Swedish Parliament Rejects Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) as Prime Minister

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — In what has spun out to become a historic tale in the political spectrum, the Swedish Parliament has rejected Prime Minister candidate Ulf Kristersson. On November 12, the Speaker Andreas Norlén presented a proposal for a candidate for prime minister to the Riksdag. The Speaker’s proposal for a new prime minister was…

Michigan Becomes 10th State Legalizing Recreational Pot

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan became the 10th U.S. state — and first in the Midwest — to legalize recreational pot. “Michigan will be the first state in the Midwest to end marijuana prohibition and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated for adult use,” Marijuana Policy Project deputy director Matthew Schweich, who…

Amendment 4 approved in Florida, Restoring Voting Rights to more than 1 million felons

FLORIDA — The Sunshine State of Florida has approved Amendment 4 — an amendment that will automatically restore voting rights to more than a million people previously convicted of felonies. The amendment passed Tuesday after exceeding the 60% threshold required to become a law. Felons who finish their full sentences, including fines, probation and parole,…

Democrats Win House, Reublicans soldify Senate majority

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Democrats captured the House of Representatives on Tuesday, aligning them with ability to exercise a major institutional check on President Donald Trump. The victory breaks up the Republican monopoly on power, with a younger, more female and more racially diverse political generation. “We have the beginning of a new Democratic Party,…

Rihanna endorses Andrew Gullum For Governor of Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Rihanna showed her support to Florida’s Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. This marks Gullum’s second big endorsement as former President of The United States, Barack Obama, joined him on the campaign trail last week. In her post via Instagram, Rihanna also urged Florida voters to cast…

Ethiopia appoints its First Female President

ADDIS ABABA —  Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde on Thursday. Sahle-Work replaces Mulatu Teshome, who resigned the presidency Wednesday. She has served since June as the United Nation’s special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. Sahle – Work  also has held top diplomatic posts representing Ethiopia in France…

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term in office

CAMEROON (Africa) — On Monday, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been re-elected for a seventh term — extending his 36-year rule over the nation. The 85-year-old president won 71.3 percent of the vote, beating nine other candidates. Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term https://t.co/VfnoMGGwi2 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) 22 oktober 2018

Canada legalizes recreational Marijuana

CANADA — Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana in Canada when he campaigned to become prime minister. Wednesday, the Cannabis Act became law, as Canada becomes the first G7 Nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in…