International Affairs


Iranian President Re-Elected

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a second term on Saturday, easily defeating his opponent in what was expected to be a close race. Rouhani won with 58.6% of the vote, according to state-run television, compared to 39.8% for his main competitor, conservative hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. Rouhani is from the moderate, reformist […]

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President Trump to Meet with Turkish President Erdogan

President Donald Trump will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16, according to a statement from the press secretary.  The statement says that “the two leaders will discuss how to further strengthen our bilateral relationship and deepen our cooperation to confront terrorism in all its forms.” The […]


Emmanuel Macron Elected President of France

Centrist and political newcomer Emmanuel Macron has been elected the President of France, handily defeating National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Most recently available results put Macron at 65.8%, surpassing La Pen’s 34.2%. Macron has never held political office, although he did serve as Finance Minister under former Prime Minister Manuel Valls. The […]

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Prince Philip No Longer Making Public Appearances

Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is stepping down from all public royal engagements starting in August. The Duke of Edinburgh will continue to attend previously made arrangements between now and August, but will no longer accept new arrangements starting in the fall. […]