Entries by Kate Weaver

Venezuela Crises Set to Escalate as General Strike Begins

Written by Alicia Hernandez and Sibylla Brodzinsky. Read the original article on the Guardian. Image credit: The Guardian. Venezuela is bracing for an escalation of the confrontation between the government and the opposition as the country awoke to near paralysis on Thursday at the beginning of a general strike. Caracas, the capital, was littered with roadblocks […]

Why is the India-China border stand-off escalating?

Written by  Soutik Biswas. Read the original article on the BBC. Image Credit: the BBC. f you browse through the latest headlines about the now month-long border stand-off between India and China, you might think the Asian rivals are teetering on the brink of an armed conflict. The rhetoric is full of foreboding and menace. […]

South Korea Seeks Rare Talks with North Korea to Ease Military Tensions

Written by the Agence France-Presse in Seoul. See the original article on the Guardian. South Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North to ease tensions after Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test earlier this month. Monday’s offer, the first since South Korea elected the moderate Moon Jae-In as president, came as the Red Cross in […]

Justices Side With Immigrant Who Got Bad Legal Advice

Written by Adam Liptak. Read the original article on the New York Times. Image Credit: the New York Times. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of an immigrant whose lawyer falsely told him that pleading guilty to a drug charge would not lead to his deportation. When the immigrant, Jae Lee, learned the […]