Ukrainian Prime Minister Narrowly Survives No-Confidence Vote

Ukrainian Prime Minister Narrowly Survives No-Confidence Vote

According to ABC News, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has survived a Feb. 16, 2016, vote, which would have ousted both he and his Cabinet. President Petro Poroshenko had previously requested the resignation of the prime minister. Prior to the vote in the Verkhovna Rada, Poroshenko called for a “total reformatting” of the Cabinet. Reuters reported that […]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies [Update]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies [Update]

According to San Antonio Express-News, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016. The 79-year-old was in Shafter, Texas at Cibolo Creek Ranch. His body discovered in his room after he did not show up for breakfast. The announcement was made by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who described Scalia as a patriot, a judge who was […]

Update: 6.4 Earthquake Topples Buildings in Taiwan

Update: 6.4 Earthquake Topples Buildings in Taiwan

The 6.3M earthquake reported, in Taiwan, by European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) earlier today, Feb. 5, 2016, has been also reported as 6.4M by the U.S. Geological Survey. According to CBS News, there was significant damage in Tainan, Taiwan. At least two buildings have collapsed and some gas lines and water pipes have ruptured. CBS News reports, that […]

6.3 Earthquake in Taiwan Jolted Sleeping Residents Awake

6.3 Earthquake in Taiwan Jolted Sleeping Residents Awake

According to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), a 6.3M earthquake shook the Taiwan on Feb. 5, 2016, at 19:57 UTC. The epicenter was 17 km in-depth and its location was 22.93°N 120.54°E. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated there is no active alert associated with this tumbler. Closest Cities to the Epicenter The following cities […]

Martin O’Malley Suspends His Presidential Bid

Martin O’Malley Suspends His Presidential Bid

According to NBC News, Martin O’Malley, 53, announced his plans to suspend his presidential campaign. This decision was made early in the evening during the Iowa Caucus when he failed to gain enough votes. The former governor of Maryland originally launched his candidacy with big hopes and a strong resume. Yet, his campaign did not […]