GRAB ‘EM BY THE MIDTERMS

The Blue Wave The US Democratic Party has managed to seize control of the House of Representatives, despite losing a significant number of seats in the Senate to the Republicans. This round of elections saw a record turnout of an estimated 113 million ballots…

NEWLY APPOINTED UMNO PRESIDENT NEWLY ARRESTED

Caught up in some Home Affairs Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Amidi was apprehended earlier this Thursday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), facing a laundry list of 45 charges that include corruption and criminal breach of trust. In particular, local media…

BREAKING A BANKSY PIECE THAT BROKE THE BANK

The famous British street artist Banksy has just pulled off another feat in pranking history: shredding his “Girl with Balloon” piece, right as it was being auctioned off. The ingenious plot consisted of a remote-control shredder being installed within the artwork’s wooden frame housing…

WTO IS TRUMP DOING NOW?

What Happened? President Donald J. Trump has threatened to leave the WTO according to reasons that include unfair treatment by the international body. This comes as no surprise – after all, his protectionist trade policies often contradict the open-trade ethos of the WTO. In…

LIAR LIAR PANTS-ED BY MUELLER

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has officially submitted a recommendation to the courts, proposing a sentence of not more than six months for George Papadopoulos, who has been charged with lying to federal investigators. According to a memorandum submitted to the judge by the…

Google China?

The Intercept has reported that high level executives in Google are planning to release a version of the popular search engine, specially catered to the (censorship) needs of the world’s largest country. To be fair, Google has not been too shy about whiting out…

IAAF MAINTAINS BAN ON RUSSIAN ATHLETES

The International Association of Athletes Federation (IAAF) has decided to maintain its position on suspending Russia’s participation in international athletics, despite having recognized progress in the country’s cooperation in ongoing investigations. It seems that getting off the hook will require more effort as Russian…