwhile, President Nicolás Maduro argues firmly he is the legitimate leader.
The United States and the Taliban in Afghanistan are currently in the midst of negotiations about a possible withdrawal by the U.S. from that country. Many fear this could signal a “surrender” by the U.S., putting Afghanistan at risk of becoming a hub for terrorism.
In a dramatic vote, Parliament said no to Britain Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union. Called one of the worst parliamentary defeats in modern times, the 432 to 202 vote highlights Britain’s fractured government.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) appears to be on the chopping block again after a federal court judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional. While the ruling likely won’t have any immediate effects, it could eventually jeopardize the nation’s health care system.
So-called “chain migration” is in the news again as House Republicans try to introduce a government funding bill that includes $5 billion in funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Protestors in yellow vests have taken to the streets in France, challenging a planned increase in France’s fuel tax. Some say the protests are symbolic of a wave of discontent among citizens who feel “invisible” or abandoned by the government and wealthy elites.
This week, the country mourns the loss of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94. His funeral is being held today at the Washington National Cathedral.
This week, the Trump administration is facing criticism over the Black Friday release of its climate change report, and President Trump’s resulting statements.
Democrats gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, while Republicans bolstered their majority in the U.S. Senate.
Tensions continue to flair between Saudi Arabia and Turkey over the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — with mixed accounts from both parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. response to the slaying of Khashoggi, who was a U.S. resident, has been uneven.