Swedish Politicians to Receive a Pay Raise

STOCKHOLM, Sweden– Starting on November 1st, members of the Swedish Parliament are up for a pay raise. Members of Parliament are set to receive a 1,500 kronor increase this year raisinging salaries to 66,900 kronor ($7,350) a month. “We look at the National Mediation Office’s statistics on wage setting, the National Institute of Economic Research’s…

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom opens up about rise in Politics at A3C Festival & Conference

ATLANTA, Georgia — – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottomssat sat down with renowned culture journalist, Rembert Browne, for an intimate discussion sharing her journey into becoming the Mayor, from grade school until present day — at the A3C Festival and Conference. The discussion was held at the A3C Festival & Conference headquarters, the Loudermilk Conference…

Colombian president tightens anti-drug laws

BOGOTA,Columbia — Colombia’s newly-elected president Ivan Duque signed a decree Monday cracking down on drug consumption following an “alarming increase” in domestic abuse of substances. The decree will allow police to confiscate even minimum doses of marijuana, decriminalized in the South American country since 1994. “We are signing a decree that gives tools to the…

Kanye West Clarifies ‘Abolish’ 13th Amendment Remark

LOS ANGELES, California — Following his appearance on SNL, Kanye West (Ye) sat down with Harvey Levin from TMZ to discuss his wording when addressing the 13th Amendment written into the United States Constitution. Ye states that he used the wrong word when he said he wanted to “abolish” the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery,…

Former President Barack Obama endores Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan

HELSINKI, Finland — Former President Barack Obama joins his former Vice President, Joe Biden in endorsing Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in the race for governor of Michigan, Whitmer’s campaign announced Monday. “I’m proud to endorse Gretchen Whitmer because Michigan’s middle-class families need a governor who knows how to get things done,” said Obama said in a…

Trump reaches rebranded NAFTA as Canada joins pact with Mexico

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump trade announced that a deal has been reached before its midnight Sunday deadline on what will be now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The Trump administration’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico leaves much of the old North American Free Trade Agreement intact. Congratulations to Mexico…

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven voted out by parliament

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — On Tuesday, in accordance with the provisions of the Swedish Constitution, a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister was held in the Riksdag. A total of 204 of Sweden’s 349 members of parliament voted no to Stefan Löfven as Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. No one abstained, 142 voted for Löfven…

Rihanna named “Ambassador Extraordinary And Plenipotentiary” Of Barbados

ST. MICHEAL, Barbados — On Thursday of this week, the Barbados Government Office released a statement giving Bajan R&B superstar Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty “specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism, and investment for the island.” Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley in the press release said that she is honored to give the award-winning singer this title…

Michigan judge stops state from closing 98 medical pot businesses

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello issued an injunction on Thursday that saved the closure of 98 medical marijuana facilities in Michigan. Borrello’s brief ruling ordered the state to extend the deadline to Dec. 15 for all facilities temporarily operating under emergency rules and stop “treating temporarily operating medical marijuana businesses…